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Palacio Real de Olite

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Address: Plaza de Carlos III el Noble, 31390 Olite, Spain
Phone Number: 34948741273
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Towers and gardens

We really enjoyed our visit to this palace. The renovations that have occurred are extensive and marvelous - giving a real sense of place. It's wonderful to explore the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this palace. The renovations that have occurred are extensive and marvelous - giving a real sense of place. It's wonderful to explore the galleries, towers, an aviary, ice well and the garden with the mulberry tree, which is a special national monument. Wonderful!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice to see even only outsides if you do not want to go in. Entrace costs 3 euros and includes explanation brochure in different languages. Nice to walk around and see the towers and views from towers. There is also small exhibition how the castle was restored. Fun for all family.

Thank Nina S
Universal City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restored castle puts disney's castle to shame. It is a magnificent series of buildings and has the historical dialog to go with it.

Thank shellstorer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The tour books say if you asked a little girl to draw her dream castle it would look like this. I'm sure the team from Disney must have visited here. Enough of this twaddle. The castle has been renovated and more work since my last visit 8 yrs ago. It's true there's not much to see inside by wow -... More 

Thank bashbones
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Pick up a brochure in a language of your choice and explore this great little castle. Having visited the King and Queen's chamber and hanging gardens, no less than 4 different towers all designed differently, but all offering great views of this pretty old town and surrounding countryside.

Thank cosiwalkers
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. This palace has been under renovation since 1932 and is a real 'fairy tale' castle. Only €3.5 entry for a good two to three hour tour. The town is also very nice with a selection of bars and restaurants a really quaint town wich is worth exploring.

Thank gordonj258
Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is palace was built on top of Roman ruins and is located in a small town about an hour and a half from San Sebastián. You can climb the towers for great views of the town and surrounding farmlands. It is worth a stop and can be explored in less than an hour.

Thank Sandy C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

It's a fairytale castle that outdoes Disney. Adults and children will have great fun exploring the corridors and towers of this important castle. It can get busy but the annoying tour parties avoid the tight spiral stone stairways that lead to the upper viewpoints (and miss much of the castle as a result). Entry fees are negligle at just 3.50E... More 

Thank Roskers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This Royal Palace is said to be one of the best in Europe and it certainly lives up to that reputation. It is well maintained and it has several advantage points to take photos of the unusual towers. Try to get to the highest tower for great views.

Thank TravellingSandy4
Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Féerique place with it's castle and the village around with it's small roads. It's like being transported in time. Worth a visit to the castle and stroll among the streets and enjoy what the town has to offer.


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