Pamplona, Spain

A couple of nights almost in the centre of Pamplona at the foothills of the western Pyrenees. 10€ per night for all facilities in a dedicated Campervan park opposite the Mayor’s home and next to the fire station.  Mayor’s palace would be a better description.

We did the standard tourist things and had a great time: Pamplona has an awesome five sided citadel and we learned of the chequered history of the fortifications in a long visit to one of the forts still standing. A great sculpture park and great views out from the top of the hill that the old city sits on.

We visited the bull ring and regardless of what our views were, it was really interesting – it’s a big part of the local culture.  Although the bull always loses, there are often human casualties, so we guess that evens things up a bit.

The bikes didn’t really work out – Pamplona is very hilly and it is tricky to navigate. There are a couple of cycle tracks marked, but neither goes into the old town so we were foot powered for the couple of days.

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