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Things to do in Olite

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The top 25 attractions in Olite

Castles in Olite
Royal Palace of Olite
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It was declared National Monument in 1925 and it is one of the main attractions of Navarra. It is located 42 kilometers from Pamplona and it has something charming about it, maybe because it is located inside the town, or maybe because of its towers, I don’t know, but everyone who visits it will fall in love with this beautiful palace built in the 14th Century, during the reign of Charles III, in gothic style. There are two things that should not be missed: the impressive white mulberry tree that is more than 300 years old and it was declared Natural Monument of Navarra, and the second thing is the egg shaped well that is 10 meters deep and is found in the back of the castle; it was used to store ice. The entrance ticket is 3.12 Euros.
Villages in Olite
Olite
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is a medieval village in the middle of Navarra that's well worth a visit (or more than one), just to see the castle. It's amazing, but it offers so much more: The cobbled streets, the wine museum, theater performances on the street ... It's living history.
Churches in Olite
Santa Maria Church
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Built during the second half of the 13th Century, the facade of this church is one of the most important Gothic buildings to be found in the region of Navarre. Important celebrations took place here as the Royal Palace was one of the favorite residences of King Carlos III, the Noble.
Theaters in Olite
Classic Theatre Festival of Olite
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For more than two weeks they celebrate the theatre festival of Olite, which is held in the castle of Olite. There's a wide range of programming suitable for all ages, where even the smallest child can be introduced to this wonderful world: "How to tell children the Classics: A Midsummer Night's Dream" based on Shakespeare's famous play. The street theatre is also interesting. We were able to enjoy the stunts and staging of "Nomads," which we really liked.
Historical Monuments in Olite
Spire Tower
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You should go underneath this tower to go from this tower to where the plaza is and the wine museum, toward the Town Hall Plaza. Spire Tower is a building that you can't visit, but that is very well-known, also called the Clocktower. They used it as a supply warehouse, and after that it became a meeting point of the Town Council. In its spire is where the bell is, which alerts Olite's neighbors in case of emergency.
Museums in Olite
Medieval Galleries
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The basement of this central square is crossed by 14th Century medieval galleries, and has been open to the public since the year 1987. When I went, the entrance was free, as it coincided with the tenth anniversary of the Classical Theatre Festival, and you could enjoy an exhibition of photographs related to the theater. It was very interesting. Between July and August this important festival is celebrated, which is very successful, around the castle, one of the nicest I have visited.
Palaces in Olite
Old Palace
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This place is also known as the Teobaldos Palace as it was the walled fortress and residence of various monarchs of the region of Navarre, in addition to acting as the extension of the new palace castle by King Charles III "the Noble". Today it houses the Parador de Turismo, so its interior can only be visited by customers. Of course, there is no denying that walking the streets of Olite is like moving to another world. I advise everyone to visit the Royal Palace of Olite, next to the Old. One of the most beautiful castles I've seen.
Churches in Olite
San Pedro Church
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Situated in the beautiful town of Olite, this church was built between the 12th and 13th Centuries, and the most characteristic thing about it is its great Gothic pointed tower. I was eager to visit the inside, but it was closed. Nearby you can also visit the Royal Palace.
Museums in Olite
Wine Museum
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The Museum of Vine and Wine of Navarra, opened in November 2002, in the 17th century former palace of Holy Angel. Its restored facade in Teobaldos Square and the other buildings are as emblematic of this town of Navarra as the Royal Palace, today Parador hotel. It has four floors, the latest audiovisual guides and takes visitors on a journey that will lead you through the history of wine in Navarre. Grapes and vines are at the centre of the first floor exhibition while the second floor is dedicated to wine and its production. The culmination of this visit is in the basement, which incidentally was in its day the cellar of the old palace, where you interactively learn about the colors, aromas and flavors of the wine. The museum has been conceived and designed to allow visitors to get closer to the fascinating world of wine through sight, smell, hearing and taste. There is no better way to end a visit to Olite, the wine capital of Navarra. Go to the wine museum and then visit one of the many wineries that are in this town. Hours: 10:30 to 14:30 and 16:30 to 19 pm from October to March. April to September: from 16:30 to 20:30.
Of Cultural Interest in Olite
Medieval Festival of Olite
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Every year, in mid-August, this beautiful town in the Spanish region of Navarre hosts a medieval festival. In 2011, it´s 18th anniversary, the festival took place from the 13th to the 21st. Do not miss the old market, there is a contest of medieval medieval music, magic, medieval dances, storytelling, archery display, plays ... Without forgetting the dishes prepared in the restaurants. 9 intense days, in which you are transported back to another era
Squares in Olite
Olite Square
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Olite Square, or Plaza de Olite, is a different kind of place in a medieval village that's characterized by its manors, its Parador Nacional, the churches and, above all, its spectacular castle. However, I liked it because of its "modernity," which makes it, especially within this environment, something unique.
Historical Monuments in Olite
Franciscan Monastery
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This imposing monastery is closed except during mass hours, which is held at 8 in the morning every day. According to legend, it was founded by St. Francis himself, who would have stopped on the Olite road on his way to Santiago de Compostela. Although the Franciscan Order was established in the early 13th Century, what we now see is a reconstruction from the 18th Century. Inside you can see the main altar, which has managed to maintain the image of the Virgin of Cholera, the patron of the city. The hostel room had an awesome view of the building as well as the mountains and vineyards that surround it.
Of Cultural Interest in Olite
The Palace of the Marquis of Fair and Rúa Mayor
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The urban fabric has retained the configuration that it obtained during the 13th Century. Basically it consists of two rooms or "cerquos" walled separated by the square of Carlos III. It is one of the most monumental palaces to be found in the city, built in the Renaissance style, corresponding to the 16th and 17th Centuries. In San Francisco there is a magnificent palace dating back to the early 17th Century, but there are also many showy Baroque palaces with rococo coats of arms are dotted throughout the old town. The palace of the Marquis of Feria is worth mentioning, which you can find at number 37 in the Rua Mayor, it is currently the House of Culture, which has a monumental façade which highlights the shield very run down and the rich brick eaves and moldings geometric work.
Castles in Olite
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Squares in Olite
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Streets in Olite
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Streets in Olite
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Wineries in Olite
Bodegas Piedemonte
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Merlot, Tempranillo, pink, Chardonnay and Moscatel de Grano Menudo are just some of the wines made by Bodegas Piedmont, a modern wine cellar situated in the historic Spanish city of Olite. Vineyards form an important part of the Piedmont area, between the Pyrenees and the Ribera de Navarra, and allow visitors to delve into the magic of the wine bottle. You can see its processing and end with the tasting.