Things to see and do - Olite
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Architecture, castles and historic districts
Pl. de Carlos-III-el-Noble
In the 13C, Olite became the royal seat of the kings of Navarre, but it was Charles III (or Charles the Noble) who made it their main residence and transformed the Roman fortress into a castle (1399). Looking like something from a fairy tale, the pal..
pl. de los Teobaldos
The old royal chapel. A 14C atrium with arcades, an excellent example of Navarre Gothic sculpture. Above the main altar, a 16C retable shows a Gothic Virgin.
With an octagonal belltower, the church façade has a fairly disparate look. Two eagles symbolise Violence (left, killing a hare) and Kindness.