Pamplona or Iruna, as the Basques call the city, is located in the central part of the Navarre region, along the Arga River. The history of Pamplona begins in 75 BC when the Roman general Pompey established his military camp in the area of ​​the Basque settlement of Pamplona. He gave it his name and thus Pompaello was born, regardless of the resistance of the local population.
Today, Pamplona is a city playing the role of an important educational, economic and health center. But Pamplona is also one of the greenest cities in Europe, because of the remarkable number of gardens and parks - Taconera Park, for example, is the oldest of them and today is a place for romantic walks among beautiful avenues with sculptures. Pamplona is best known for the festivities surrounding the Sanfermines festival, which runs from July 7 to 14, and which Hemingway himself wrote about.
For Pamplona, ​​this holiday is extremely important - it is a cosmopolitan event that combines history, traditions, bulls, noise, music and mood. The source of this tradition is from the Middle Ages and is associated with three separate events - the religious ceremonies in honor of Saint Fermin, the livestock market and the organization of bullfights.
Pamplona is the place where the best and most elegant bullfights in the world can be seen. Until 1893, the Plaza del Castillo was a bullring, while today the honor of performing this role falls to the Plaza de Toros, which is close to the city walls and is also where the maddened bullfight ends during Sanfermines.
When the fiestas die down and the normal rhythm of Pamplona is felt, Pamplona emerges with its normal amploa - a city of magnificent baroque buildings, medieval castles and ancient churches. Pamplona's museums should not be overlooked either - the Navarre Museum boasts a delightful Renaissance facade, the San Pedro Museum is housed in a 16th century building - once a monastery, and many others. One of the largest projection rooms in the world - the Tornamira room, is located precisely in the Planetarium of Pamplona, ​​where thanks to the complex system of projection devices, the Earth, planets, constellations and other cosmic phenomena can be observed.
Pamplona has something else to boast about. It is a common secret that wines originating from Navarre are among the most consumed in Spain. That is why the region is not shy about traditions in wine production dating back more than a millennium, and the first evidence of wineries in the region dates back to the 1st century.

Rating 5 from 1 voted Pamplona (Iruna), Spain