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Oliva Town Hall. Ajuntament d’Oliva.


Oliva Town Hall. Ajuntament d’Oliva.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento nº 1.
46780 Oliva

Telephone 96 285 02 50


You will find particularly attractive buildings presiding the plaza along with the statue of the Admiral Gabriel Císcar i Císcar, one of the most celebrated inhabitants of our town.

He was born in 1760 in Oliva and was the nephew of local celebrity Gregorio Mayans. Císcar was a great mathematician and naval officer. He published works related to science and mathematics, all of which had some relation to the seafaring world, and carried out experimental sea voyages. King Carlos IV named him member of the Spanish Naval Commission, which represented the country in the International Reunion in Paris in 1791 where the metric decimal system was officially approved.

He was elected as Deputy of the Spanish Houses of Parliament on three occasions during the absence of King Fernando VII. Císcar died as an exile in Gibraltar in 1829 and his remains are in the Pantheon of celebrated naval officers in San Fernando (Cádiz).