Pamplona – 23 September 2021

We are still staying at the house about thirty minutes east of Pamplona with no internet so this will be posted probably Friday when we next have internet.

A first for this trip, we had no rain today! We drove into Pamplona, parked and then explored the town. We stopped at the tourist office and got a map with English descriptions of local sites. As you probably know Pamplona is best known for the Running of the Bulls which happens in July during the festival of San Fermín. Ernest Hemingway wrote about it and helped make it famous.

Plaza del Castillo, Pamplona. We parked under this square

We walked the path where the bulls run, from the edge of the old town to the bull fighting ring.

The starting point of the bull run.
The Bull Ring where the run ends
Hemingway statue by the bull ring.

Nearby is a bronze monument to the bull run.

Bull Run Monument

We had coffee on the Plaza del Castillo at Cafe Iruña where Hemingway used to hang out.

And we checked out the cathedral. Part of looking at the cathedral included touring the bell ringers house in one of the bell towers.

Pamplona Cathedral
Pamplona Cathedral
The museum in the bell ringers house

Before we left town we went grocery shopping for food to cook for dinner.

Paying after our shopping trip.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

One thought on “Pamplona – 23 September 2021”

  1. Another interesting day! Glad you had no rain! More fun when it’s sunny😄 I am amazed at the money and time spent on these cathedrals. I guess it was job security for the locals😄

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