Attractions

Castle in Olite

Palacio Real

It’s Carlos III that we must thank for the exceptional Palacio Real, which towers over the village. Back in Carlos’ day (early 15th century), the inhabitants of the castle included not just royalty but also lions an…
Museum in Southern Navarra

Fundación-Museo Jorge Oteiza

Around 9km northeast of Pamplona in the town of Alzuza, this impressive museum contains almost hundreds of impressive works by the renowned Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza. As well as his workshop, this beautifully des…
Church in Puente la Reina

Santa María de Eunate

Surrounded by cornfields and brushed by wild flowers, the near-perfect octagonal Romanesque chapel of Santa María de Eunate is one of the most picturesque chapels along the whole Camino. Dating from around the 12th …
Archaeological Site in Southern Navarra

Ciudad Romana de Andelos

The Roman town of Andelos is battered, but its remote and peaceful setting gives it a special romance. The town, which reached its peak between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, is divided into three: the main town, a w…
Museum in Olite

Museo de la Viña y el Vino de Navarra

Don’t miss this museum, which takes visitors on a fascinating journey through wine and wine culture. Over three floors, English signage and interactive displays reveal the grape in all its complexity, from the soils…
Nature Reserve in Parque Natural de las Bárdenas Reales

Parque Natural de las Bárdenas Reales

Established as a natural park in 1999 and as a UN Biosphere Reserve in 2000, the Bárdenas Reales is a desiccated landscape of blank tabletop hills, open gravel plains and snakelike gorges covering over 410 sq km of …
Palace in Estella

Museo Gustavo de Maeztu

Adjacent to the tourist office is the Palacio de los Reyes, a rare example of Romanesque civil construction. It houses a museum with an intriguing collection of paintings by Gustavo de Maeztu y Whitney (1887–1947), …
Church in Ujué

Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa María de Ujué

Standing at the highest point in the village, this church of mixed Romanesque-Gothic style has a commanding presence over the valley. Aside from magnificent views from its outer walkways, the church contains a rare …
Lake in Olite

Laguna de Pitillas

The lakes and marshes that make up the Laguna de Pitillas are one of the top birding sites in Navarra. Now a protected Ramsar wetland site of international importance, the Laguna de Pitillas provides a home for arou…
Museum in Olite

Galerías Subterráneas

These underground galleries, whose origin and use remain something of a mystery, contain a small museum giving a taste of medieval life (in Spanish). With minstrel music playing overhead, clothing displays show the …