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Iglesia de San Lorenzo / Saint Lawrence Church

Iglesia de San Lorenzo / Saint Lawrence Church

Iglesia de San Lorenzo / Saint Lawrence Church

Iglesia de San Lorenzo / Saint Lawrence Church (Calle Mayor 74, Pamplona) – is located in the western corner of the Old Town, right next to the Taconera Park. It was originally built in the 14th century as a church-fortress, since it was part of the defensive system of the city. However, what we see today is actually a building that was erected during the 17th and 18th centuries in neoclassical style.

 

The main highlight of the church is the Saint Fermin chapel, a neoclassical style chapel where the Saint Fermin figure is located. The figure dates back to the 15th century and is made of wood and silver. Saint Fermin is also locally known as the “morenico” (the “little tanned one”) because his face has a dark complexion.

 

The figure of Saint Fermin is kept at the Saint Lawrence Church for the entire year and only leaves the building the 7th of July, the day of the Saint Fermin festivity, when it is taken in procession through the streets of Pamplona’s Old Town.

 

Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Monday – Saturday), 8:30 am – 1:45 pm & 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Sundays & holidays).