Santa María la Real

Olite, Spain

Santa María la Real is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church, located on Plaza Teobaldos in Olite. The church was erected during the 13th through 14th-centuries. It stands adjacent to the Palacio Real de Olite, much favored by King Charles III of Navarre (1361-1425).

The interior has a retablo depicting the Virgin Mary and the Christ of la Buena Muerte. The 14th-century Christ statue may derive from the former church of San Lázaro.

The facade is profusely decorated with sculptures. The portal, below a large rose window, is formed by 8 arches. In the tympanum are various stories of the early Life of Christ and the Virgin.



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Plaza Teobaldos 1, Olite, Spain
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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MARIA HERRERA (2 years ago)
Beautiful temple and magnificent reception by a very kind girl, who gave you the necessary guidelines.
Álvaro M (2 years ago)
Very nice.
Giovanni Balzi (2 years ago)
Small Church, they filmed an episode of Borgia here. Great vibes at night. Nothing more to say.
alain Mas (3 years ago)
Beautiful church and castle Worth seeing
E G (3 years ago)
Sorry, paying to see a church doesn't seem ethical to me
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