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Culture of Pamplona. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Pamplona is one of the oldest cities of the country which persistently stuns its guests with a variety of architectural and historical landmarks and sights. The most interesting destination for tourists in the city is its historical center as it accumulates a major part of sights and landmarks. The main symbol of Pamplona is the Cathedral which was established in 1390. The construction of the majestic religious building being a stunning sample of Gothic style lasted till 1527. The building impresses the visitors with its ingenious architectural style and scale.
Travelers planning a visit to Pamplona in the middle of July will have a chance to witness a holiday of ultimate beauty being the San Fermines festival. Each year the festival starts on … Open
The religious object keeps numerous inestimable artifacts. The right tower of the Cathedral is crowned with a huge bell being the largest one in Spain. The weight of the bell is 12 tons. It was casted in the end of the 16th century. The huge bell has been ringing in the city for more than four centuries. During an observation tour travelers will have a chance to look into the cathedral to fully enjoy its inner decoration which features refinement of forms and unique luxury.
The same interesting historical landmark is the Royal Palace built in the middle of the 19th century. A walk through its winding halls and estimation of its interior design will be of great interest for every tourist. Not far from the Palace tourists will find a building of the Archives of Navarra which was established as far back as in the 17th century. It keeps numerous ancient documents, maps and other historical artifacts telling the visitors of significant events in the history of the city. Copyright
1. The main type of city transport is a bus. The city is crossed with more than twenty routes. There are about a dozen of night routes of buses cruising the streets of the city from 23:00 … Open
A perfect place for promenades will be a scenic square named the Plaza del Castillo. In the nearest neighborhood of the square travelers will find several significant spots of tourist attraction among which the Navarra Palace deserves particular attention. This majestic sample of baroque style is free to visit. The throne room is considered to be the most beautiful one among numerous halls of the palace. The main decoration of the room is a huge portrait of the King of Spain Ferdinand VII which was created by famous artist Goya.
Euskadi - Pais Vasco The last scale reconstruction of the Palace was held in the beginning of the 20th century. In 1903 an opening of the monument commemorating the queen was held. In close vicinity to the palace tourists will find the most significant religious landmark being the San Saturnino Church. The church was erected in the early Middle Ages period and named after San Saturnino. According to one of the legends he baptized more than forty thousands of pagans. The baptismal service was held exactly on the place where the church is located.
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Public palaces near Pamplona
♥   Palace 'Olite Real Palace' , 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de Arbaizenea' , 61.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio Real de Miramar' San Sebastián, 62.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Pamplona
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Bayonne, 76.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Spain

In addition to exploring the heritage of Gaudi, many new cultural discoveries wait for tourists in Barcelona. The National Museum of Art of Catalonia is located in the luxurious National Palace. It has the richest collections of paintings, engravings, frescoes, and coins. The Pablo Picasso Museum is set in the ancient city palace; it has a unique collection donated by the artist's friend. The Spanish village set on 42 square kilometers, recreates the atmosphere of agrarian Spain. The Gothic quarter, located in the old part of the city, is a whole complex of buildings dating back to the 14th to the 15th century. Its main attraction is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia of the 13th century, as well as the royal square, the Basilica of La Merce, and the Gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi. … Open
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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