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Olite


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Locality: OLITE

Zone: The Central Zone

Interesting links

Web del ayuntamiento.

Web de interés.

Consorcio turístico de la Zona Media.

E-mail: oficinaunica@olite.es

Municipal information: Population, size...

Patron saint festivities: en honor a la Exaltación de la Santa Cruz (del 13 al 18 de septiembre).

Guided visit


The sleek and harmonious silhouette of the Castle-Palace stands out against the skyline of Olite, a small town in the centre of Navarre just 42 kilometres south of Pamplona that was the seat of the Royal Court of the kingdom in the Middle Ages.

The thick walls and crenelated towers of the Palace were home to monarchs and princes. Declared a national monument in 1925, it is the best example of civil Gothic architecture in Navarre and one of the most notable in Europe.

A walk through the narrow streets of Olite will take you past noble stone houses with coats or arms on their facades and grandiose wooden eaves, mediaeval galleries and splendid churches, and the Roman wall surrounding the town.

Its Mediterranean climate has also made Olite a wine capital. Visit its bodegas (wineries) and try their wines. Let yourself be guided, the town will take you back to an era of tournaments, kings and princesses, wizards and jugglers, falconers and archers; they all return to Olite every August for a Mediaeval Fair.

Olite is also host to a Classical Theatre Festival in the summer.

The skyline of a combination of elegant palatial towers crowned by slate roofs is the view as you approach Olite, a small town with a population of just over 3,000 in the transition zone of Navarre between the mountainous north and the plains of the south, 40 kilometres south of Pamplona. Although there are Roman remains from the 1st century, it is thought that Olite was founde ... [+ info]

LOCATION:


Wifi zone: Biblioteca pública (948740772) y Bar Katixa (Rua Mirapies).

OUTSTANDING EVENTS

fiestas Medievales (10 y 11 de agosto). Día de la Vendimia (7 de septiembre).

GUIDED VISIT

Description: visitas al Palacio Real, Olite Monumental e iglesias de la ciudad. También disponen de audioguía.

Price of the visit: a partir de 4,90€.

Service provider: Guiarte Servicios Turísticos (948741273)

SERVICES

General services:

  • Accommodation
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Child-park
  • Fronton
  • Guided visits
  • Health centre
  • Internet
  • Medical centre
  • Outdoor sports area
  • Petrol station
  • Pharmacy
  • Picnic spot
  • Pub
  • Restaurant / coffee-houses
  • Sports centre
  • Supermarket / shop
  • Swimming-pool
  • Tourist Office

How to get there and move around Salir de Pamplona por la AP-15 dirección Imarcoain/Zaragoza/Madrid hasta la salida 50 (Tafalla/Olite/Tudela/Zaragoza/Madrid). Continuar por la N-121 dirección Zaragoza/Madrid hasta pasar la gasolinera y entonces, tomar el desvío a la izquierda que por la NA-6620 lleva hasta Olite.

Opening hours, dates and guide prices. We recommend you confirm with the entity in question.



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22-08-2014

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