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Culture

The fact that the city’s origins go back to 74 a.C. means Pamplona has twenty centuries of history, churches, cathedrals, palaces and several museums which help telling the story and getting to know Pamplona’s traditions.

The architecture shows the marks of history. Starting with the city’s walls, built in 1512, as a strategy for defence. Three quarters of the walls are still standing and considered national monuments in 1937. There is also the Ciudadela, built in 1571, commissioned by King Felipe II, where you can see an old weapon plant as well as other exhibitions.As far as museums are concerned, there are several important ones to visit. The case of the Navarra Museum (Cuesta de Sto. Domingo), with 7,700 square metres for exhibitions and an art gallery; Capilla Museo, related to religious art, Renaissance and Baroque, or the Museo Diocesano, a 14th century building with sacred objects like sculptures, images and other important artefacts made in gold and silver.Still in the history theme, the Town Hall building also deserves a visit. With a distinctively baroque design, from 1752, this is where fireworks are launched during the San Fermín festivities. One of the oldest buildings is the Royal Palace and the Navarra General Archive (Rua Dos de Mayo), from 1190, built by King Sancho VI.

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