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Unique Rooms at Olite


The room at this charming hotel is named after the wife of the Prince of Viana, Agnes de Cleves. It is located in one of the apexes in the Palace, next to the Cloister and Santa María Church, and is the only room on the third floor. Although relatively small, it was once one of the noblest rooms at the Palace. The bedroom with twin beds is to the right of the door. To the left is the small living room with stone walls and an original brick arch which gave the room an impressive chimney; the sealed shaft may be seen from the living room and, in its entirety, outside in the Plaza de Teobaldos.


King Carlos III, nicknamed "The Noble", lived at the Royal Palace of Olite like his ancestors, later having the New Palace - the present castle - built. This is one of the most standout rooms from amongst the many still preserved. Located on the second floor, it has a large window set in the masonry wall with views out over the Monastery of San Francisco and the Sierra de Ujué. There are two four poster beds and the original granite stone and clay brick chimney (the shaft is now closed) creating a mediaeval atmosphere worth staying the night for.


From the time of her marriage to Carlos III El Noble, Queen Leonor de Trastámara lived in this Old Palace of Olite until work was concluded on the New Palace. The twin-room is crossed by a deep original beam joining the palace wall where the window sits providing views over the Monastery of San Francisco and the Sierra de Ujué. It also has two four poster beds and a stunning original fireplace (the shaft is now sealed) in masonry stone and brick, all lending the room an authentic mediaeval atmosphere with the comforts expected in the 21st century.


Teobaldo I and II finalised the work on the first defensive castle that King Sancho VII "El Fuerte" had begun, based on a Roman era centre and which today is known as the Old Palace, housing the Parador of Olite. The room is located on the second floor of the charming hotel on one of the Old Palace's corners. Access to it from the second floor requires two flights of a total of 22 narrow steps. The bedroom is located in one room and houses two beds under wooden beams supporting a second room, housing the small lounge and accessed by another flight of stairs.

About Parador of Olite :
Pza. Teobaldos, 2
Olite, Navarra 31390

A walk through the narrow side streets of Olite will take you from the shelter of large fine stone houses bearing coats of arms to an exploration of the Roman walled area. You will also enjoy visiting Oliva Monastery, where Cistercian monks dressed in white tunics stroll and pray in the monastery cloister.

The Mediterranean climate makes the area an ideal paradise for grapevines and fine wine. You can visit local wineries and sample 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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