The village is located at 925 meters above sea level and has 1.264 inhabitants (2014). The municipality of Orce includes also Fuenta Nueva and Venta Micena. In this small town they have discovered the remains of the first settlements of humans in the Iberia. The archaeological site of Cerro de la Virgen includes a settlement dated at 2000 a. C. where they found three phases of the Neolithic layers, followed by other Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. 

 

Video of Orce (by Roserper)

 

Castle of the 7 Towers
Castle of the 7 Towers

Festivities in Orce


  • In the second week of August the festival in the honor of the patron  Vírgen de los Dolores is celebrated;
  • On the first Sunday in August the Mercado Medieval de Orce is held:  craft stalls with wooden toys handmade craft work. Several artisans show how they work.Groups animation in medieval style with performances like dances and acrobatics;
  • In August the fair of Orce is held;
  • In September a small fair is held;
Iglesia de Santa Maria
Iglesia de Santa Maria

Points of Interest in Orce


  • Castle of the 7 towers;
  • Palacio de los Segura;
  • Palacio Belmonte Segura;
  • Iglesia de Santa Maria;
  • Ermita de San Sebastián;
  • Ermita San Antón;
  • Archeological excavations;
  • Watch towers; Atalaya de la Umbria, Atalaya del Salar;
  • Cave houses;
  • District: Barrio del Nador and Barrio del Morería;
  • Archelogical museum;
  • Fuencaliente Orce.

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Basic Information Orce


Orce (37°43′16″N 2°28′46″O)

Altitude: 925 meters

Population: 1.264 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 139 km

Distance to the beach: 106 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 273 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 154 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location Orce

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