Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, Pamplona

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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. Arrange to visit Fortress and Walls of Pamplona and other attractions in Pamplona using our Pamplona trip planner .
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  • The Citadel of Pamplona, a pentagonal Fort, is a historic site in the Centre of Pamplona. It is easy to visit. Remains of the Church, buildings as the oven, etc. A perfect place for strolling.
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  • During your visit to Pamplona, you can not fail to see the Citadel. It is a fully restored fortified and surrounded by impressive and wonderful gardens as all the "back of the Castle". My recommendation is that you visit it in three ways: first, see it on the inside, the entrance is free and in its interior you can stroll the gardens without any problem. The second is to visit outside all the pits of the Citadel, this should be done day. The third is to surround her completely, walk from the Avenue of the army through Vuelta del Castillo and ending in Yanguas y Miranda. You won't regret it is a beautiful ride. Of course if all this visits it in spring and summer will be still much more impressive than in winter, but still also in winter is worth your visit.
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  • a stroll through the gardens within the walls of this citadel is a must-see, pity that rl lawn, pipes and ponds were so poorly maintained
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