This is a very traditional montain, so close to Pamplona, and we climbed it this morning after 2 hours walking up.
Still with good weather before the rain and cold forecasted for the weekend, we could enjoy the view over Sakana valley and Aralar mountain.
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)…
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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!