Pamplona is much more than just San-fermin. Of course, the famous festivity that once dazzled Hemmingway is a major attraction that has to be seen, even if you don't dare to participate. This internationally known festival is one of the strengths of Pamplona.
Iruña, how it's called in Euskera, is a quiet northern town with plenty of green areas where you can escape from the routine. Although most people speak spanish you can also hear the very special and ancient basque language.
Pamplona is a city with a rich historical heritage. You'll find buildings of all ages and shapes. From The Navarrería, which was once a Roman city, the center where buildings are still medieval buildings are still preserved, the citadel that was from military use, to the beautiful cathedral are clear examples of architecture that will take you back to ancient times. Meet one of the northern spanish cities and discover a different Spain.
San Fermin: The San Fermin festival is famous for the "encierro", which consists of a race in front of the bulls and ends in the bullring. This is a very old tradition, but it was Ernest Hemingway who gave the festivity a worldwide fame. During San Fermin Iruña the population increases from 190,000 people to more than 2,800,000 people.
The Citadel: The Citadel of Pamplona or “Castillo Nuevo” is a Renaissance fortification of former military use. Today it is one of the lungs of the city and is also considered as one of the best examples of Renaissance spanish military architecture. Leisure and cultural activities are often organized there.
Burgos of Pamplona: Formerly the city was divided into three small towns that used to have a lot of conflicts. In 1423 they became one. The historical heritage the burgos left are certainly an attraction that should not be underestimated. The Navarrería especially stands out.
Parks: Pamplona is a very green city. Thanks to frequent rains and the numerous parks like Parque Vuelta del Castillo and Parque de la Taconera.
Wines: Navarra is known for the quality of the wines. Do not miss the wine route to find from the best wineries in the country.
The walls: With five kilometers, Pamplona are one of the most interesting military complex and best preserved in Spain, which was declared a National Monument. Do not miss the opportunity to take a historical tour around the city.