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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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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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Next door to Parador

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Grayson, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 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 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Omaha
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed in Olite for one night on our drive from northern Spain to Barcelona. the castle sits in the middle of he historic section, beautifully restored, although none of the furnishings remain. There is an audio guide for the tour of the castle which is easy to use and vey informative, as it allows you to move at your... More 

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146 reviews 146 reviews
57 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

An utterly beautiful (reconstructed) landmark in the heart of Navarra. Price of entry is incredibly low and you can either take a tour or follow your own way. The elevated queen's garden is gorgeous and there is also enough of the architecture as well as fantastic views to make this a "do no miss".

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