Art and culture 

Castle of Olivenza

Located in the municipality of Olivenza in the province of Badajoz, this castle suffered the ravages of war.

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Location and Contact:

Pza. de Santa María, s/n
06100 Olivenza , Badajoz (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

Winter opening hours (1st October-30th April):
Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.
Saturday: from 10 am to 2:15 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.
Sunday: from 10 am to 2:15 pm.
Monday: Closed

Summer opening hours (1st May-30th September):
Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.
Saturday: from 10 am to 2:15 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.
Sunday: from 10 am to 2:15 pm.
Monday: Closed

  • Located in the municipality of Olivenza in the province of Badajoz, this castle suffered the ravages of war.

    Olivenza castle was built by the Order of the Temple. After being owned by the Portuguese, Spanish and French, the fortress was severely damaged during the Spanish War of Independence, but in 1975 it was restored and turned into the town's ethnographic museum. Its tall, thick walls are made of masonry and have large towers with blind walls. Originally it had three doorways and a keep standing over 40 metres high, which still fascinates visitors. From here you can enjoy wonderful views of Olivenza.

  • Origin:
  • 12th century
  • Construction:
  • Castle
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • Services:

    • Facilities Babies
    • Facilities for Disabled
    • Guided Tours

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