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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
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A real palace

If you visit the area you must stop at Olite and if you do so you're obliged to visit this palace. It is well kept and from the top of its watchtowers you can get a good view

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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lleida
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lleida
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit the area you must stop at Olite and if you do so you're obliged to visit this palace. It is well kept and from the top of its watchtowers you can get a good view

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Dorset
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great fun place and to lose the kids if you are not careful. Great views over the town and country too.

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Scotland
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A most interesting castle to visit, good guide for 90cents and only 3.5 euro to get in, very popular with Spanish coach tours so get there early

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Beaumaris, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The castle is right in the centre of the lovely town of Olite. It has been restored in many places and is a fascinating place to walk around, climbing the several towers and enjoying the views of Olite and the surrounds. It is a real accomplishment of restoration given how it looked when restoration began.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This ancient palace has been restored but it still manages to tell a story. Set in an ancient town, which itself is worth a visit this palace is full of history. The entry fee is minimal and audio guides can be made available at extra cost. We managed with the leaflet included with the standard admission. It was the palace... More 

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croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Beautifully restored palace is worth the trip to Olite (which in itself is also a charming little city).

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Located next to the Parador (the old castle) is the new castle. It is the Royal palace of Carlos III, (one of) the last Kings before the union with Castilla. It features the King's room and Queen's room and gardens and countless towers that provide a great view of the surrounding countryside.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

For 3.5 Euros per adult you can spend many hours going through the 21 waypoints of the castle either with audio tour support (extra charge) or with a very well laid-out multilingual brochure (free) that provides details of the castle along the 21 waypoints. This castle has an interesting history and many lovely views of the Navarro countryside if you... More 

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Göteborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

A well designed museum with a set prepared tour through the rooms. We would have liked a little more information about the old royal life in the palace, Why not try to recreate an and redecorate an old room.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

i was not very interested in going here, but my partner and our friends were. when we got there it was fantastic! there was hardly anyone there, so we played hide and seek in the castle. four adult women acting like a bunch of kids. i highly reccomend-also, we stayed right in the hotel adjacent to the castle and the... More 

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