Pamplona, the capital of Navarra and is flocked by tourists mostly to witness one of the biggest parties in the world, the festival of San Fermín, where the exhilarating “Running of the Bulls” takes place in July. But there is much more to the town than the San Fermín. The historic town boasts its preserved medieval soul in its old historic town, medieval walls, architectural gems, gothic churches, cobbled street Baroque architecture, parks, terraces and much more.
Pamplona showcases a perfect blend of its past with the present, preserving its medieval history while walking on the path of development. The city is very welcoming and offers a lot of activities for the travellers who come to experience the culture. The best way to get a true taste of the city is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Pamplona, which include taking part or watching Fiesta de San Fermín, taking a tour of the Catedral de Pamplona, Museo de Navarra, Ciudadela, Plaza del Castillo and the Ayuntamiento. It is a must to visit the old city walls, riverside park, Museo Oteiza (Alzuza) and the planetarium. Other top things to do when in Pamplona include taking a walk through the cobbled lanes of Pamplona, soaking in the history, dine at the famous Restaurante Don Pablo and try the taste of the delicious Traditional Pamplona Cuisine. The attractions, culture, lifestyle and history of Pamplona attracts tourists from all over the globe and it is a must to get a taste of the vibrant atmosphere of this city.
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What to Do in and around Pamplona
Enjoy 13 best Pamplona attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Calle Curia, s/n, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
09:00 am - 08:30 pm
Catedral de Santa Maria is situated on the edge of the Old Town of Pamplona. This cathedral was built during the 14th and 15th century. The medieval kings of Navarre were crowned at the cathedral, while some were also buried there. The highlight of the Catedral de Santa María is its cloister. The cathedral is home to Tomb of Carlos III, Santo Cristo de Anchieta, Chapel Barbazana and various historical and artistic treasures.
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Avenida Del Ejercito Spain, Pamplona
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Conjunto Fortificado de Pamplona (fortified complex of Pamplona) creates a special environment for people seeking for a pleasant and peaceful time. A stroll around the old fortifications is definitely worth the while. The place has a citadel that is commonly known as the start fort. The place today holds art exhibitions and cultural events. Conjunto Fortificado de Pamplona is a must see in spain.
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Avenida Roncesvalles y Avenida de Carlos III,31002 Pamplona, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Monumento al Encierro has huge sculptures that depict the scenario during the San Fermin festival, where bulls are left to chase people who take part in the Bull Run. The monument is an icon of the area and a perfect spot for photography and selfies. If you miss the San Fermin festival, you can always get the feel of it by visiting this place. Monumento al Encierro is therefore a much recommended visit in the city of Pamplona.
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Plaza Consistorial, Pamplona, Spain
08:30 am - 02:00 pm
Ayuntamiento (town hall) otherwise known as the council of a municipality was built in the 15th century. It is strategically placed in a square right in the center of Casco Viejo. The town hall has a more appealing appearance after dark when it is beautifully lit up. It is the spot in Pamplona where the city gathers during the San Fermin festival for the Bull Run. The entrance of the building has two stone sculptures of Prudence and Justice belonging to the 17th century. The first floor of the building has a lavish official Reception Room, the Mayor's office and the Council Chamber. The Town Hall is a much recommended visit in Pamplona especially if you have leisure time at hand.
La Taconera is the most magnificent park in Pamplona which was created in the year 1830. It occupies 90,000 sq meters and is located near the old quarter of the city. The park is rich with tree plantation, a variety of flowers and beautiful and intricate sculptures. The mini zoo comprises of deer, ducks, goats, pheasants, rabbits, swans, peacocks and more. La Taconera has a play area for kids and young adults with a fountain for drinking water. It also has a cafe that serves a wide range of beverages and pastries. The mesmerizing beauty of the park leaves its visitors with the feeling of bliss. The scenic beauty of La Teconera makes it a must visit in the city of Pamplona.
