Pilgrims’ Way to Santiago – Pamplona
The Pilgrims’ Way to Santiago (Camino de Santiago) is the path that pilgrims from all over the world travel to get to the city of Santiago de Compostela and in Navarre has several interesting stages.
Following the so-called “French Route”, which is the best known, the first stop is Roncesvalles, where you can contemplate the Royal Collegiate Church surrounded by spectacular scenery. The Sancho the Strong made it build in 1219 and his and his wife remains lie there in a gothic tomb. It is also worth noting the village of Burguete, located in the vicinity of the Collegiate Church.
After passing Zubiri, you arrive in Pamplona, when you can get to know the famous capital of Navarre and enjoy all the cultural and gastronomic offer that can offer you. In addition if you are staying with us, you will enjoy a comfortable stay and we will provide you with all the information you need to make your stay in Pamplona as interesting as possible.
Visit the Cathedral of Pamplona, its neoclassical facade and the rest of their dependencies in the gothic style.
Then walk the famous route of the bull run, from Santo Domingo, passing by the Town Hall square and Estafeta street until you reach the bullring.
Also, try the wide variety of pintxos which can be found in all the bars of the city, mainly in the old town.
Don’t forget to visit the statue of the bull run or stroll around the Citadel, the back of the Castle or the Taconera, since Pamplona is also famous for its spacious and maintained green areas.
After gaining strenght Pamplona, ¡to Puente la Reina! A meeting place with the pilgrims who come to Somport. Are highlights in this population the Church and the Convent of the Crucifix, also the Calle Mayor, which leads to the famous bridge, surrounded by houses of medieval origin.
After having past Puente la Reina, about 20 kilometers, will arrive to Estella, which stands out for its numerous Romanesque churches, built in the XII century. Cannot fail to visit San Pedro de la Rua, the palace of the Kings of Navarre and the church of Saint Michael the Archangel.
The next stage will take you to the Arches and from there to Viana, the last stage of the journey in Navarre, whose old town was declared an historic-artistic monument. Stresses the parish of Santa María de la Asunción, where lie the remains of Caesar Borgia and the numerous stately houses decorated with shields.