15th Pincho Week of Navarre

From April 29 to May 5, 2013; it’s celebrated in Navarra, the fifteenth “Pincho” (tapa)  week, for which 88 establishments have registered very special and attractive offers. Everyone will try to be designated as the winner of this contest, thus following the Bar Chelsy, who won last year with his skewer “Chelsy Energy Bar” (pincho of the image).

The Organization has set the price at 2.40 euros a “pincho” and tasting of two to 4.30 euros (the price is kept tasting two “pinchos” as in previous years).

You can find more information about bars, times and served on pinchos at http://www.semanadelpincho.es/

Bon appetit!

Almadía day in Burgui

This Saturday 27 takes place Almadía Day in Burgui.

The main event will be the arrival of the rafts to Burgui, planned to 12.30 on Saturday. But there is much more: a traditional market, traditional children’s games workshop, a Roncal Cheese Denomination of Origin Fair,  an scenification of the profession of washerwomen,… Another important meeting of the day, it will be a popular meal at 15 o’clock on the fronton. All enlivened with music played by Jarauta 69 (among others)…

Thirteen wineries of the IO Navarre, in an international fair in Brazil

Thirteen wineries of Navarre Designation of Origin will participate in the international exhibition of wine to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 24 to 26 April.

The Navarra wineries participating this time are Castillo de Monjardin, Sarría, Piedemonte, Príncipe de Viana, Inurrieta, Pago de Larrrainzar, Aroa, Campos de Enanzo, Otazu, Abadía de la Oliva, Juan Simón /La Calandria, Viña Aliaga and Bodegas Orvalaiz El Salón.

Miluze bridge

The photo is Miluze bridge in Pamplona. (National Monument).

But do you know where it comes from that name??

The story goes that Charles II the Bad, at the beginning of his reign he sent to hang the ringleaders of organized farmers, that joint in defense of their rights and freedoms. And the tongues of these hung, dangling over the river, allowed popular fantasy to call Miluze to the old bridge, named after mihi (in Basque language means tongue) and luze (long) bridge long tongues, Miluze …

Mexican party at Old City Market

Santo Domingo Market (Old city market) held this Saturday from 12.00 to 14.00 a Mexican party that includes typical products tasting accompanied by music of Chuchín Ibáñez and Charros, who will perform popular tunes of Mexico.

Throughout the morning, you can taste beer and nachos with typical sauce for the symbolic price of 1 euro.

On the morning of Saturday, a double-decker sightseeing bus through the streets of Pamplona and take pedestrians who wish to market the same Santo Domingo.

Orchides and Navarra

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.

Ujué and Charles II the Bad

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.

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