In the footsteps of medieval trade / visit workshop /

Embark with your students on a trip to the past and to the most outstanding monumental complex in the Kingdom of Navarre!
#Royal Palace of Olite

Dynamic visit + 2-hour workshop in which we will visit the Royal Palace of Olite and we will show you how every detail of its walls, its rooms and the life that takes place in them has dozens of people behind it with very varied trades. Craftsmen and workers at the service of a palatial way of life, where luxury and comfort reflect the power of its tenants, the kings.

We will visit the corners of the Palace to discover this rich world of trades and professions from the Middle Ages, most of which have disappeared or have changed greatly today.

The variety of dynamics, the role play and a workshop to close the activity will undoubtedly ensure that our students enjoy learning.

The monumental complex of the Royal Palace of Olite includes three areas: the Old Palace (now the National Parador), the ruins of the Chapel of San Jorge and the New Palace, known as the Olite Castle, the largest area and the only one that can be visited.

The New Palace was built at the beginning of the s. XV, at the request of the King of Navarra Carlos III the Noble and his wife Doña Leonor de Trastámara. It is made up of a set of patios, rooms, moats and gardens, topped by numerous towers that can also be accessed. It was one of the most sumptuous palaces in Europe, with hanging gardens, running water, luxurious decoration and even exotic animals such as lions or camels.

In 1813, the Palace suffered a devastating fire that reduced it to ruins. Fortunately, at the beginning of the 20th century restoration works began. Today it is the most important medieval monument in Navarra

*Currently some space of the Royal Palace of Olite may be undergoing heritage improvement works.

Practical info

Activity for educational groups
Educational levels: 3rd to 6th grade of Primary.

Accessibility: The Palace is partially accessible for people with reduced mobility (there is an elevator that connects the ground floor with the first floor); It is not possible to access with pushchairs or baby carriages.

Hours and reservations
Activity on demand prior reservation
Thank you for completing your
School Reservation Form so that we can prepare your experience at the Royal Palace of Olite


  • Students: €5
  • Teachers: €0

How to arrive:

Pl. Carlos III El Noble, s/n, 31390 Olite, Navarra

Magma Cultura
Gobierno de Navarra