The Parador de Olite is located within the stone walls of the town’s majestic palace-castle, which has been declared a national monument. The parador’s common areas and some of the guest rooms are located inside the palace, which has interiors featuring amazing stained glass windows, arcades and other characteristic medieval features. The palace is the most important example of Gothic non-ecclesiastical architecture in the province of Navarre, and one of the most outstanding in Europe. Within these ancient stone walls, you will find yourself immersed in an oasis of peace and tranquility.
Strolling through the narrow side streets of this medieval town of Olite you can explore the large fine stone houses bearing coats of arms, along with the Roman walled area. You can also enjoy visiting the Oliva Monastery, where Cistercian monks dressed in white tunics stroll and pray in the monastery cloister.
The local climate is an ideal paradise for grapevines and fine wine, and you can visit local wineries and sample some of the exquisite vintages. In addition, every August the town holds its Medieval Festival, where kings and princesses, magicians and minstrels, falconers and archers all gather, taking the city back in time to the Middle Ages.
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