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Urbasa, Navarra, Spain
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Parque Natural Urbasa Andia comprises of four territories namely; Urbasa, Monte Limitations, Sierra de Andia and Bakedano that were declared as a natural park in the year 1997. Limestone rock forms the base of the park which came into existence from the remains of living organisms that lived in the sea 65 million years ago. The park is blessed with the magnificent beauty of nature and is apt for kids as well. The park is rich with vegetation and wildlife and is a much recommended visit in Spain.
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Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 47, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
09:30 am - 07:00 pm
The museum of Navarre is the most emblematic museum of Pamplona. The museum has a magnificent collection of remarkable art work from the pre historic period. The building of the museum comprises of four floors that beautifully depict the heritage of Navarre. The building displays a sequence from Prehistory in the basement to art of the 20th century on the 4th floor. The museum of Navarre is a unique blend of Roman are and medieval art. It is home to archeological remains that stand witness to the presence of the Romans in the city of Pamplona. The history of Pamplona with additional information depicted by the museum makes it a must visit in the city.
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Calle de San Miguel, 15, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
09:30 am - 08:30 pm
Iglesia de San Nicolas was built in the 12th century with Gothic interiors. The historic church was built in the city of Pamplona not only for the purpose of religious functions but also as a defensive bastion of the quarter during the strife with the neighboring ones of St. Saturnino and Navarrerí. Inside the church, along with the gothic interiors you will find the great organ Baroque built in the year 1769 now installed in the choir. A free visit to the church of Iglesia de San Nicolas is very much recommended in order to taste a little of old Pamplona.
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Calle Mayor, 74, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
07:30 am - 08:00 pm
Parroquia San Lorenzo commonly known as the church of San Lorenzo is an ancient church in Pamplona located at one end of the main street of Calle Taconer. The church was a part of the defense system of Pamplona in early times. The front facade of the church was once bombed and dismantled. The highlight of the church is the chapel of San Fermin. The church is referred to as one of the most important shines of the city of Pamplona. This famous attraction is one of the most sacred places for the people of Pamplona and is a much recommended visit in the city.
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Urb. Castillo de Gorraiz, s/n, 31620 Valle de Egües, Navarra, Spain
08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Club de Golf Castillo de Gorraiz is an 18 hole golf course attached to a luxurious 5 star hotel. The place can create the magic of making you feel out of the world with its scenic beauty and the kiss of nature. If you are living at the hotel, you can also enjoy spas and various other sports.
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C / Arrieta s / n (corner C / Aralar, near the bullring)
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Centro de Interpretacion de las Fortificaciones de Pamplona located in the heart of Pamplona is surrounded by beautiful gardens with the Plaza de Toros close by. The center begins at the starting point of a 5 kilometer walk along the fortifications of Pamplona. The attraction is explicit about the defensive system of Pamplona. The informative panel rooms and audiovisual content gives people an insight of the how and why of the construction of Baulartes. If historic visits interest you, then the Centro de Interpretacion de las Fortificaciones de Pamplona is a much recommended visit in Pamplona.
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Calle San Saturnino, 3, 31001 Pamplona, Spain
09:30 am - 08:00 pm
The Church of San Saturnino o San Cernin is located in the Old Quarter between the City Hall and the Museum of Navarre. The church can easily be spotted from a distance because of its arched entrance atrium. On the inside, we find the Baroque Chapel of the Virgen del Camino, Lady and Queen of the city that beautify the spacious church. The church also has the ‘pocico’ in which the first chritian of Pamplona were baptised by San Saturnino. The south tower is crowned by the gallico and contains a clock whose bell is used as an alarm for the bull run every morning during the festival of San Fermin.
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Calle Sadar, s/n, 31006 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
The El Sadar Stadium was opened in the year 1967 with an accommodation for 25,000 spectators. It replaced the San Juan stadium which was sold a year before the opening of El Sadar Stadium. The stadium holds various matches and is admired by plenty of football fans. Located on the edge of the city, you can easily find a few famous hotels around the area. A football fan would definitely love this stadium. If you visit the stadium of the day of a match, you are sure to take home some spectacular memories.