Pamplona, also known as Iruña, is the capital of Navarre (or Nafarroa). A place of Basque foundation, a people whose descendants still preserve the ancient pre-Indo-European language: Euskera.
Pamplona is a beautiful city full of heritage and with a great festival of the caliber of the San Fermines. San Fermin . However, what will make you fall in love with the city the most are its people and its atmosphere.
What to see and do in Pamplona
The walls and the Citadel
Visiting the fortification surrounding the old town is a must for all visitors. These star-shaped walls are catalogued as one of the best examples of Renaissance military architecture in Spain. Take your time to enjoy this 5 kilometre walk through walls, gates and battlements.
One thing that will surprise you is that this defensive area of the city is perfectly integrated into the daily life of the people of Pamplona. There are even lifts that connect the space outside the city walls with the old town next to the city walls.
The town hall square
It is the place that comes to mind when we think of Pamplona. From the balconies of the town hall, the chupinazo is celebrated, which starts the San Fermin festival on the 6th of July. This event is a truly spectacular thing because it brings a lot of people together in a square that is not that big. When you see the square with your own eyes you will be amazed when you remember the images of the event on television. The most important thing in the square is the Casa Consistorial building, a spectacular building with an ornate facade that combines baroque and neoclassical styles.