Did you know that in Spain there are 80 species of orchids? In Navarra, more than 60 species grow wild.
On Wednesday, Ricardo Ibanez, professor, Department of Environmental Biology, University of Navarra, and researcher in the field of botany, will give a conference entitled “Orchids of Pamplona”.
The talk, free, is at 19 pm in the Sustainability Hall at Environmentan Museum.
This king was nicknamed the Bad in contrast to the French king John II the Good in the context of the Hundred Years War, in which Navarre was involved.
He had a very close relationship with Ujué.
In fact, began construction of the Gothic church of Santa María de Ujué and tried unsuccessfully to establish a university in that city. In his last will directed that his body rest in Pamplona, Roncesvalles and his entrails in his heart to Santa Maria de Ujué.
Upon the death of the January 2, 1387, was offered a hundred masses for his soul and the bells of the cathedral of Pamplona doubled to dead for fifteen days and fifteen nights.
There will be guided visits to Ciudadela in Pamplona, every saturday till August 31st. Ciudadela is the oldest fortress in use at the moment. Actually, it is considered a gem of the militar architecture of 16th century, with a lot of copies in Europe and abroad.
Groups of 40 people maximum, and it costs 3 euro per persone. To book it, via mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (948211554). Also is posible at the Tourist Information Center.
A jury has selected eight posters from the 451 presented, and now the locals will select one from those to be the official poster for San Fermin Festival 2013.
The eight works will be shown at the in the Palace of the Constable, from Wednesday, so that persons enumerated in Pamplona will be able to choose between them to represent the sanfermines 2013.
During Easter and despite the bad weather, the number of tourists has risen by 5% over last year, the main source of national visits is Catalonia. While foreigners, Germany and Argentina followed by the United Kingdom.
The wonderful and unique Eunate Chapel, with its stories of Masons, energy lines, and more…
Legend has it that it was built by the Devil in three days, and then copied (but symmetrically) by an architect with Witches aid in another 3 days. Upon hearing this the Devil, with his anger, beaten and sent to a nearby village… And you can find it in Olcoz, “same-same but different”.
Did you know that Señorío de Bértiz was the first area declared National Park in Navarra? It was in 1984. Anyway, its old owner (Pedro Ciga) has taken care of this area since 1899 as if it was a reserved area.
Ochagavía, most important village at Salazar Valley, and entrance point to Irati Forest, is being awarded several times as the most beautiful villages in Navarra. It deserves a visit!!!
Today, on the 4th day of the 4th month…Today is the 4th step of the staircase to the Running of the Bulls!!! Counting down!!!
Temperatures are going down this week, and it is expected to find snow at 600 meters over sea level from next Thursday. Let´s see!