Pamplona Tourism

Visit Pamplona - Best of Pamplona

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.

Pamplona Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Pamplona tips for your visit

  • Pamplona has wide walking street with live music and people that create a pleasant atmosphere around the city. You would usually never find the need for Public transport in the city.
  • People under the age of 18 are not allowed to participate in the Bull Run.
  • The city sells souvenirs like small bulls, red & white clothes, festival T-shirts, etc. on almost every corner while the old town sells antiques and artistic handicrafts.
  • During the festival of San Fermin you are bound to come across pickpockets so don’t leave your valuables unattended.
  • Advance booking is recommended especially during festive season.
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Facts and Stats for Pamplona*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pamplona

    Know the pollution level of Pamplona before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Pamplona: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pamplona for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pamplona.

    • Burglary and Theft 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Pamplona - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 85.94 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 11.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 87.41 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.75 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pamplona

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pamplona

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 100.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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