Navarra Province

Navarra is a Single Province.

Capital: Pamplona

Navarra is located in the north of Spain. It has borders with the Eastern Pyrenees which form the border with France and the Atlantic Pyrenees to the Northeast. The Sierra de Aralar and Urbai national parks are also within Navarra; Tierra Estella is located in the southwest where the Camino de Santiago with its monasteries, chapels and art can be found; La Ribera is located in the south where there are prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and medieval remains; Mid-Navarra is well known for its historic monuments, valleys, fields and olive groves. Navarre has 50 natural reserves, most outstanding are Reserva Integral de Lizardoia and Parque Natural de Señorio de Bértiz.

Cities: Pamplona: The region’s capital, a quiet pleasant city, is world-famous for the Running of Bulls which forms part of its most famous festival, Sanfermines , in July. Other attractions in this area are the Navarrese Carnivals with their typical Zanpantzarrak.

Food and Cuisine of the Region:

Traditional cuisine here include: vegetable stews, Tudela’s lettuce hearts with anchovies, salmon, or a simple vinaigrette (oil, salt and vinegar); piquillo peppers, which are often stuffed with meat; trout a la Navarra (cooked stuffed with bacon and cheese), Roncal and Idiazabal cheeses, curd from Ultzama, claret wine, and patxaran liquor.