Pamplona Tourist Info
Pamplona, placed in the North of Spain and on a plain surrounded by mountains, is the capital city of the Ancient Kingdom of Navarra. Its central position at crossroad in the middle of Navarra province has served as commercial route between different parts of Navarra and has always been an important stopping point for the pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.
We suggest you go deeper into Pamplona medieval city of narrow streets, small squares, churches and noble houses. Its Old Quarter surrounded by walls and watched over by towers still preserves its historical spirit where you can feel the hospitality of its people and taste its pinchos. In a wider sense, Navarra and Pamplona cuisine means an excellent reputation and is extremely varied and can be ideally combined with wines of the region.
But probably Pamplona city is famous worldwide for Fiestas of San Fermín or currently know as Sanfermines with its popular Encierro (Bull Run). This event represents the only moment in the day when the party stops and the bulls start their race behind the mozos (young men). This fiesta was first brought to widespread attention attention by Ernest Hemingway in one of his novels.
We also suggest you organize a trip to deep into the Kingdom of Navarra You can easily find information of car rental companies, in Pamplona city or just on arrival to Pamplona Airport, to discover this region at your leisure. Then we purpose you some suggestions to plan your trip by car across Navarra:
- The Pilgrims Way to Santiago or St. James Way. Two great routes cross Navarra, one entering at Roncesvalles and the other from the Pyrenees and has left innumerable churches, monasteries and hospitals that initially attended to pilgrims following the route.
- The Pyrenees. If you are a nature lover, in the north of Navarra you will discover a wide diversity of forests, mountains and valleys included in majestic scenery provided by the Pyrenees mountain range.
- The Central Navarra. Take your car and drive to the central zone and discover, at every step, fortresses, noble houses and castles that denote their strategic position in the Middle Age. You will also find La Ribera of the Ebro, in the south of Navarra, a varied landscape of vineyards, cereal and olive fields where to enjoy its cuisine.
Plan your next holidays in Spain and discover Navarra Kingdom!