PAMPLONA – IRUÑA CITY TOUR
The city of Pamplona (Iruña in Basque), capital of Navarra, besides being renowned for the Running of the Bulls during the San Fermín Festival, has an ancient old quarter of great historical value and a walled complex of the first order.
Our tour will begin in the old quarter, at the place where the Roman General Pompey founded the city and where the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Royal is located. We will revisit the city’s medieval past by touring the districts of San Cernin, Navarrería and San Nicolás, as well as its fortified churches that were built for defensive purposes.
Finally, as it cannot happen otherwise, we will take the notorious route that the bulls take every year during the San Fermín Festival, from the Cuesta de Santo Domingo to the Plaza de Toros, to then follow the steps of Ernest Hemingway by stopping at the Gran Hotel La Perla and the café terraces of the Plaza del Castillo, like the famous Café Iruña, where he regularly sat to enjoy a glass of cognac.
All yearlong except during the San Fermín Festival
6 hours, approximately
130 Euro per person
Private transportation to and from your accommodation