Archivo de la etiqueta: Pamplona

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)…

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.

Guided visits to Ciudadela

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 (visitamurallaspamplona@gmail.com) or by phone (948211554). Also is posible at the Tourist Information Center.