Description

Located in the extreme north east of the Sistema Betico range, among gently rounded mountains and fields of cereals and olive trees. The highlight of this sierra is the Peñón de Zaframagón, declared a Nature Reserve, which is home to the largest concentration of tawny vultures to be found anywhere in Andalusia.

The town is one of the area's most important and dates back to Nazari times, having grown at the foot of a 12th-century Moslem fortress. It stretches across the mountainside, a mixture of stately homes and examples of popular architecture, all built in the typical style of the Andalusian white villages. Worthy of note are the Castle and Our Lady's Church.

General information

Tourist Area: Pueblos Blancos/Sierra de Grazalema Province: Cádiz Distance from the capital (km): 139 Altitude above sea level (m): 643 Area (Km2): 193.57 Nº of inhabintants: 8629 name for people: Olvereños Postal code: 11690 Web: www.olvera.es/