Olula de Castro (Almeria)

Olula de Castro Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Olula de Castro (Almeria)

Olula de Castro
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Coordinates: 37.175188°, -2.475041°

Distance to Almeria: 54 km

Elevation: 1,010 m

Population: 189 inhabitants (2023)

Demonym: Oluleño (a)

Like all the municipalities of the Filabres-Tabernas region, its history goes back to prehistory, a period in which civilizations originating in Africa were established. In its fields, the ravages of Christian-Muslim struggles were also felt. It has been a victim of the emigration of the younger inhabitants who have had to go to the capital in search of greater opportunities. At present, its population is dedicated exclusively to agriculture, as livestock, a source of wealth in other times, has been abandoned from the productive point of view.

Olula de Castro stands out on the green pastures of the environment, with its stepped appearance and its whitewashed houses. Its steep and narrow streets, adorned with flowerpots and flowers, seem to be permanently adorned for the visitor. It is a quiet and cosy villa, surrounded by mountain paths ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities.

Its typical dishes include the “arrocillo”, a bean-based stew; the “correas”, a traditional winter stew, and the “alfajor” cake, an exquisite dessert made with honey, almonds, walnuts, and toasted bread.

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