There is still much to discover in Navarra
Navarra is still relatively unknown to many people. The landscape is exceptionally varied.
In the higher areas, snowy peaks rise above pine trees. There are overgrown hills with beech trees, beautiful green valleys and wild gorges.
The terraced vineyards are irrigated by the Ebro River.
Mainly the capital Pamplona is known because bulls are hunted through the narrow streets a week a year.
Thanks to tens of thousands of students, Pamplona is a lively town. The nightlife is buzzing all year.
Pamplona has a jewel of a cathedral and beautiful old city walls in the northeast.
There are impressive medieval monasteries surrounding Pamplona.
In Tudela, the Moors wielded the scepter for four hundred years. After the Christians recaptured the area, they built a tall cathedral on the site of the great mosque.
Striking is a bridge from the thirteenth century with different architectural styles.
The silvery statue of the Virgin Mary in Roncesvalles, located on the pilgrimage route, still attracts many visitors.
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Food and drink in Navarra
Navarra is known throughout Spain for its refined Basque cuisine.
Specialties are the artichokes and peppers from Lodosa, ‘alubias’ (red beans from Tolas) and ‘perretxikos’ (wild mushrooms).
The wine from Navarra is one of the best in Spain.
To do and to visit in Navarra
– Reservoir of Alloz, Estella
– The Ebro descend by canoe, Cabanillas
– Hidrospeed in the Pyrenees (on your stomach on a small inflatable ‘cushion’ with webbed feet on a fast flowing river) on the Errobi or Rio Bidasao, also suitable for an exciting rafting trip.
– Canyoning in the area of Pamplona
– Thermal bath of Fitero
– Castle-palace of Olite
– Javier Castle
– Tudela Cathedral
– Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles
– Pamplona Town Hall
– Leyre Monastery
– The Pyrenees
– Bardenas Reales Nature Reserve
– Señorío de Bértiz Nature Reserve gardens