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Participation in the Festival of San Fermin

The people of Pamplona celebrate the festival of San Fermin annually. It was described in the work "The Sun Also Rises". E. Hemingway is its author. The holiday begins on June 6 at noon. The rocket is launched from the balcony of the city hall at this time. Then an important event takes place at 8 am every day from July 7 to 14. It's called the running of the bulls. It is a bull race through the ancient narrow streets of Pamplona to the stalls of the arena where the bullfight will take place.
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
Animals cover a distance of 848 meters. Men run in front of them. They strive to show themselves as daredevils and get an adrenaline rush. You will have the opportunity to watch them from the balcony or roof of one of the nearest buildings, the roof of the entrance, a lamppost, or an advertising booth. But if you want to try your luck, you can become a participant in an extreme race.

Walk the Walls of the Citadel

The hill is located in the southern part of Pamplona. The citadel was built on it by order of King Philip II for defense purposes in the 16th and 17th centuries. It has the shape of a 5-terminal star. The fortress is the main attraction of the city at present. It is located on the territory of the park. It is a popular holiday destination for residents. It is open to the public from 7:30 to 21:30. You can walk on it and go through the maze. It was formed thanks to the 2nd fortress moats. You can also climb one of the walls of the citadel and walk through it. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the city and see the gate. It leads to the fortress. You will also admire the bakery and warehouses. Gunpowder and grain were stored there. Copyright
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 … Open

Journey through the Gorge of the Foz de Arbayún

There is a village of Lumbier 50 kilometers from the city. The beautiful Foz de Arbayún gorge is located next to it. The Salazar River formed it in the limestone Leyre mountain range. It has a length of 6 kilometers and steep walls 400 meters high. White-headed vultures, vultures, and golden eagles inhabit the Foz de Arbayún. You can get here by bus in about 1.5 hours. You will be able to stand on the observation platform after you reach the deep canyon. The observation deck is located on the road. You will also have the opportunity to walk through one of the equipped walking routes. You will admire the picturesque landscape and birds of prey flying overhead.

Extreme Activities in the Surroundings of Pamplona

If you like extreme leisure activities, you can contact any local travel agency during your stay in Pamplona. Its staff can arrange a speleological tour or a trip to one of the ski resorts. They are located near the city. You can go skiing, rock climbing, and rafting on a rough river by canoe once in the mountains.
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Tour of the Urbasa-Andía National Park

You might be interested in taking a walking tour of the Urbasa-Andía National Park. It is open to tourists from 11 am to 6 pm on any day of the week. You can get to the natural attraction by bus. It goes from Pamplona to Vitoria. You will find beautiful mountain landscapes, waterfalls, and picturesque vegetation on the territory of Urbasa-Andía. You need to choose one of the many hiking routes to go on a trip. One of them leads to the Pilatos cliff. The second route leads to the riverbed. The third route leads to a picturesque waterfall. The fourth route ends in a green meadow. If you get tired of hiking, you can relax in one of the small villages and try delicious cheese.

Observation Deck in the Park Taconera

Taconera Park is located near the historical center of Pamplona. If you come here, you can see monuments and sculptures, admire beautiful plants, and visit a small zoo. Deer, swans, pheasants, peacocks, and ducks live there in conditions as close to natural as possible. If you come to the northern part of the park, you will get the opportunity to stand on the observation deck. The mountains and several districts of the city are visible from it.
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Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Pamplona
♥   Restaurant 'La Casona' Iruña. Type - Traditional cuisine. 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Asador Zubiondo' Huarte. Type - Traditional cuisine. 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Palacio Castillo de Gorraiz' Gorraiz. Type - Traditional cuisine. 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'El Molino de Urdániz' Urdaitz. Type - Creative. 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Orgi' Lizaso. Type - Modern cuisine|Regional cuisine. 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Pamplona
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Castle of Charles V' Gipuzkoa, 62 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Pamplona
♥   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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