Pamplona Walking Tour (1/2 Day)
Throughout this visit, our local guide will show you the three main aspects that have influenced the history of Pamplona-Iruñea: the defensive walls, the Camino de Santiago and the Sanfermines. They will begin the tour on foot in the Plaza del Castillo, the center of the Old Town and the usual meeting point for the people of Pamplona, and then enter the streets that make up the encierro route, starting with the Plaza de Toros (Bullring) and continuing along the famous Estafeta street. You will access the highest part of the city where the Cathedral is located, a Gothic building of the 15th century, ordered by King Charles III, "the Noble", which draws attention to its great neoclassical façade of 18th century. You can also see the walls of the northern part of the city, in Baluarte del Redín. In this way you will fully enter the ancient history of Pamplona, from its Roman foundation on a Basque village in 75 BC, through its history as the capital of the Kingdom of Navarre, until its conquest by the Castilians in 1512. In the Portal de Francia, an old gate in the city walls, you will see the entrance to the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) and its route along the Rúa de los Peregrinos (Pilgrim's Street). Following the Camino de Santiago will reach the City Hall, with its baroque façade built in 1756 and world-famous because it is here where the famous chupinazo is launched that starts the San Fermin festivities. There they will know the history of the three villages that made up the city in the Middle Ages. Nearby is the Church of San Saturnino, the patron saint and patron of the city, which is a beautiful example of the 13th-century Gothic, with a large baroque chapel dedicated to the Virgen del Camino. The route of the Camino will continue along the Calle Mayor to visit the Chapel of San Fermín in the Church of San Lorenzo and end in the gardens of the Taconera.
Tour Duration: 2h30 hours (indicative only and adaptable)
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