Guided visit to the Royal Palace of Olite

Discover the medieval history of Navarra at the hands of our expert guides. They know all the secrets of the Royal Palace of Olite and love to share them with visitors.
#Royal Palace of Olite

In a 1-hour visit, our guides will show you the most outstanding galleries, patios, rooms, moats, towers and gardens of the palace. They will tell you the most important thing that happened in each place, so that you can feel like you are in the court of Carlos III the Noble. 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.

Practical info

Activity offered in Spanish

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.


January, February and March, from Tuesday to Sunday:
11:00 h, 12:00 h, 13:00 h, 16:00 h

April, May and June, from Tuesday to Sunday:
11:00 h, 12:00 h, 13:00 h, 16:30 h y 17:30 h

Buy tickets

During these times the tour is in Spanish. Contact to check availability in English, French and Basque. Audio guide is also available


  • Adults: 7,50 €
  • Youth card: 5,50 €
  • Over 65 years: 5,50 €
  • Children 6 to 13 years: 5,50 €
  • Children 0 to 5 years old: free
  • People with functional diversity: 1 €

How to arrive:

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

Magma Cultura
Gobierno de Navarra