PAMPLONA

Virtual Visit

Pamplona Video here

Pamplona, Euskoguide available here

Famous for the Running Of The Bulls held every July; this region boasts 16th century palaces, rich culture and a long history of decisive battles between kings who have ruled the region.


Plaza del Castillo

Cathedral de Santa María

Running of the Bulls

PAMPLONA
The tour starts in Castle Square in the city centre, and begins with an explanation of the Running of the Bulls and the history of the San Fermin festival, and then a visit to the Bullfighting Arena and a stroll down the famous Estafeta Street. It then ascends to the Cathedral, which is located at the highest part of the City. Constructed by order of the King of Navarra Charles III in the 15th century, the gothic Cathedral bears a magnificent 18th century neo-classical façade. You will have the chance to take in the view from atop the city walls, located just behind the Cathedral, at the Bastion of Redin.

It is from this hilltop that the history of Pamplona is described, from its Roman foundations in 75 B.C., to its period as the capital of the Kingdom of Navarra, and later its conquest by the Kingdom of Castille in 1512. At the French Gate, one of the original gates in the city walls and entrance to Pamplona on the Camino de Santiago, the route that leads travelers down the ancient pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela.

Following the Pilgrims Street, the tour arrives at the Town Hall. The building has a baroque-style façade, constructed in 1756, and it is known throughout the world as the launch-site for the famous chupinazo or rocket which marks the beginning of the nine-day Festival of Saint Fermin. Nearby, a visit is made to the San Saturnino Church, a charming example of 13th century craftsmanship, with a grand baroque chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Road, patron-saint of the city.

Tour Highlights
• Hear the history of events that shaped the history of Pamplona.
• Learn the history of the Running of the Bulls and the San Fermin festival.
• See Pamplona’s most iconic sites, including the Cathedral and famous Town Hall.
• Get tips on the best things to see and do in the city during your stay.
• Enjoy some of the best views of Pamplona and surrounding countryside.

Description
Commence in the city centre and begin with an explanation of the Running of the Bulls and the history of San Fermin festival. Visit the Bullfighting Arena. Visit the Cathedral and view the city and surrounding country from atop the city walls at the Bastion of Redin. Learn the history of Pamplona. Visit the French Gate, the entrance to Pamplona on the Camino de Santiago. Visit the Town Hall built in 1756 and famous as the launch-site for the beginning of the nine-day Festival of Saint Fermin. Visit San Saturnino church.

• Language: tours commentated in the English language
• Guided tours groups are limited to minimum 2 and maximum 15 persons
• Bigger groups are split into smaller groups as required
• To reserve/book your tour/group contact babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

Cathedral de Santa María   |   Charles III is buried with his wife in the Cathedral Pamplona | top left to right Plaza del Castillo and the Walls of Pamplona

• Tour-guide meets you/your bus-coach in Pamplona.
• Tour includes an approx 2-3 hour Guided Walking-Tour of Pamplona and its history.
• Free time after to enjoy and visit Pamplona further
• Reserve/book your tour/group at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com

 

 

• Booking request must be made by email.
• Reserve/book your tour at babanglophonegroup@gmail.com.
• In the event Operator cancels tour/liability is limited to refund of deposit payment received.