The festival of San Fermín is one of the reasons why Pamplona is recognized worldwide. Although, this event is not the only interesting thing to see and experience while in this beautiful city. Pamplona is full of history and many charming corners given that is the capital city of Navarre.
Pamplona has a modern and very welcoming environment for tourists. It passes through the Camino de Santiago, it has many important monuments and is one of Europe’s "green cities" with almost four million square meters of parks and gardens.
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The old town is one of the most visited areas by the tourists as well as the impressive Gothic cathedral called Santa María la Real. While visiting it, you should definitely admire the majestic cloister considered a representative architecture of the gothic style.
Nearby is the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (square), where the famous chupinazo is celebrated, a pyrotechnic fire that is thrown to indicate the beginning of the fiestas of San Fermín. If you don’t want to miss any of this tradition we suggest you to book with Sercotel Hotels at our Pamplona hotels near the running of the bulls and live this unforgettable experience up close. The narrow streets, the mansions, and squares that you will see while walking through the city are remains of the three-walled and flaked cities that formed Pamplona back in the days: La Navarrería, el Burgo de San Cernin and the town of San Nicolás.
If you are near Plaza del Castillo, you should take a break at the well-known Café Iruña; one of the oldest coffee shops in town and in the past very frequented by Hemingway. Afterwards, you can visit the Museum of Navarre where you can admire an art collection from the prehistory all the way to the XX century and learn more about Pamplona’s history. Also, the Royal and General Archive of Navarre has a beautiful Gothic space full of exhibitions if you like that style.
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Pamplona, it’s a city designed for family trips, as it offers many activities and green spaces to enjoy with the little ones.
If you are looking for activities to do with your children, we are sure they will love seeing the stars on a space trip through the Planetarium. This fascinating circular building with a 20-meter diameter dome allows you to admire the greatness of the universe. You will find many activities to do with your kids related to astronomy and science, where they will be able to escape the laws of space and time and visualize thousands of stars.
Another option is to wander through the beautiful gardens in the area such as the Parque de la Taconera, the Yamaguchi Park or walk along the Arga River. We also recommend discovering La Ciudadela, an old military wall that nowadays is one of the most beautiful places to spend a relaxing afternoon.
Pamplona is also a synonym of great gastronomy. During your trip to this city in Navarre, you should definitely try the pochas, a traditional recipe made of white beans with peppers, chorizo, tomato, leek, garlic, and carrots. You should also try the ajoarriero cod, asparagus, peppers stuffed with blood sausage, oxtail stew, ratatouille or artichokes with clams.
If you like strong flavours, we suggest trying the Roncal and Idiazábal cheeses or game meats such as wild boar or deer. If you want to delight your palate you should try Navarra’s wine and traditional pastries such as fried milk, torrijas (bread soaked in eggs and milk), curds, buñuelos (fritters) and much more.
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