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3 Pamplona Facets that have nothing to do with Bulls

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Even though Pamplona, Spain is best known for the “Running of the Bulls”, there is so much more to this historically rich city. Today’s blog will focus on three of the cultural jewels: The Interpretation Centre of the Fortifications of Pamplona, The City Walls of Pamplona, and The Citadel.

Interpretation Centre of the Fortifications of Pamplona


The Interpretation Centre of Fortifications of Pamplona is located in the Fortín de San Bartolomé at the end of the Media Luna Park. This facility lies within the bomb-proof barracks of a small fort, which is located within the City Walls of Pamplona.

You can follow the evolution of the walls and understand the historical events that took place in Pamplona.  After learning the secrets of the City Walls of Pamplona, you can follow the 5-kilometre walk along this historic structure.

The complex covers 220 square meters and is divided into 5 barracks, which were originally gunpowder and provisions stores, now adapted for total access to the public.

The City Walls of Pamplona


The five-kilometer walls around the city were built between the 16th and 18th centuries as  a military structure in Spain.

The people of Pamplona surrounded themselves with the walls to defend themselves against invaders.  It was a strategic location to defend the Spanish crown against France in the 16th century.

Today it is a National Monument and considered one of the best preserved walled cities in Spain.

The Citadel


The Citadel is one of the main architectural focal point in the city of Pamplona and is also considered the best example of military architecture from the Spanish Renaissance and one of the most outstanding defensive fortifications to have been designed in Europe.

The Citadel came into being to protect Pamplona from its enemies following an order by King Philip II in 1571. It took the form of a regular pentagon, with five bastions in its corners.

Today, there is open land and moats that surround the Citadel. The moats take walkers past small ponds and sport facilities.

It is next to the City Walls of Pamplona.

How the Tourist Office of Spain - Chicago Can Help


The Tourist Office of Spain – Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago and their educated and experienced staff is available to help make your Pamplona meeting very successful! Contact them at 312.642.1992 to get the process started!

About the Author


De-de Mulligan is a professional blogger and has Pamplona, Spain on her bucket list. She is a regular contributor to i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events. Please follow her on Google+ for her portfolio of blog posts about meeting and event trends and technology. 

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