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Pamplona is a beautiful historic city in Spain, located more exactly within the Navarre autonomous community, being its historical capital city at the same time. The history of Pamplona goes back to the year 74 BC, when it was founded as a camp for the Roman general Pompey, hence the name of the city. Pamplona has known a significant development throughout its history and is now a very important city. According to the 2009 census, Pamplona has a total population of 198,491 residents and spans on a total area of 9.09 square miles (23.55 sq km). When coming to Pamplona, you will be fascinated with this city and all the attractions that it holds.
Top Attractions within Pamplona
The Pamplona Cathedral is the most important and representative religious landmark of Pamplona. The cathedral was built during the 14th century in an impressive Gothic architectural style. It has an outstanding cloister and a Neoclassical facade. The cathedral is also home to the Museo Diocesano of religious art. Other main Gothic churches in Pamplona are Saint Sernin and Saint Nicholas, both dating back to the 13th century.
The Taconera Park is a great recreational place in Pamplona, filled with green areas. The park is actually the oldest one in Pamplona, dating back to the 17th century. Nowadays, it has become a romantic park with beautiful designs, pedestrian paths, and interesting sculptures.
Museo de Navarra is a great cultural institution in Pamplona. The museum focuses on art and archeology and puts on display numerous artifacts, art works and historical items that are significantly relevant to the artistic and archaeological heritage of the area.
The San Fermin festival is one of the most important events that take place in Pamplona. The festival is renowned worldwide and it takes place every year from July 6 to 14. the main attraction at the festival is running the bulls.