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Royal Palace of Olite

Plaza de Carlos III el Noble | Olite, 31390, Spain
948 74 00 35
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Ranked #3 of 53 attractions in Navarra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I lived in Pamplona for one year and visited this location once with my host family. It is beautiful! Feels like a Robin Hood castle. When I visited again this summer I took my family there. They have a beautiful hotel and yummy bars around the castle also. It was so unique!

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Rivoli, Piemonte, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Really nice tour of the castle of Olite. The place is very nice and the small town of Olite is one example of historical charming. The tour of the castle is nice with a very good and interesting audio guide. There are a lot if towers and stairs to climb, so be awared in case you have problems with that.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Olite is only about an hour on the bus from Pamplona, and well worth the visit. The palace is beautiful, and the models showing the restoration are extremely detailed and interesting. There are a lot of spiral staircases to climb into the various towers, so a great place to burn off some calories and enjoy the views. The turrets are... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Now this is what comes to mind when you think of a palace. It is a very impressive building. Well worth a visit. The only shame is that there is nothing inside the rooms. Not decorations, furniture even information about what the room was. There are great views from the towers. If you like castles and palaces etc. you should... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Impressive castle, no original furniture or paintings left but the visit is worth your while. You can climb up to all the towers and the castle is just beautiful. The small garden on the fisrt floor is very interesting, and their "fridge" too ;D I'd recommend anyone visiting Navarra not to miss Olite.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

One of my favorite castles I've visited in Spain. Lots of passage ways, towers, stairways, great views of the surrounding city of Olite. I had a great time climbing to the tops of all the towers and enjoying the view. A great way to spend the afternoon.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We stayed for two days at this parador and very much enjoyed it. There is a nice quiet courtyward outside that you can get a glass of wine and read a book. The food at the restauarnt in the parador was fantastic. The breakfast in the morning was very extensive.The entire stay was an unbeatable value. The staff was very... More

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Brasilia, DF
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22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Anyone who dreams of medieval castles should drop by this little gem in the lovely city of Olite (also known for its Navarra wines). The castle has a variety of towers as it should, but also a rich history, which the guided tour will show you with detail.

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Artajona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

For a castle lover, this is a must see. It's multilevel castle filled with passage ways and stairs and towers which are fun to explore. Although it was in ruins from the Napoleanic War of 1813 until it's restoration in 1939, it is now completely restored to it's original structure. In the Tribute tower, one can see models of the... More

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Calvert County, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

I had the pleasure of taking a large (24) group of high school students to Pamplona in Mar/Apr '08 as part of an exchange program; one of the places we visited in Navarra was the Palace/Castle of Olite. What a hit!!! The kids had a great time and came away totally pleased with the experience.The day we were there, we... More

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