Pamplona

  • The capital of Navarre has all the advantages of a big city as well as the typical features of this autonomous community: it's a nice place for walking around, relaxing, and enjoying good food. You'll be amazed by the number of parks in the city and the numerous green spaces (the best city in Spain in this regard). The parks: Vuelta del Castillo (that surrounds the citadel), Yamaguchi (in the Japanese ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

The capital of Navarre has all the advantages of a big city as well as the typical features of this autonomous community: it's a nice place for walking around, relaxing, and enjoying good food. You'll be amazed by the number of parks in the city and the numerous green spaces (the best city in Spain in this regard). The parks: Vuelta del Castillo (that surrounds the citadel), Yamaguchi (in the Japanese style), and Taconera (the oldest and most impressive, and also the symbol of the city). The latter was designed by the same architect who designed the gardens of Versailles, with numerous trees and flowers, sculptures, and even a small zoo: a true delight. The city is surrounded by fortifications that run along the Arga river. Green spaces are also abundant in the huge campus grounds of the three universities that are close to the city. In addition to the historical centre (probably the best place for pintxos, food, and wine), you should also visit the more modern side of Pamplona (with its contemporary architecture and renovated ancient villages), where there are numerous shopping opportunities and the local food is delicious.

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