Cheap flights to Navarre

Navarre, formally known as the Chartered Community of Navarre, or sometimes, Navarra, is one of the autonomous communities in the north of Spain, bordering the Basque Country, La Rioja, and Aragon in Spain, and Aquitaine in France. Its capital, Pamplona, sits on its centre, overseeing the other cities that comprise the small region.

What to see & do

Navarre was historically the heart of the kingdom of Basques, but several issues that arose, including Francoism, has left it as a semi-autonomous province, with the north being Basque by nature while the south taking its place as Castilian Spain. Due to these various influences, the region has been a popular destination albeit its countryside appeal, especially the capital Pamplona, which is the destination of the famous Spanish fiesta on running of the bulls and the home to several diverse landscapes that is sprinkled with small towns and villages that gives colour to the rather green scene.

St. James Way or Camino de Santiago – It is no secret that Spain is one of the spreaders of Roman Catholicism, reaching as far as Asia and the Pacific. Because of this, the country is famed for being one of the more traditional pilgrimage sites, along with Italy and Portugal. Spain, particularly Navarre, is recognised as one of the starting points of Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages, together with Rome and Jerusalem.

Spanish Denominacion de Origen for wines – Navarre or Navarra is also known as a Spanish Denominacion de Origen for wines that covers practically the entire southern half of the autonomous community of Navarre. Go around the lower slopes of the Pyrenees towards the basin of the river Ebro, and taste the best rosado, red, and white wines.

Catedral de Santa Maria la Real y Museo Diocesano – Pamplona's well known cathedral is an eye-candy on its own right – combining a Neoclassical facade with a Gothic interior. A visit to the attached museum will include the temple, an extraordinary cloister, a chapel, the refectory, and painting exhibitions. Other medieval churches nearby include San Nicolas and San Saturnino, a former fortress and Christian temple.

Museo de Navarra – Housed in a former medieval hospital, this museum holds an eclectic collection of archaeological finds, a selection of art, including Goya's Marques de San Adrian, and other exhibitions.

The Cuidadela and the Rincon del Caballo Blanco – the Ciudadela, or the citadel, is one of Spain's and Europe's best examples of a Renaissance fortress, with its interior holding art exhibitions and occasional cultural events, especially during the summer months. Meanwhile, the Rincon del Caballo Blanco is a bar holding a charming viewpoint in the heart of Pamplona's walls, the rivers, and the lower parts of the city.

How to get around within Navarre

The best way to enjoy the cities in Navarre is by foot. Music and wonderful citizens fill the streets and sometimes it is enough to just take the surroundings in and check on the way of locals' way of living. Moreover, tourist destinations in the region, especially in the city of Navarre, lie within the immediate vicinity of the city, so walking is the best way. Taxis are also available, although traffic jams may make travel time longer than necessary. More so, other modes of transportation such as trains, trams, subways, and buses are all available through the extensive systems established in the area and all the other parts of Spain. Travellers are also very much encouraged to travel through the metro to transfer from one city or region to another.

How to get there

If planning on a trip to the region of Navarre, the capital city which is Pamplona is connected to airports in Madrid, Barcelona, and Lisbon via the Pamplona Airport. Other nearby airports include the Biarritz Parme Airport, the Agoncillo Airport, the Donostia-San Sebastian Airport, and the Vitoria Airport. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online resource of the cheapest flights from airlines such as Air France, Alitalia, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, and others.

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