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Pamplona Travel Guide, Spain

The city of Pamplona, the former capital of the Kingdom of Navarra, is an oasis of green in the north of Spain. The city is known worldwide for its trademark San Fermin festival, whose major attraction is the running of the bulls, and event that draws millions of visitors. Not only those who want to test their bravery will enjoy their stay in this historic city. Pamplona has many things to offer to its tourists even outside San Fermin. Bullfighting is a common entertainment in the city, so visitors can observe this controversial tradition any time of the year. This Pamplona Travel Guide will briefly present some basic information that you might need before visiting this extraordinary city.

Pamplona Travel Guide - Transport

Pamplona is a very popular Spanish tourist destination, so access to the city is quite easy. There is a small international airport near the city, at only five kilometre’s distance. Pamplona airport has internal flights to and from major Spanish cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, and regular flights to Lisbon and Munich. Buses to the city centre operate every thirty minutes, but you also have the option of taking a taxi. If you can’t reach Pamplona airport from your departure point, you can try some of the major international airports close to Pamplona, such as Zaragoza. Another option is travelling by train. Pamplona’s train station has links to all major train stations in the country. If you’re on a budget, the cheapest way to get to Pamplona is by bus. There are several bus companies that operate daily services between Pamplona and Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and other popular holiday destinations. Once you’ve arrived, you can get around in the city by bus or taxi, but if you don’t mind walking, this Pamplona Travel Guide recommends that you visit the city on foot. The numerous restaurants and cafes with live music scattered on Pamplona’s picturesque streets are worth a bit of physical effort.

Pamplona Travel Guide - Accommodation

Pamplona is a popular holiday spot for backpackers who come to see the city’s famous bullfights or to attend the San Fermin festival. Camping is allowed in some of the city’s parks, and there are also many designated camping spots near Pamplona. Still, if you’d like to have a roof over your head, you have a lot of lodging places to choose from. Husa Avenida is quite a nice mid-range hostel in the city’s commercial centre. All the rooms have balconies, and services, including the restaurant, are good. Maisonnave Hotel is located in the old quarter of the city, and is apparently a great favourite with bullfighters. The building retains a historical feel, but the interior has modern decorations and great facilities. If you’re looking for luxury accommodation, you will definitely enjoy Gran Hotel La Perla. This modern five star establishment in the heart of the city offers only the best possible facilities: soundproof rooms, air conditioning, modern appliances and beautiful furniture.

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  • WazlingFeria di San fermin
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Every year from 6th of july till 14th of july. There the patron of Pamplona is carried throught the streets on a procession. Also interesting but some kind of dangerous, are the bull runs through the streets of 'Calle Santo Domingo'. At...
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