Pamplona is the capital of the region of Navarra was founded by Pompey. Pamplona is one of the most ancient cities of Spain, it is located at the foot of the western Pyrenees.
Since 1591 the holiday St.Fermin starts with the anthem of St. Fermin, the saint patron of the city.
6 of june, at the midday, you can hear the bell strikes and the rockets explodes outside the city. You can watch the night service in the cathedral.
In the evening starts corrida and then; endless fiestas, festivities, dances and fireworks. And it lasts all week.
Dress must be white and a red kerchief around your neck - this is a tribute to tradition.
There are many reasons to visit Pamplona:
Kuksumuksa clock, on the Relay street, will remind you how many days, hours and minutes remains to San Fermin. Actualy this is the place where 3 minutes race starts. Fans of adrenaline will face to 12 bulls from 6 to 14 of july. And the city of 200 thousands of inhabitants turns to a million.
On the monument “Ensciros” you can rub the horn of the bull and make a wish, to drink some coffee in one of the oldest cafes in Europe - Cafe Iruña. To visit the hotel "La Perla" that was often visited by Ernest Hemingway and who glorified Pamplona and gave her world fame in his novel "And the sun rises". He visited the city annually from 1923 to 1929
On the Paseo de Hemingway alley stands a monument dedicated to the writer.
You will find charming building of the Baroque city hall.
Enjoy the view of the city from the medieval walls of the citadel.
The church of San Saturnino is where the pilgrims stayed making the way of St. James .
In the 8th century Pamplona was declared as the capital of the kingdom of Navarre and people could enter it through the Gates of France, which is saved to this day. You can see the gates on the bastion of Redin.
Feed the swans in Taconera Park
The Osasuna football club is based in the city. Football fans can buy tickets for the game.
You can enjoy the rafting along the river by canoe. Speleology and rock climbing are practiced here.
Nearby you can make a wonderful trip to the most famous wine cellars, one of them is in the province of La Rioja.
City of Olite (40km from Pamplona) has impressive fortress.
Tudela (96km) preserved traces of judaic culture.
Sugarramurdi and Urdaks with its fabulous caves.
Logroño (84km) has the world-famous gastronomic street Laurel.
San Sebastian (89km) is the most prestigious resort of Spain.
Biarritz (132km) is where the wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Eugenia Montiho, brought imperial court.
Bilbao (217 km) with its famous Guggenheim Museum.