Olivenza attractions

Castle in Olivenza

Castillo de Olivenza

Smack-bang in the old-town centre stands Olivenza's majestic 14th-century castle, dominated by the 36m-high Torre del Homenaje. Make your way to the roof for exquisite panoramas over the town and surrounding country…
Church in Olivenza

Iglesia de Santa María del Castillo

Built on the site of a 13th-century predecessor, this triple-naved, 16th- to 17th-century Renaissance church displays typical blue-and-white tiling and later baroque additions, such as the retablo mayor (main altarp…
Museum in Olivenza

Museo Etnográfico Extremeño

Within the 14th-century Castillo de Olivenza lies an informative 27-room ethnographic museum, detailing local customs in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Keep an eye out for a collection of toy cars (1st floor), an …
Walls in Olivenza


The most impressive section of Olivenza's original defensive walls is around the 18th-century Puerta del Calvario, on the western side of the old town.