OLVERA CASTLE

We live about five minutes away from Olvera castle in the medieval city of Olvera. The medieval part is limited to the immediate surroundings of the cathedral and the Arab castle only - we are right on top of the hill.

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Yesterday we visited the castle and adjoining museum and took many nice photos. Here are some.

A model of the medieval city at the museum. We have rented the house that is in front of the two ramps mid-left in front of the cathedral. The castle is on the right, the highest point in Olvera.

A model of the medieval city at the museum. We have rented the house that is in front of the two ramps mid-left in front of the cathedral. The castle is on the right, the highest point in Olvera.

View towards the cathedral from the stairs leading up to the castle. 

View towards the cathedral from the stairs leading up to the castle. 

It's a healthy climb to get up to the castle. A great workout. The town below is so beautiful from this angle as well. 

It's a healthy climb to get up to the castle. A great workout. The town below is so beautiful from this angle as well. 

Lili the castle princess. Here is what Michelin guide says of the castle: The triangular-shaped castle built in the late 12th century was part of the Nasrid defence line, set up by the rulers of the Arab dynasty that reigned from Granada. It was taken by King Alfonso XI in 1327. 

Lili the castle princess. Here is what Michelin guide says of the castle: The triangular-shaped castle built in the late 12th century was part of the Nasrid defence line, set up by the rulers of the Arab dynasty that reigned from Granada. It was taken by King Alfonso XI in 1327. 

This one is taken from the top level of the castle. 

This one is taken from the top level of the castle. 

The castle seen from the community cemetery below. 

The castle seen from the community cemetery below. 

Looking down at all the roofs. 

Looking down at all the roofs. 

The museum is also very nice. 

The museum is also very nice.