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Overview
Located midway between the Pyrenees and the Ebro, Pamplona (Iruña) is the capital of the autonomous region of Navarra on the northern Spain and known as the world’s biggsest outdoor party city where thousands congregate here for the famous San Fermín fiestas and the running of the bulls that is held in July 6 to 14 every year. Nothing is more exciting to witness that unique event.

Pamplona has much to offer to its visitors with its outstanding landscape of the city from the city walls, fair share of monuments, its distinguishing feature are its parks and open spaces, Plaza del Castillo, where bullfights were held, the Cathedral of Pamplona, the baroque Palacio del Gobierno de Navarra of the city's old quarter, the Museo Diocesano and Museu Navarra, the taverns and restaurants of the city and sampling some of the rich foods and hearty wines and lively city life in their holidays to Spain.

Places of interest in Pamplona include; the Burghs of Pamplona including Town Hall, Church of San Cernin, Church of San Lorenzo, Museum of Navarra, Cathedral of Pamplona, Plaza del Castillo, Palace of Navarra, Paseo de Sarasate, Church of San Nicolás and Cámara de Comptos; the parks & gardens including Taconera Gardens, San Nicolás Gate, Citadel, Media Luna Park, Parque de la Tejería, Baluarte del Redín, Yamaguchi Park and the other sights including Magdalena bridge, Plaza de los Fueros, Planetarium, University of Navarra and Public University.

Top 10 Attractions & Best Things to Do & See in Pamplona

  • San Fermín fiestas and the running of the bulls - Pamplona has the world’s biggest outdoor party from 6 to 14th of July that thousands congregate the city for the San Fermín fiestas (Fiesta de San Fermín) and the running of the bulls. The intensity and frenzied nature of this wild, round-the-lock festival of food, wine and dance attracts many visitors from all over the world.

  • Museo de Navarra (Navarra Museum) - The major museum of Pamplona located in Calle Santo Domingo 47 that displays Roman mosaics, 11th century Islamic pieces, 14-16th century wall paintings, Goya's portrait and collection of art of various artists.

  • Palacio de Navarra (Navarra Palace) - It is the city's the Neo-classic facade that is located in Plaza del Castillo.

  • Pamplona Cathedral - 14th century cathedral is one of the important sights in Pamplona. The double-towered cream cathedral is a great example of Gothic architecture.

  • Taconera Park and Gardens - The park is wonderful with its beautiful flora and some sculptures and it is built on a bulwark of the city wall. The park also houses a zoo inside.

  • Iglesia de San Satumino - A Middle Age church.

  • La Ciudadela (Citadel) - A star shaped fort with 16th-century fortifications surrounded by well-tended greenery.

  • Plaza del Castillo - The square where bullfights were held is the heart of Pamplona.

  • The Navarrese cuisine - with its quality taverns and restaurants of the city and sampling some of the rich foods and hearty wines.

  • Media Luna - A romantic park following the river Arga as far as the Bulwark of San Bartolomé and the Bull-ring.

Nearby attractions and excursions from Pamplona include daily visits to the Navarra towns, the famous city of San Sebastian with its world-known beaches, the famous vineyards of La Rioja or the Pyrenees mountains.

Food
and Drinks in Pamplona
Pamplona offers great tastes of the Navarrese cuisine with its quality taverns and restaurants of the city and sampling some of the rich foods and hearty wines. Tha famous tapas of Spain known as pintxos here in the Basque regions. The Navarrese truck farms, beef, lamb and pork, sausage and cured meats, duck products, game and fish dishes, a great variety of mushrooms and other fungi are famous. The popular Navarrese dishes include asparagus, sautéed artichokes, Piquillo peppers on their own or stuffed with meat or fish, macédoine of vegetables, pochas (broad beans not entirely dried), trout a la Navarra, ajoarriero (a dish made with garlic and peppers), beef chops from El Baztán, roast sucking pig from Estella, roast lamb, lamb al chilindrón (cooked with tomato and peppers, lamb chops etc.


Culture & Art in Pamplona
Pamplona offers great culture activities such as theatre, cinema, museums, concerts, exhibitions, musical series, cultural weeks etc. The Pablo Sarasate Orchestra, the Orfeón of Pamplona, the Cathedral Chamber Choir and Musical Chapel of Pamplona are best-known in Spain.

Getting to Pamplona
Pamplona has its own airport located about 6 km. on the south of the city. There are regular flights from the major Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Valencia, etc. As for the rail network; Pamplona's train station of Plaza de la Estación (Station Plaza) is located in the district of San Jorge. RENFE trains operate to and from many Spanish cities. And by bus, there are a lot of regular bus service through all regions of Navarra.

Tourist Office of Pamplona-Iruña
Eslava, 1, (esquina Plaza San Francisco)
Phone: +34 848 420 420, Fax: 434 848 424 630

 
 


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