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Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real, Olite

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  • If you plan to visit both the adjacent Palace and the Church, consider that It closes one hour prior to the castle. What makes this church unique is the peculiar atrium, surrounded by arches and... 
    If you plan to visit both the adjacent Palace and the Church, consider that It closes one hour prior to the castle. What makes this church unique is the peculiar atrium, surrounded by arches and...  more »
  • The churches in Olite are somewhat overshadowed by the Palace which attracts much of the tourist attention, but the 1528 Renaissance altar piece is a simply fabulous work of art and there are many... 
    The churches in Olite are somewhat overshadowed by the Palace which attracts much of the tourist attention, but the 1528 Renaissance altar piece is a simply fabulous work of art and there are many...  more »
  • Although situated alongside the palace, the church of Santa Maria of Olite is a separate tourist entity and entry costs a mere Euro or two. Dating from the 13th century, the church was used by the... 
    Although situated alongside the palace, the church of Santa Maria of Olite is a separate tourist entity and entry costs a mere Euro or two. Dating from the 13th century, the church was used by the...  more »
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  • Small Church, they filmed an episode of Borgia here. Great vibes at night. Nothing more to say.
  • 20 October 2022 Beautiful church with an imposing portal and a wonderful central altarpiece. You have to pay €1.50 to enter and they provide you with an explanatory brochure.
  • It is a beauty, XIII century. I liked it very much in the porch of the main entrance there are a thousand details to be amazed. Very very well preserved. The interior of the church is intimate...it will transport you to another era. Admission is very cheap. Close early. By 6:30 it was closed. Do not miss it.
  • Gothic-style church built in the 13th century next to the Palacio de los Teobaldos, also known as the Old Palace, used since 1966 as the Parador de Olite, to be used by the Navarrese monarchs of the House of Évreux in their religious acts. On its cover, the great rose window, the apostolate frieze and the carved portal stand out.
  • The Church of Santa María is in the Gothic style, highlighting its imposing façade on its exterior, which has a great iconographic richness, in which the influence of the Nôtre Dame de Paris workshops is perceived. It is one of the most important Gothic buildings in Navarra. Construction work began in the first third of the 13th century and began under the "ownership" of the church of San Pedro. It had its own vicar in the 15th century and achieved the rank of parish from the Council of Trent (1545-1563). It was used by the Navarrese monarchs in the great festivities and solemn acts. Outside, under a large rose window, we find the large portal that is made up of eight archivolts that display an exuberant plant decoration. Among the litter you can discover two praying figures under canopies; possibly they are Juana I of Navarra and her husband, the King of France, Felipe el Hermoso, who reigned in Navarre at the time the portal was built.

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