Pamplona [Iruña] | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Burlada → 3.10km → Pamplona [Iruña] → Cizur Menor [Zizur Txikia]
To Santiago: 
700.40
Altitude: 
460

Modern Pamplona is the most populous city along the Camino Francés. It offers just about every service you might need along the way. Its main square, the Plaza del Castillo was renovated in 2003 and is the easiest point from which to get your bearings.

Hemingway helped put the city back on the map and into the minds of many. He visited frequently and wrote kindly of the place. Some of his old haunts are still around (Bar Txoko, Hotel La Perla, and Café Iruña).

Notice: 

One more thing to note is that your pack can be made lighter if you are interested in forwarding a few of your belongings to Santiago. The post office here is well versed in the matter, and the post office in Santiago even more so. Postage is inexpensive, and you have 15 days to collect your...

Fiesta: 

Pamplona enjoys its fiestas. The most notorious of them is San Fermín (think of men running from bulls) from July 6th - 14th. The municipal albergue is closed during that time, and accommodation elsewhere is hard to find and an order of magnitude more expensive. If you are keen on the experience plan well in advance, otherwise just pass through town with a watchful eye on your belongings.

There is a saying that the people of Pamplona cannot go a full year with celebrating San Fermín, so to help they also celebrate San Fermín Txikito (or Chiquito, or San Fermín de Aldapa) on the weekend closest to the 25th of September when the church celebrates the martyrdom of San Fermín. No bull.

The Road: 

The camino leaves town via the star-shaped Citadel that rose up during the 17th century (much like the citadel in Saint Jean Pied de Port, as both were based off the designs of the same French military engineer). If you are lost, find your way to the park which surrounds the citadel. The camino...

History: 

Pamplona has been a city of importance since the year 75 BC. It was then that the Roman general Pompaelo set up camp at what has always been a geographically strategic point. That the camino passes through Pamplona is no coincidence, the geography dictates that it ought to.

As such, some...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
Paseo Pablo Sarasate 9, 64220, Mon-Fri: 0830-2030 & Sat: 0930-1300, 948 207 217
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Bus Terminal: 
Yes
Photo in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago