Navarra´s architecture is rich and varied. The Way of St James or “Camino de Santiago” has had a powerful influence in the fantastic buildings and monuments a pilgrim will see on his or her journey. Together with the beauty, history and piety of the architecture,
The Pilgrim´s Way to Santiago is both a cultural, social and religious experience that dates back to the middle ages. This overland journey of thousands of miles to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia is undertaken by multitudes of people from all walks of life – from the most anonymous to film stars from Hollywood and bullfighters. One of its purposes is to kneel at the tomb of the Apostle Santiago or St James, but the reasons for making the pilgrimage are many. The Way to Santiago crosses ancient bridges and fields as well as towns with fascinating architecture. Those who walk it alone often speak of it as a mystic experience.
The Walls of Pamplona were originally part of a fortified structure for the city and are some of the best conserved in all of Europe. They was built between the 16th and 19th centuries and withstood wars and even destruction, which did not bring it down in its entirety. Today, due to an important plan of renovation, the Walls make up one of the most emblematic routes of Pamplona. In 2012 the Walls of Pamplona were awarded the International “Europa Nostra” prize for this magnificent renovation.
“La Plaza del Castillo” is one of the most vital points in Pamplona. It receives its name from a castle built by Luis el Hutín in the 14th century on one of the edges of the plaza. This castle was substituted by another one, built
Los sanfermines han sido el motivo elegido por diferentes directores para grabar sus películas pero, además, en numerosas ocasiones, Navarra, ha servido como plató de cine en el que se han rodado secuencias de varias películas de relieve nacional e internacional.