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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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Possibly the best castle I've ever visited

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Jax291048
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mo J
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 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.

Thank GrahamGrape
Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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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 

Thank RASmithJr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

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!

Thank Ildiko O
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Lovely little town with beautiful castle really frandly locals and great food. If ypu lucky like us you will find yourself in a middle of bull running party 🎉

Thank Mariola N
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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544 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A lovely place to visit in this beautiful little town. Lots of history and plenty to see. It was renovated in 1937 but still looks like it came out of the dark ages.

Thank Patpv
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258 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It's Fairy tale appearance, brings you back to a place in time. This spectacular medieval palace was built during the 13th and 14th centuries and is referred to as the Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite - or Castle of Olite, but it is actually a Palace. The old palace is now a Parador - which is where... More 

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