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Castillo de Olite (Palacio Real de Olite) : Olite, Navarre, Spain

The Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra de Olite (“Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite”) or Castillo de Olite (“Castle of Olite”) was built during the 13th and 14th centuries in the town of Olite. It was one of the seat of the Court of the Kingdom of Navarre, since the reign of Charles III “the Noble”.

It was Charles III of Navarre  who in the 15th century began the extension of the former castle,  leading to the Palace of the Kings of Navarre. Although almost everyone  calls it “castle”, is right to refer to it as “palace”, as it is a  building of courtly character, where the residential aspects prevailed  over the military (defense) (…wiki)




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