Santuario de los Remedios

Cádiz' White Towns

Three kilometres southeast of Olvera's historic core, en route to Torre Alháquime, this 17th-century sanctuary honours the town's patron saint. Its superposed cloisters have a tropical feel, draped in plants and with muralled ceilings and floral-motif floor tiles. Upstairs is a room crammed with colourful offerings made to the much-revered Virgen de los Remedios.

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Nearby Cádiz' White Towns attractions

1. Castillo Árabe

1.67 MILES

Perched on a crag at 623m high atop town is Olvera's late-12th-century castle, which later formed part of Nasrid-era Granada's defensive systems. Clamber…

2. La Cilla

1.72 MILES

The old grain store of the Duques de Osuna, next to the castle, houses the tourist office, the fascinating Museo de la Frontera y los Castillos (devoted…

4. Castillo

5.34 MILES

At the top of town, Setenil's 12th-century castle was captured by the Christians just eight years before the fall of Granada. You can climb the 13th…

5. Acinipo

6.57 MILES

Some 20km northwest of Ronda, off the A374, is the relatively undisturbed Roman site of Acinipo at Ronda la Vieja. Although completely ruined, with the…

6. Iglesia de Santa María de Mesa

10.21 MILES

Completed in 1779, the pastel-pink baroque Iglesia de Santa María de Mesa houses a small museum devoted to religious artefacts; among these, a 16th…

7. Castillo

10.25 MILES

A path opposite the Hotel Arco de la Villa leads to Zahara's 12th-century castle keep (it's a steep, steady 10- to 15-minute climb). The castle's…

8. Capilla de San Juan de Letrán

10.28 MILES

This dainty yellow-and-white chapel dates from the 20th century. Its slender, whitewashed Torre del Reloj (clock tower) is the only remaining element of…