City council of Pamplona

PAMPLONA, A GREEN, WALLED CITY

The capital of the Kingdom of Navarra is a pleasant city with an ever increasing rich heritage. The ramparts and the Citadel, parks and green spaces, high quality accommodation, excellent range of cuisine on offer, wide variety of stores, shops and boutiques, all come together to make a visit to Pamplona an extremely pleasant experience. Pamplona has an unforgettable charm. This simple city is a blend of old and new. With barely 196,000 inhabitants, it boasts a high quality of life, with no traffic build-ups, no fumes and good healthcare services.

CITADEL OF PAMPLONA

The Ciudadela or citadel is considered to be the best example of Spanish renaissance military architecture. It is now a public park with spacious green areas, a small central square with a fountain, benches to sit on, a wide variety of plant species, and it is also a Wi-Fi area. Its pavilions, moats, bastions, ravelins and glacis are now public places of leisure, sport and culture.

SAN FERMIN, THE UNIVERSAL FIESTA

In July, Pamplona is the setting for the universal fiesta. Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Pamplona to discover and join in the festivities. All the action and activities take place outdoors, in the streets. Music is everywhere, the streets are awash with red and white, while there are all types of rituals, ceremonies and events such as the running of the bulls. All the same, in the outskirts of Pamplona, you can still enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Navarra.

CHECK OUT THE TAPAS BARS

Miniature cuisine has reached some unbeatable standards of quality in Pamplona, and in Navarra in general. Today, tapas are one of most appreciated culinary and social attractions. For example, going round the bars eating tapas is a social event in Pamplona, where the important thing is to get together with friends or make new friends, chat a while ... whilst enjoying delicious tapas such as eel with tomato, foie gras, spider crab with cream of courgette, salt cod omelette, or black porcini mushroom tarts, amongst the hundreds of tapas on offer in the bars in Navarre.