According to Isidore of Seville's (Historia de regibus Gothorum, Vandalorum et Suevorum), the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania (621-631) in order to control and punish the Vascones. However, this town was not heard of again until five centuries later, when the present-day town was founded and chartered.
- Alejandro Díez. Olite, historia de un reino. Gráficas Lizarra. 1984.
- Olite in Medieval History of Navarre
- Web del Ayuntamiento (Spanish)
- OLITE in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia (Euskomedia Fundazioa) (Spanish)