Trains to Pamplona take you to the fascinating capital of the independent province of Navarre, Northern Spain. Visitors are attracted to the city for its rich heritage, beautiful medieval city centre and an abundance of historical landmarks. Pamplona is also the home of the world-famous San Fermin festival. During this thrilling festival, which lasts for one week every July, around a million visitors journey to Pamplona to experience the parades, fireworks displays and, most of all, the famous daily bull-running tradition. 

Visiting Pamplona

Trains to Pamplona depart from many major Spanish cities. There are also services from France and the UK. Popular routes include Barcelona to Pamplona, Valencia to Pamplona and Madrid to Pamplona. This comfortable journey from the Spanish capital offers 3 direct services, meaning you can relax and enjoy the scenery. On arrival at Pamplona railway station, the historic Old Town is just 1.5km Northeast. Within the beautiful Old Town, stroll along medieval streets and visit the city's historic landmarks, museums and spacious green parks which are all within easy distance of each other.


Top 5 places to visit in Pamplona

  • The majestic Pamplona Cathedral is one of Pamplona's most important landmarks. The cathedral was built on the site of a former Roman temple in the beautiful Old Town, a few minutes walk from Castle Square. The building was constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries but its neoclassic facade was added during the 18th century. Step inside to experience the spectacular Gothic interior and join a tour up to the bell tower which houses the Spain's second largest bell.
  • The imposing grey-stoned city wall and fortress are well-preserved examples of Spanish military architecture. Originally built in 1571 with the aim of keeping invaders out of the city, they are powerful reminders of the city's history. Although some parts have since been demolished, you can enjoy strolling along the well-preserved sections. The highest points of the walls provide a spectacular view over the city with the Pyrenees on the horizon. Within the grounds of the fortress are green shaded parks in which to picnic and relax.
  • Step through the beautiful arch of St Nicholas Gate in to the peaceful gardens of Tacerona Park. Here you can stroll and enjoy the well-tended flowers. You may also be pleasantly surprised to find these city gardens teaming with wildlife including swans, peacocks, rabbits, ducks and even deer.
  • After a busy day exploring Pamplona and soaking up the city's culture and history, Castle Square is a great place to sit down and enjoy a feast of traditional Basque food. Choose between regional dishes of fresh seafood, beans, steaks and meat stews washed down with the local favourite after-dinner liquor Pacharan. During summer evenings the atmosphere buzzes as locals and tourists fill the outside terraces which line the square.
  • Step in to the Navarre Museum and prepare for a journey through time. Based on the site of an ancient hospital, the museum boasts collections of art and historical artefacts and remains from the region dating back to the pre-historic era. With treasures such as an iron age ceremonial chalice, an ivory chest, sculpted in the year 1005, and a portrait of the Marquis of San Adrian by Goya, this fascinating museum is a great place to learn more about the history of the province.

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