Category: Northern Spain

bar asador Katuzarra pamplona

Bar Asador Katuzarra (Pamplona): gastronomy in the old town

Pamplona is slowly coming out of its shell, and little by little new restaurants are appearing to shake up the conservative dining scene in the Navarran capital. One such place is the charming Bar Asador Katuzarra, located on Calle San…

bodegón Sarría pinchos

Bodegón Sarria: it’s raining pinchos in Pamplona

Here at Gusto Guides,  we are fans of Pamplona‘s simple, hearty approach to food and the passion for local ingredients and traditions.  Yes, there is more to this particularly green corner of Spain than San Fermines and the running of the bulls….

Pueblo de Covarrubias (Castilla)

Covarrubias – land of El Cid

Gusto Guides continue our tour of the lost medieval towns of inland Spain with a visit to Covarrubias, founded by Chindasvinto (king of the Visigoths, no less) in the 13th century around 40km south of the comely provinical capital of…

Vista de San Sebastian

A weekend in San Sebastian

San Sebastián, the pearl of the Cantabrian. The city widely regarded as the most refined in Spain’s often rugged North, and a place that has really taken care of itself over the years, maybe thanks in part to the fact…

Girona city centre

A Weekend in Girona

Girona, a small city just an hour north of Barcelona, is a much-overlooked place full of history, culture and stunning mediaeval streets.  This is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed long weekend or as a stopping-off point for those…

running of the bulls

7 Essential Tips for Running with the Bulls in Pamplona

What would Pamplona’s legendary San Fermines fiesta be without the running of the bulls (aka the encierro)?  Yes, it would be a huge party that lasts for a week (not a bad thing in itself), but without the irresistible element…