In a tour of about 90 minutes, Doña Leonor or Carlos III will be our hosts and they will show us what was their home for a while. They will take us into the life of the Palace court and they will tell us the secrets that are hidden within these walls: how it was built, who inhabited it, how they lived and had fun.
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.
Activity offered in Spanish
This activity needs a minimum of 10 participants.
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.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. See availability
How to arrive:
Pl. Carlos III El Noble, s/n, 31390 Olite, Navarra