|Round-trip from||R27 921||From Johannesburg to Pamplona|
If you want to visit the city during the San Fermin festival, you should book your trip between early and mid July. For anyone who prefers to explore the city at a more peaceful time of the year, the summer months of June and August offer the best weather. Winter in the city occurs between December and February, when temperatures can drop to 1 degree Celsius. If you are after a bargain and looking for a better fight price, this is a good time to visit.
The city of Pamplona, situated in the Navarre region of Spain, is a wonderful place to become immersed in the Spanish culture and tradition as well as a great excuse to have fun. During its famous San Fermin festival, which takes place every year in July, the city comes alive with music, dancing and festivities. Of all the celebrations, the main event is The Running of the Bulls, a dangerous race where bulls charge through the streets to the bullring led by experienced bull runners. After watching this thrilling spectacle, you can explore the medieval heart of the city, witness concerts in one of the city plazas, or see the nightly firework display at the Vuelta del Castillo. As the capital city of Navarre, Pamplona has a long and fascinating history that dates back to Roman times. You can see some of the city’s original Roman artefacts with a visit to the Museo de Navarra, situated in a 16th Century hospital. Many of the city’s churches are of historic interest, but it is the city’s 15th Century Gothic cathedral that takes pride of being the most important religious building in the city. If you prefer to spend your time in green spaces, the Citadel is the perfect place to relax and discover an important site in the city’s history. This defensive fort was built during the Spanish Renaissance to protect Pamplona from its enemies. Surrounded by an enormous park, the area is a popular place for cultural events that are held throughout the year. Pamplona is an incredible destination that fuses ancient history and tradition with a modern, vibrant atmosphere. Whether you come here to experience the festival highlights, or you’re planning to follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims on the famous Compostela Trail, the city is an essential ingredient of this incredible journey.
The city has a good public transport system managed by Pamplona City Transport, with bus lines running throughout the city neighbourhoods. If you visit during the festival, you will find that the streets and public transportation become more difficult to navigate due to overcrowding.
Pamplona Airport (PNA) is situated between Noain and Esquiroz at a distance of 3.7 miles (6 km) to the south of the city. Taxis are available at the airport and there are also several major car rental desks located in the airport.