Back in 75 B.C a Roman general by the name of Pompey set a military base in the area which later was recognized as the city of Pamplona, which was actually the Spanish translation of Pompey. The city has preserved its history in the form of intact monumental buildings, medieval walls, churches, stone paved streets, squares and more. The route of the Way of Saint James defined through the lands of Navarre significantly influences the appearance and the history of Pamplona.
Pamplona, a renowned Spain destination across the globe for running of the bulls which happens during the festival of San Fermin is the prime most Spanish city on the route of St. James (Camino de Santiago). The city of Pamplona is the historical capital of the region of Navarra with the fourth largest bullring in the world and the second largest bullring in Spain.
The city serves as an entertainment zone with ample of exciting festivals, activities and tourist spots to explore. Located on the snow-capped foothills of the Pyrenees Range, the city is the epitome for several activities like skiing, mountaineering, hiking, wildlife and the splendid scenery. Be it the calm and composed scenic beauty or the enthusiastic festivals, tourism in Pamplona is bound to surprise its visitors with its versatility and contradicting delights.
The city of Pamplona is very popular for the delicious appetizers (tapas) with red wine and the delectable authentic food it serves. The serenity and zeal the city possesses makes the trip to Pamplona, Spain, an ideal getaway from a hectic routine. So if it is time for an exquisite Spanish holiday, it is time for Pamplona.