Commonly known for its tradition of the Running of the Bulls; this popular event fills the streets of Pamplona every July and many who visit her only at this time of the year are left with another image of how it truly is Pamplona. In this post, I would like to show you that other side of the coin, which makes Pamplona genuinely beautiful.
After having lived for three years in this city, I thought of writing a list of all the places to visit. Among these, you will find: views of the town, typical streets, The University of Navarra, parks and other cultural stuff for you to enjoy.
- 1 El Casco Viejo (The Old Town) 📚
- 2 Parks To Enjoy Sunny Days 🌄
- 3 Pastry Shops 🍪
- 4 Perfect City View 🧭
- 5 The University Of Navarra 🤓
- 6 The Corner Of Hemingway 👨💼
El Casco Viejo (The Old Town) 📚
[ Cohn:] I Can´t stand it to think, my life is going so fast and I´m not really living.
[ Jake:] Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bull-figthers.
Hemingway, 1926, The Sun Also Rises.
Where everything good happens, the best drunkenness, the best conversations and merely the best of everyday life. Known as the historic district of the city, located right in the city center.
Significant Buildings 🕍
Catedral De Santa María
Plaza Del Castillo
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona
Michelin Pintxos 🍤
My favorite plan in Pamplona was to head to the Casco Viejo to eat Pintxos. On Thursdays, the pintxo including beer or wine would cost two euros; this traditional event is called juevintxos.
Calle San Nicolás, 32, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra
Calle de la Estafeta, 50, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra
Calle Espoz y Mina, 7, 31002 Pamplona, Navarra
Parks To Enjoy Sunny Days 🌄
The Citadel was born to protect Pamplona at the request of King Felipe II. He ordered it to build it in 1571, to face the constant incursions of the French army.
A Japanese garden builded as a result of the twinning of the Navarrese city of Pamplona with the town of Yamaguchi (Japan) in 1988.
Pastry Shops 🍪
Calle de la Estafeta, 22, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra
This unbelievable place is famous in Pamplona for selling “Garroticos”– small puff pastry filled with chocolate-
The best carrot cake I’ve eaten in my life is here! I swear! I have searched in several cities of Spain one like this and I still can not find it. I have this Artesanal Pastry in my heart, the perfect local place plus quality. I have shared with you´ll the location I find the best, but you can also find this pastry in other streets of Pamplona.
Perfect City View 🧭
Mirador Del Caballo Blanco
One of the most picturesque corners in the urban area of Pamplona. The viewpoint is a wide balcony from which you can see the horizon.
The campus of the University of Navarra is also one of the most beautiful parks in Pamplona, recognized as a botanical garden.
The Corner Of Hemingway 👨💼
Plaza del Castillo, 44, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra
👉 Vintage lamps, wrought iron columns and large mirrors in a historic nineteenth-century Navarre cafe.
“It is one of the most exclusive places in Pamplona due to its history, its tradition that offers the possibility of emulating the figure of the American writer, at the same time that you enjoy a good coffee, something to snack, a drink or a nice conversation.” El Rincón De Hemingway.