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Where in the world: Europe  /  Spain  /  Navarra  /  Pamplona

Top 15 things to do in Pamplona

1. Room Escape Games

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. Catedral de Pamplona

Catedral de Pamplona, a breathtaking Roman Catholic cathedral, features a captivating crucifixion sculpture dating from the 16th century. Gold decor lines the side altars of this religious site, which was constructed in Neoclassical and Gothic styles. Check out the biggest church bell in use in Spain, which weighs 12 tons and is called “Maria.” Don’t miss the royal mausoleum, which holds the statues of kings or the crypt below, where the remains of royalty are buried.When you’re finished exploring, head to the museum, where you will find large collections of religious artwork, books, metalwork, and more.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $32 › Learn more about Catedral de Pamplona

4. The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour

Likely to sell out FROM $110
Come discover a beautiful city and the amazing Basque cuisine on our 3-hour ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) tour of Bilbao. Experience the 700 year old streets of the Old Town with a professional local guide who is an expert in the Bilbao culinary scene. We will visit 5 bars and sample pintxo styles ranging from traditional to modern. Your guide will pair each tasting with an excellent wine that compliments the pintxo. Wines that we recommend include red wine from La Rioja, Txakoli (a lightly sparkling white wine from the Basque Coast), and more!
Suggested duration: 3h
Tours from $110 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Monumento al Encierro

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Ayuntamiento de Pamplona

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Fortress and Walls of Pamplona

Originally constructed in 1571 and improved constantly throughout the following centuries, Fortress and Walls of Pamplona is one of the finest examples of European military architecture in existence. This fortification saw pitched battles from its construction all the way through the Spanish Civil War. The citadel’s impressive fortifications were designed in the style of a star fort. Wander the grounds of the fortress, relax in its shaded parks, climb to elevated sections of the walls for a great view of the city, and visit the art and history exhibits housed within. Be aware that atop many of the citadel walls there are no guardrails, so families with young children should take extra care while exploring.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $32 › Learn more about Fortress and Walls of Pamplona

8. Rioja Like A Native Wine Tour

FROM $384
In our "Like a Native” tour, you will learn the differences of how wine was made in the past and today, always gaining first-hand knowledge from the wine family producers, who will explain everything you need to know about our extensive wine culture.
Suggested duration: 9h
Tours from $384 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Plaza del Castillo

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $22 › Learn more about Plaza del Castillo

10. Wine Tours & Tastings

Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $75 › Learn more about Wine Tours & Tastings

11. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao

Housed in a building that is widely regarded as architect Frank Gehry’s masterpiece, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao contains a large collection of contemporary art. The museum is seamlessly integrated into its urban surroundings, featuring interconnecting shapes of stones, glass, and titanium on a 32,500 sq m (350,000 sq ft) site along the Nervion River in the old industrial heart of the city. While modest from street level, the building is most impressive when observed from the river, and many travelers consider simply seeing the site from this viewpoint the highlight of their visit to the city. Yet the treasures inside are the real attraction for art lovers from around the world. The museum features numerous exhibits of works by prominent Spanish and international artists. It generally hosts thematic temporary shows, though the highlight is a series of steel sculptures designed by prominent artist Richard Serra. Check the schedule for daily tours, lectures, workshops, and regular evening events.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $41 › Learn more about Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

12. Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa Wine Tour

FROM $330
In this tour we will go to the principal wine areas in Rioja, Rioja Alta & Rioja Alavesa, where you will enjoy the experience of learning about 6 centuries of winemaking tradition, in 3 different style wineries from the best professionals in Rioja. For lunch we will go to a medieval village founded in the 10th century and you will eat local food paired with the traditional wine that locals drink in the ara; an amazing experience that you can't miss!
Suggested duration: 8h
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13. Thabuca Wine Tours, Labastida

Suggested duration: 8 hours
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14. Casco Viejo, Bilbao

Casco Viejo was once a walled city. Its colorful storefronts and lively nightlife make it a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. One local tradition you may see is a pub crawl in which Spaniards drink small glasses of wine called chiquitos and sing choral songs up and down the narrow streets. Three public elevators transport you to the top of the neighborhood, avoiding a challenging hike. To reach the area, take the Bilbao metro and exit the train at Casco Viejo station. Don’t neglect the tiny cantons, or alleys, that connect the streets, as they offer shortcuts and charm. 
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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15. PRIVATE La Rioja Tour of 3 wineries from your hotel in Bilbao

FROM $319
This PRIVATE Rioja Wine Tour Experience is a completely private wine tour to the famous La Rioja wine-making region. Transport in a comfortable, private, air-conditioned vehicle to the beautiful wine country. Experience 3 winery visits with accompanying tastings, sightseeing, beautiful photo opportunities of a Frank Gehry designed winery, and a private guided tour of the medieval city of LaGuardia. One of the wineries will include a tour of their 400 year old cave with subsequent tastings. You will experience a total of 9 premium and unique tastings (red/white) in total on this wine tour.
Suggested duration: 8h - 9h
Tours from $319 › More about this tour at viator.com ›