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The Town of Olvera from our roof terrace

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Aguilera The Eagle's nest.

In the Andalusian Pueblo Blanco , white village of Olvera,

The cutest little house you will ever see, perched up high in the old town, under the recently restored Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion and The Arab Castle on Calle Calzada, the highest point of the town , built at the end of the 12th century when Olvera was part of the Nazari, Moorish Kingdom of Granada.

On the ground floor a kitchen/diner and a shower room. Upstairs the brightest bed-sitting room imaginable with amazing views seen from a wall of glass. Up again and you have an amazing roof terrace with the church behind you and the olive groves and the town spread out in front. Everything you could need, including internet access, is included in this little house, the perfect getaway.

Olvera is in the Spanish province of Cadiz within a 90 minute drive from the airports of Malaga, Seville and Jerez. A perfect base for all types of holiday: for the sporty nearby attractions include: The Via Verde, a railway line made into a country path which provides both cycle hire and horse riding . a little further afield at Algondonales you can learn para gliding. The bird watcher and nature lover should head for Zaframagon

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga,Jerez and Seville 50 km, Nearest railway: Ronda 25 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Andalucia region

Between Europe and Africa and meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, this region has been coveted by many different cultures throughout history.

The variable landscape go from the heat of the Guadalquivir River valley through to mountain terrain by way of the volcanic landscapes of the Tabernas desert, and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada. In barely forty kilometers you can go from Alpine mountain landscapes to tropical areas on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Andalusia today is a modern region which offers a warm welcome to visitor. Andalusia is the main holiday destination for Spaniards and overseas tourists. Don't miss it. Andalusia loves you…

Olvera

Olvera is more than twelve thousand years old, going as far back as the Palaeolithic era, the Phoenician and Roman settled here. the Romans calied it either Hippa or Hippo Nova. The area was overrun by Visigoths from the Baltic region in the 5th century then by Berber armies from north Africa in the 9th century. The Berbers called the town, Wubira. The town fell to the Christian reconquistadores in 1327.

Our town's most famous son is Nicolás de Ribera, the leaders of Spain's conquest of Peru. He was first mayor Lima, in 1535.There is a plaque mentioning him near our house.

During the 19th century Olvera was notorious, as a bandit refuge, hence the famous Andaluz saying: 'Kill your man and flee to Olvera!'

one of Olvera's modern-day tourism attractions is the Via Verde an abandoned rail-line turned into a hiker/biker route linking it to Puerto Serrano, one of the most remarkable walking experiences in Andalucía, with half a dozen viaducts, more than twenty tunnels, two wayside restaurants and a small hotel at the Olvera terminus.

The Hermitage Church of “Nuestra Señora de los Remedios” (Our lady of the Remedies) is near Olvera on the road to Torre Alháquime and Setenil. This is a unique building and well worth the visit.

The tourist office is in the Edificio la Cilla, Plaza de la Iglesia, by the Encarnación church

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