Tag: Pamplona

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….

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…

Ulzama Valley

10 things to do in Navarra, Northern Spain

Navarra is much more than a certain fiesta famous for the running of the bulls (that’s you, Sanfermines).  This semi-autonomous frontier region was the last of the great Iberian kingdoms to join the union of states that became the Spain we…

Pamplona, casco viejo

A weekend in Pamplona

Pamplona, a sleepy city of 200,000 souls, is known chiefly for the famous San Fermines fiesta. Every July, the streets of the old town are closed off for the iconic running of the bulls, an event that invariably sees a…

Vista del Café Iruña

Café Iruña: where Hemingway was just another customer

  Worried that the legendary Café Iruña (Hemingway’s alleged favourite hangout in Pamplona and scene of much drinkin’ and fightin’ in The Sun Also Rises) might have been ruined by Papa’s considerable following of gap-year latte drinkers and college kids…