Dynamic visit + 2-hour workshop with which we propose you to discover the colors of the stained glass windows and tiles, the textures of the fabrics that its inhabitants wore, the sounds with which they woke up and the tastes and aromas that surrounded them. And, like the little prince of Viana, they will meet the dragon of his dreams and reproduce it in a stained glass window.
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.
Activity for educational groups
Educational levels: Infant and first cycle 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
How to arrive:
Pl. Carlos III El Noble, s/n, 31390 Olite, Navarra