Plaza del Castillo

One step away from the historical city center, this beautiful and colorful square is both a meeting point and a place for leisure for the locals. Its magnificent architecture soon calls the visitor’s attention, who will recognize some of the most traditional buildings in town: the modernist café Iruña and Hotel La Perla, which gained international prestige thanks to the Nobel-winning writer Ernest Hemingway, whose famous novel “The Sun Also Rises” is set in Pamplona and where these places are depicted. Busy terraces, pubs, benches and arcades welcome visitors all year round.

Photograph: © Mirari Erdoiza / fotopedia /CC BY-NC 3.0

More: Pamplona City HallGeneral Archive of NavarraCathedral of Saint MarySan Lorenzo Church, City Walls of Pamplona, Bullring, Rincón del Caballo Blanco (The White Horse Corner).

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