The Bardenas Reales was created over a million years ago through constant erosion of its clay, chalk and sandstone which has formed a breath-taking expanse of ravines, flat plateaus and solitary hills. This dry, beautifully desolate place is considered to be one of the most impressive areas on the Iberian Peninsula.
Bardenas Reales’s Nature Reserve is criss-crossed with more than 700 kms of footpaths and cycle tracks allowing you fully enjoy this thrilling landscape of ravines, solitary hills and flat plateaus.
Bardenas Reales has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Staying at our apartments,you will be able to enjoy this magnificent, unique environment together with your family and friends.
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During the 19th century, the caves provided housing for local people. By 1940 there were a total of 52 used as accommodation, although as new housing was constructed the caves fell into disuse.
Nowadays, these caves are one of Arguedas’s principal tourist attractions. Visitors will be able to see that these cave houses have no corridors, and it is necessary to pass from one room to another directly. What´s more, the housing was constructed facing the front to be able to take advantage of the natural light.
Olite’s Royal palace or Olite’s Castle is a construction of the XIIIth and XIVth century. It was one of the headquarters of the Court of the Kingdom of Navarre from the reign of Carlos III. It was considered to be one of the most luxurious castles of the old European continent. Due to this, it was chosen as the first medieval marvel of Spain.
In 1813, during the War of Independence, the palace was almost completely destroyed by fire. However, the Statutory deputation of Navarre acquired the building and began its restoration.
Nowadays, every summer it is the headquarters of the Festival of Olite’s Classic Theatre.
Tradition tells us that the hermitage was built in the same place where a vision of Mary appeared to a peasant. It is is located 5 km from the village and possesses extraordinary views of Bardenas Reales’s Nature reserve. Few more agreeable experiences exist than a late afternoon visit to the Hermitage of the Yugo.
Sendaviva is a park family leisure destination. It has more than 35 attractions for all ages and offers a wide and varied number of activities and workshops for those interested in knowing a bit about the diverse animal species that live in the park. It is an ideal place for a family day out where the youngsters will certainly begin to undestand and learn to love and respect for the environment.