Lodged in the heart of one of the most beautiful Gothic-civil complexes in Europe, the Parador de Olite occupies the oldest wing of the majestic palace-castle of the kings of Navarre, built in the Middle Ages and amplified in the 15th c. by Carlos III the Noble.
The balance between architecture and decoration in its rooms will take you to another age. Magnificent towers and battlements, galleries and arcades decorated with beautiful stained-glass windows, and details such as suits of armour, tapestries and cast-iron lamps, and coffered ceilings; here in Olite everything is bewitchment and fantasy to make you feel like a medieval noble.
The Parador occupies what is called the Palacio Viejo or El Palacio de los Teobaldos, the oldest of the two that form the defensive-palace complex of the kings of Navarre, rebuilt by king Carlos III the Noble according to French design and aesthetics.
Its partner, the Palacio Nuevo, dates to the reconstruction of the 15th c. One of the first uses it was put to was the meeting of the royal court in the period of king Carlos. It was built on top of the original Roman praesidium, the remains of which can still be seen in the bases of the towers.
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Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
Visiting Olite is to enter a never-ending fairy tale. The town is crowned by one of the most beautiful Gothic-civil complexes in Europe. The best way to discover the historical quarter is to lose yourself in the cobbled medieval streets. There you’ll discover a wonderful place full of large stone houses, amazing Renaissance and Baroque palaces and beautiful churches, such as Santa María la Real and San Pedro. All of this is added to the romantic bewitchment of the Parador to transport you to another age of legend and fantasy.
Olite is synonymous with incredible places. If castles are what you’re seeking, close by you’ll find the walled enclosure of the Cerco de Artajona, along with Ujué and San Martín de Unx. And just 35 kilometres away is Puente La Reina, with its famous Romanesque bridge of 7 arches, right one the Way of Saint James. A little further away is Pamplona and its wonderful tapas bars. If you prefer nature, the Laguna de Pitillas, the best bird watching observatory in the region is just a short distance away. Or you can go and marvel at the spectacular landscapes of the Mirador de los Pirineos and the Natural Park of Las Bardenas Reales, and authentic American desers in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. Olite is also surrounded by wonderful forests, such as El Señorío de Bertiz, the Robles Milenarios de Jauntsarats, the Forests of Quinto Real and Leitzalarrea and the famous Selva de Irati.
The churches of Santa María la Real and San Pedro stand out.
But the most emblematic monument of this beautiful town in Navarre is its Royal Palace.
The Royal Palace of Olite is one of the most beautiful Gothic-civil ensembles in Europe.
It is made up of what is known as the Old Palace, where the Parador de Olite is located, and the New Palace, which is open to visitors.
It is a unique medieval setting full of nooks and crannies, towers, battlements, galleries and leafy gardens.
It was the favourite residence of Charles III of Navarre, and it is said that it even had a vertical garden.
If you like castles, in the area around Olite you can visit the walled enclosure of Cerco de Artajona and the mediaeval towns of Ujué and San Martín de Unx.
Pamplona is just 40 kilometres away and is another attractive tourist destination.
In the capital of Navarre, you can visit the Cathedral, the Citadel and the walls of the Portal de Zumalacárregui, as well as take the famous Sanfermines route and go for pintxos along Estafeta street.
This 15th century palace, the former residence of the Kings of Navarre, is a great attraction for holding celebrations, events and meetings. It is also very well communicated and can be reached by motorway, train and plane.