AYUNTAMIENTO DE PAMPLONA
Pamplona-Iruña is a comfortable, welcoming, modern, green and safe city, with a wide gastronomic offer based on local produce. The city has solid health services and is strongly committed to the health and welfare of its inhabitants and its visitors.
The city walls with its many parks and gardens, where one can make out the marks of the Way of Saint James and of San Fermín, provide the setting for a wide cultural offer, including high-quality small-format festivals aimed at art lovers. Located in the centre of Navarre and close to other cities such as Donostia, Bilbao or the French Basque Country, Pamplona is the perfect place to plan your holidays or your getaway.
PAMPLONA IS CITY WALLS
Declared a National Monument and more than five kilometres long, Pamplona’s defensive walls and the Citadel constitute one of Europe’s most interesting and best preserved Renaissance military complexes.
Pamplona preserves its Renaissance city walls and an old town formed by three boroughs, La Navarrería, San Cernin and San Nicolás, which merged in a single city in 1423 when King Charles III enacted the Privilege of the Union.
PAMPLONA IS SAN FERMÍN
The San Fermín festival, listed as Fiesta of International Tourist Interest in 1980, is held every year from 6 to 14 July. The festival begins on 6 July at 12 noon with the launching of the rocket known as “Chupinazo” and ends on 14 July at 12 midnight with the signing of the “Pobre de Mí”, the official closing of the Sanfermines. They Sanfermines is one of the most famous festival worldwide.
Nine days of non-stop fiesta when Pamplona transforms itself and where the main role is played by the people. It is precisely this open character, diverse and spontaneous, which makes the Sanfermines so unique, unparalleled and special as everyone is invited to enjoy them freely and respectfully their own way.
PAMPLONA IS THE WAY
Located on the Way of St James, Pamplona is the first city pilgrims come across on their way from Roncesvalles, a fact which has conditioned its history and character since ancient times. As the first city on the Way of St James, Pamplona is notable for the quantity and variety of the services it offers pilgrims. Thanks to its connections, it is also a good place to start the pilgrimage. Ultreia, Interpretation Center of the Way of Saint James, delves into the influence of this pilgrimage on Pamplona and Navarre from its medieval origin to the present day.
PAMPLONA IS LOCAL GASTRONOMY
The visitor to Navarre can experience the taste of times gone by. This is a land which has preserved a traditional culinaryrepertoire stocked by the produce yielded by the diverse Navarran landscape, and which turns food into a social event. But the region’s cuisine has also evolved and been rejuvenated, and is the benchmark for the gourmet who doesn’t want to miss out on creations from our best chefs.
PAMPLONA IS GREEN
The history and the urban development of the city has led to its being full of green áreas and trees, where cultural heritage and nature merge. It has many acres of parks and gardens which make it a green city and interesting specimens of unusual trees dotting its parks and streets. Its 60,000 trees and 740 acres of green areas account for 15% of the surface area of the city. Undoubtedly, all this contributes to a higher quality of life and encourages sports, outdoor leisure pursuits and activities related to the environment.
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