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It has an unmistakable picture of

whitewashed houses and steep streets

.

Olvera,

in the Sierra Norte de Cádiz, is one of the essential towns at that crossroads where the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga and Seville meet. It is, from today, also the

new Capital of Rural Tourism 2021

, the initiative promoted by the EscapadaRural.com platform.

The Cadiz population has managed to prevail over the rest of the finalists by obtaining

21,794 votes

(18%) out of a total of 120,781 participants, a figure that far exceeds that registered in previous editions and that shows the consolidation of the contest and the good reception of this among the rural travelers.

The contest, now in its fifth edition, had entered

247 locations across the country

.

Of these, the digital platform specialized in rural accommodation selected the ten finalists under certain minimum requirements: having less than 10,000 inhabitants, betting on quality rural tourism and not having competed in previous editions.

Then, it was

the Internet users

who with their votes have raised Olvera as the capital of this year.

The views from the top of the town.

The second place went to

Daroca

, in Zaragoza, with 18,748 votes, who was on the verge of getting the award.

They are followed by

Yeste

(Albacete) in the third port.

Taramundi

(Asturias) was fourth.

Cuacos de Yuste

(Cáceres) and

Aia

(Guipúzcoa), occupy the fifth and sixth place.

Chelva

(Valencia) is the seventh.

Sepúlveda

(Segovia),

Ortigueira

(A Coruña) and

La Baronia de Rialb

(Lleida) close in the top ten this year.

The Mayor of Olvera, Francisco Párrago Rodríguez, has been extremely satisfied with the award and the opportunity it represents: "As mayor I want to show the satisfaction we feel for this distinction. First of all, to thank the support received by so many anonymous people who have voted for our candidacy, as well as all the institutions that have supported us and, of course, EscapadaRural.com for letting us appear in their

valuable showcase

and being able to show visitors everything that the town of Olvera can offer ".

The Capital of Rural Tourism awards were born five years ago with the double objective of giving visibility to the municipalities that are committed to rural tourism by creating a network of contacts to share experiences and concerns and make the finalist town a reference destination for rural tourism.

In last year's edition, Potes, in Cantabria, won the award by getting 24,499 votes.

Another Cantabrian town, Santillana del Mar, was the winner of the contest in the 2019 edition with 9,720 votes.

In 2018 the winner was Aínsa-Sobrarbe, in Huesca, and in the first edition the award went to Sigüenza (Guadalajara).

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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