Olula del Río is situated in the heart of the Almanzora Valley with Las Estancias Mountains to the north and Los Filibres Mountains to the south.
A town with ancient roots that has evolved over the years to become one of the great centres of the marble industry and is now considered to be one of the most important industrial areas of the province of Almerìa.
Arab influence can be seen in the various vestiges that are dotted about in the area. The great jewel of the town is the church of San Sebastían which was designed by author Ventura Rodríguez. Built in the shape of a Greek cross with a curious tower it is one of the most attractive churches in Almería.
The church of La Asunción is also very impressive being built entirely of marble.
The municipality of Olula del Río is not very extensive with a population of about 5,750.
There are several places of interest to visit, the hills of Fraile and Hondo, the gorge of Maimón and the Parque del Pinatar, a recreational area with camping and country walks.