The Walls of Pamplona
If you visit Pamplona, there are a few things that are very noticeable. First off are the trees, a lot of them: along the streets, in the plazas and also many of the park areas. Then, there are the walls.
Regardless of how you arrive (except from the airport), you cannot help but see, those high granite walls. Pamplona was a fortress city and much of the fortifications still remain. There were a few ways into the city, notably the France Gate and the Citadel. Entering via the French route was the easiest.
I chose this as the route into Pamplona, because most people don't enter this way, primarily pilgrims and locals. There will be more coming on the Walls of Pamplona.
You can walk around the existing walls, about 5km of them, by yourself or go to the Office of Tourism in Plaza Consistorial and book a guided tour. Some hotels also offer guided walks.
Nov 06, 2016
The Walls of Pamplona are being considered as a World Heritage Site as of 1 November 2016.
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