Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pamplona...Much more than corridas de toros

A couple of weekends ago, a few girlfriends and I went to visit Pamplona for the day. I have been wanting to visit for a while, and while I've driven through a couple of times, I've never had the chance to actually wander around in the city and see the sights. We started off the day getting "breakfast" and drinking coffees, of course.

Got caught in the running of the bulls!
(Quick, someone take the picture before we get in trouble for being on the statue!)

Then, we wandered through this beautiful little park, stopping to throw pennies in a "wishing well." I don't know if that's just an American thing because I never see pennies in fountains over here in Europe. After that, we wandered our way over to a huge bridge...pretty sure that it is part of the old city walls...which afforded a gorgeous view of the newer part of town. Then we just wandered the whole town, from one side to the other.

These two are on the Camino del Santiago....this picture is for my dad! 

Our "wishing well"

The view from the bridge 

The front doors of the church where the corrida de toros begins 

the bull ring 

A mosaic of the corrida de toros on the wall of the bull ring 

The pincho street in Pamplona

Plaza del Castillo 

Enjoying lunch in the sun in the Plaza del Castillo 

Waiting on tea (you)

Smurf Donuts

Here is the well with whose water, according to tradition, San Saturnino baptized the first Christians in the city 

colorful buildings

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