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Sightseeing in Pamplona - what to see. Complete travel guide

Pamplona is an ancient Spanish town with interesting history. This place retains numerous notable and iconic monuments. For convention the town is divided into an Old and New one. The old part is located in the center of Pamplona; here are located all major attractions and houses built in past centuries. The historical city center is surrounded by modern buildings - shopping and business centers, hotels and restaurants. Of course, in Pamplona there are several old hotels. In one of them (La Perla) had rest Ernest Hemingway himself.
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Start your acquaintance with the town from visiting the observation platforms located near the walls of the Old Town. A part of the walls has survived till our days. Many years ago these walls have served as the borders of the old town. On the bank of the river Arga you will find one of the most important religious places of interest - the cathedral made in a superb gothic style. The church was built in the 17th century. The inner decoration of the rooms simply strikes with its elegance and temperance. One of the portals is decorated with fine carvings, and the galleries feature stunningly beautiful frescoes.
Another old cathedral built the 14th century has been converted into Diocesan Museum that exhibits collections of Gothic altars and statues, as well as a collection of French relics belonging to the 13th century. Palace of Navarre is one of the most prominent monuments of baroque architecture. The paintings that decorate the halls of the palace have been created by Francisco de Goya, so the excursion to the palace will be very interesting for art lovers. The castle is located in the center of the Plaza de Castillo, which itself is one of the major attractions. Here you can see many statues and monuments. Among the most famous museums of the town is Museum of Navarre, which offers exhibitions of different art styles, starting from Roman mosaics and to the works of contemporary painters and sculptors. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Pamplona is famous for its unique religious monuments, where the Church of St. Nicholas is of particular interest. Built in the 12th century, today the ancient church looks more like a medieval fortification rather than a classical religious monument. The main feature of the church is its old Gothic-style interior. Its walls also keep an old baroque organ, which is considered the city's main organ.
A 13th-century religious monument is the Church of San Saturnino, which had been used as a fortress for many centuries and took part in many battles. This church has very powerful thick walls, which allowed the building to survive hundreds of years later. The main secret of this church is a spring located at its entrance. According to legend, the Holy Saturninus, after whom the church was later named, baptized the first Christians in the city in this spring.
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Pamplona can offer a great planetarium, the official opening of which took place in 1993. The planetarium housed in a very beautiful building of cylindrical shape is the main attraction of the picturesque Yamaguchi Park. The planetarium hosts many interesting exhibitions; all kinds of thematic events are held and documentaries about space are shown here every day.
Pamplona The city is also famous for its picturesque parks, and the largest one is the River Park stretching along both banks of the Agra River for 11 km. The park looks like a vast green area equipped with many interesting places for walking and well-groomed picnic areas. A walk through this park can turn into an exciting excursion: here you will discover several old stone bridges, as well as landscaping stones.
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The oldest park in the city is Parque de La Taconera, which occupies the area of about 90,000 square meters. This park is located in close proximity to the walls of the historic district. Here you can admire beautiful ancient sculptures, century-old trees, and incredible landscape decorations. There is also a mini zoo in the park, the main inhabitants of which are deer and ducks, so the old park is especially popular among holidaymakers with small children.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Pamplona
♥   Castle 'Castle of Garaño' Navarre, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cerco de Artajona' Navarre, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite' Navarre, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Xabier' Navarre, 42.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fort of San Marcos' Gipuzkoa, 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Pamplona
♥   Natural Park 'Aralar' , 37.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Aiako Harria' , 53.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Aizkorri-Aratz' , 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Pagoeta' , 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Izki' , 65.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Spain: things to see

Casa Mila, La Pedrera, which is located in Barcelona, might be the most famous architectural place of interest in the country. The name of the building can be literally translated as "the stone cave". The building was constructed according to the project of Gaudi and was controlled by the famous architect. It's worth mentioning that all works of Gaudi are distinguished by original and unusual design. According to initial project, Casa Mila La Pedrera was intended to be made solely from curvilinear elements and slanting partitions, but later the architect changed his original thoughts and built a unique house that has absolutely no load-bearing walls. This is the only building in the country, where even balconies have an important construction rather than decorative role. … Open
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