Top things to do

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 …
International in Olite

Parador de Olite

Inside one wing of Olite's famous medieval castle, you can sink into a plush embroidered chair beneath a soaring ceiling and feast on some of the best cooking in town. Simple, but perfectly prepared dishes like gril…
Bakery in Ujué

Pastas Urrutia

This bakery just north of the village centre also serves up delicious, three-course lunch specials, which includes Urrutia's famous house-made bread as well as wine. Expect dishes like oven-baked cod, beef cheeks or…
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 …