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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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Monumental medieval castle!

The Kings of Navarre were no slouchers when it came to their royal residence in Olite. The castle and palace are in the heart of the town, and the whole ensemble is spectacular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Kings of Navarre were no slouchers when it came to their royal residence in Olite. The castle and palace are in the heart of the town, and the whole ensemble is spectacular from every angle. The old town around it is very nice, too. Not to miss!

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Winchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Reconstructed from 1916 to 1990s this is a wonderful example of a Spanish castle. Really interesting place to wonder around, with good signs and explanations.

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Grayson, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is one of the most outstanding palaces we have visited in Spain. The tour is well done and you should not miss the palace.

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Bilbao, Spain
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A lovely castle worth the visit and strolling around. And the village around is so nice a lovely place to spend the day.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My husband and I visited Olite in October, 2014. The town is situated as a convenient stopping place on the way to several other towns and cities in the area. It is quite close to Pamplona and Zaragoza, two cities we also visited on our trip to Spain. The palace is amazing. In some respects it reminds me of the... More 

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Birkenhead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Well worth a visit, the castle has been restored from the ruin that it had become. The views from the towers are worth the climb.

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Kingston, Washingston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Taking the bus from Pamplona to Olite was relatively simple and not very much money and the views on the way were pretty amazing. Do not be easily carsick, as it is pretty curvy on the road there. Once there you seem to have gone back in history to this beautifully maintained castle. I felt it was well worth the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great day trip (for us from Larrasoana). The castle itself has been beautifully restored and, in autumn, had a lovely coat of multi-coloured leaves. Our kids (10, 8 and 6) enjoyed climbing multiple turrets and towers and the audio guide (only 1 euro) offered some interesting insights. The town, whilst small, was easy to access and walk... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The “Palacio Nuevo” or new palace was built between 1402 and 1424 for King Charles III “the Noble” of Navarra. It is part of a historic ensemble that includes the old palace, now the local Parador and the church of Santa María la Real. The palace was built in a French Gothic style and looks like a castle. It is,... More 

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perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of renovations, not a great deal to see, go to surrounding areas like Javier 40 kms away great castle

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Additional Information about Palacio Real de Olite

Address: Address: Plaza de Carlos III el Noble, 31390 Olite, Spain
Phone Number: 948 74 00 35
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Olite
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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