Tips & Tricks
Palacio Real de Olite (Plaza de Carlos III ‘El Noble’, 31390 Olite, Navarra) — located in the Central Zone of Navarre, 42 k. south of Pamplona, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) of Olite, the seat of the Court of Navarre until its union with Castile (1512), was one of the most luxurious medieval castles in […]
Parade of the Giants and Big Heads (central Pamplona)(San Fermin week) – in this family-themed parade (known in Spanish as the “Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos” — which is part of the San Fermín festivities), no bulls are involved, unless they are cartoon characters joining the family-oriented procession. Parents bring their children in strollers or […]
Jai Alai (regional sport) — Jai Alai (a.k.a. pelota) is a important Basque sports event during the San Fermin fiestas. The Labrit court, located in the Old Part of the city, fills to overflowing with jai alai enthusiasts anxious to witness the contests between the players. The tension is increased by the customary bets made […]
Riverside Park — spanning a total of nearly a million square meters, Pamplona’s Riverside Park is the lung of this great city. Leaving behind the stone enclosure of the ancient city walls, you can enjoy a leisurely walk in the outdoors along the 17 kilometers of pathway meandering the banks of the Arga, Elorz and […]
Privilegio de la Unión: every September 8, parties are held in Pamplona to celebrate the signing of the union between the three towns within Pamplona which Carlos III unified on September 8, 1423.
Planetario de Pamplona (Calle Sancho Ramirez e/Av. Barañain, Pamplona) – built in 1993 and located adjacent to Parque de Yamaguchi, it attracts over 200,000 visitors annually. The origins of the universe as well as the latest discoveries in the field of astronomy are the subject of the numerous expositions projected up onto the impressive dome […]