The heart of Navarre's second largest city, Tudela, throbs in a fertile agricultural area that has inspired the names of the nutritious stewed meat with vegetables and the ruby red Ribera wine. Tudela endured centuries of Moorish rule, necessitating the city to develop an intellectual and religious dependency.
From Tudela, it is worth visiting, for example, the old Arab quarter of Moreria. This maze of winding streets with Mudejar-style houses is imbued with a unique atmosphere. Here stands the 12th-13th century cathedral, which was built on top of a mosque. Its carved "Doomsday Portal" - Portada del Huisio, leads to an interior steeped in Romanesque-Gothic style. Its stunning gallery is home to columns with biblical scenes carved on them, and Tudela's patron saint, St. Anne, is honored in a lavishly decorated baroque side chapel.