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The white town of Olvera in Cádiz, Southern Spain 10 May 2019

Posted on 10 May 2019
The town of Olvera in Cádiz, Southern Spain. Photo: Shutterstock
The town of Olvera in Cádiz, Southern Spain. Photo: Shutterstock
The town of Olvera in Cádiz, Southern Spain. Photo: Shutterstock

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Olvera is one of the most striking of the pueblos blancos (white towns) that crown the hilltops of Andalucía. A monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on a natural outcrop of rock dominates the lower town, and pilgrims have been known to crawl for miles on their hands and knees, in fulfilment of a vow, to the popular sanctuary of Virgen de los Remedios. 


Updated 10 May, 2019

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