Pamplona is a city located in the northeast of Spain, in the region of Navarra, and although it's relatively small, it's probably one of the most famous cities in Spain: every year the traditional Sanfermines Festival is held at the beginning of July, and it was made famous by Ernest Hemingway, who stayed in the city. The festival of San Fermín, known all over the world, includes the encierros (running of the bulls), where bulls run through the city towards the plaza de toros (the bull ring), with the Sanfermines, men in white shirts and red sashes, running ahead of them. The city is also known for its fine cuisine, served in restaurants and bars, alongside Michelin-starred restaurants, accompanied by fine wines from La Rioja and Navarra. The city's airport is very small and only has flights to Madrid and Barcelona, from where you can take a flight to almost anywhere in Europe and the world. If you're searching for a cheap flight from London, you can find one using our online comparison tool, which lets you compare and then buy the preferred option.
Pamplona's city centre is well-connected to its airport by tax, as it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make the journey into the city. Once you have arrived, the city does not offer a specific tourist card with discounts and access to public transport, but the city's tourism board offers plenty of information on things to see, suggestions on things to do and day-trips from Pamplona.Besides the Santa Maria Cathedral, the churches and the 16th century Ciudadela fort, the city has beautiful parks where you can stroll and relax: the Park of the Citadel and Vuelta del Castilla, the Park of La Taconera and the Yamaguchi Park, inspired by the Far East and located next to the city's Planetarium. The city's nightlife makes for a great experience, with clubs, bars, restaurants and festivals all year round.If you want to continue travelling through Spain, the city has good regional train connections to San Sebastián, Vitoria, Logroño and Zaragoza. Alternatively you can take a high-speed train or a plane to Madrid and Barcelona.