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Pamplona is the capital city of Navarre, in Spain. Historically it was also the capital of the former Kingdom of Navarre. The city is located in a rounded valley, known as the Basin of Pamplona, which is situated in the centre of Navarre. Pamplona is known worldwide for the San Fermín festival and the running of the bulls.
Pamplona’s economy is based on tourism, industry, and services. The industry is centred on the automobile industry. Volkswagen manufactures its Polo model in its Landaben factory and there are many auxiliary industries that work for Volkswagen and other companies. Other remarkable industries are building materials, metalworking, and food processing. Renewable energy technologies such as wind turbines are also an increasing economic sector. The neighbouring town of Sarriguren is the seat of the National Centre for Renewable Energies (CENER) and of Acciona Energía. There are many sites for office space throughout Pamplona and neighbouring communities.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the most interesting sights in Pamplona is the Museo de Navarra, which is housed in a 16th century hospital. The collection of Roman artefacts in the museum includes 2nd century mosaics, 13th century murals, and a portrait by Goya. The museum also exhibits Gothic, Renaissance, and Romanesque art. Dining options in Pamplona include Alhambra – a popular restaurant that dates from the end of the Second World War. This restaurant features local wines and regional specialties, which might include dishes such as lobster salad, or a poached egg with black truffles and leek tempura. Casa Otano is another choice situated in the oldest area of the town. This is a casual, pub-style restaurant serving grilled meats and fish, or chicken roasted in a sherry sauce.
The nearest major airport is Pamplona Airport. This airport has domestic flights and is 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre. Another nearby domestic airport is Logroño-Agoncillo Airport, which offers flights from Logrono, Spain and is 97 km (60 miles) from Pamplona. San Sebastián Airport has domestic flights from San Sebastian and is 100 km (62 miles) from Pamplona, Spain. Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne Airport is the closest international airport. It offers flights from Biarritz, France and is 127 km (79 miles) from Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona is a great place for pedestrians. Public transportation or a car isn’t necessary to see the sights in the compact town. The A-15 is a major Spanish motorway that skirts around the edge of the city and is accessible at a number of junctions.