Pamplona has long been the most significant town in Spain's Pyrenean region and is located within the northern region of Navarre. The city is best known for the tradition of the 'running of the bulls' which takes place every year in July. Attempts to outlaw the festival have so far failed so it continues to be a huge celebration and party which attracts half a million visitors.


In the core of the city there is a wealth of history, but it has been encircled by modern, high-rise developments. The Cathedral of Santa María la Real is the most important building in the city and home to the tomb of Charles III. In the city’s central plaza Consistorial stands the stately City Hall with the gothic Church of San Saturnino next door.

The Museum de Navarre is in Santa Domingo, housed in a former hospital has many Roman artefacts and works of art. The heart of Pamplona is Plaza del Castillo, formerly the bullring, built in 1847 and now home to the local government.

There are several park areas in the city including the spacious La Taconera with fountain filled gardens and a popular resting spot.

Shopping and Eating Out

The shops of Pamplona offer a selection of regional crafts and the popular Calle Estafeta is the place to find bars and restaurants and begin exploring the city’s thriving nightlife.

Tourist Information

Tourist Office:Calle Eslava, 1 - 31001 Pamplona (Navarre)Tel. +34 948206540 Fax +34


Pamplona Airport is located about 6km from the city.

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