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Palacio Real de Olite

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Address: Plaza de Carlos III el Noble, 31390 Olite, Spain
Phone Number: 948 74 00 35
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10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An enchanted castle

We visited this castle during a religious festival, and the entire town came alive with the mystery of the medieval world. Look for upcoming events. Be patient and do all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this castle during a religious festival, and the entire town came alive with the mystery of the medieval world. Look for upcoming events. Be patient and do all the rooms and vistas. It is an enchanting castle.

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Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A great way to spend a morning. The castle is complete and all sections are open, including six towers to go up. Great for kids. The views are amazing too.

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Dorset, England
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366 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is obviously the place to go in Olite, though wandering the ancient streets and alleys is worthwhile too. We were there early in June (a very late review!), so it was quiet - I'm told the place is packed in the summer season. They provide a really well written and interesting leaflet in a number of languages (or an... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had been staying at two wonderful paradors on our journey through Spain, notably Chinchon and Alcaniz. We came fro wonderful Alcaniz to Olite, and were somewhat disappointed by a small room with a view across a narrow lane to a crumbling wall. Fortunately the weather was good, as we were sent to park in a public parking area about... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This castle (palace) was expanded several times over the centuries which gives it a very haphazard, unplanned feel. We guided ourselves round with an English language leaflet from the ticket office. There are so many towers and turrets that it was easy to get lost and confused, which adds to the fun. The views over the town and surrounding countryside... More 

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Exeter
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped here on our way through Spain and spent a few hours looking around the castle. It has fantastic views from the towers. There is an English info booklet and guide. The town is very interesting and charming. We also bought wine from the bodega which is on the road just outside the pedestrian area, wish we had bought... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Well this was on the way to Pamplona my next stop over. The place is worth a visit. You get some great views of the surrounding area. A place/location of importance. The town is also worth a visit.

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Palcio Real de Olite dates back to the late 14th and early 15th centuries and is quite striking. Expansions & changes over many years giving it a somewhat haphazard design. High walls, massive rooms, gardens, moats, & towers make the palace an interesting place to tour. Views of the surrounding countryside and city from the palace walls are spectacular.... More 

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Thank RASmithJr
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Fantactic place! A greatly renovated renessaince castle with a charm! Beautiful day trip from Zaragoza...the small town of Olite is also a must see! Don't miss!

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1 Thank Ildiko O
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

El Palacio Real in Olite is a sympathetic restoration of the original palace, home to Charles III (the Noble) King of Navarre in the 14th century. The original parts of this picturesque castle date from the 13th century, and are a glimpse of its defensive nature when periodic war with neighbouring Castille and Aragon were a part of life. Walk... More 

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