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'''Navarra''' is a region in Northern Spain bordered by [[France]], the [[Basque Country]], [[Aragon]], and [[La Rioja]].
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'''Navarre''' is a region in Northern Spain bordered by [[France]], the [[Basque Country]], [[Aragon]], and [[La Rioja (Spain)|La Rioja]].
  
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==Cities==
  
==Regions==
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* [[Pamplona]] {{-}} made famous by Ernest Hemmingway in 'The Sun Also Rises.'  It hosts the festival of San Fermin, with the running of the bulls (''el encierro'').  The festival is celebrated every year for a week beginning on July 7.
  
* Pirineos de Navarra (Pyrenees of Navarre) and Montaña (Mountain zone): North part of Navarra where there is a lot of mountains (like "Mesa de los Tres Reyes", 2.424 m. or "Pico de Ory" 2.104 mts.). This is the "basque" and "green" Navarra where many villages and small towns basque is spoken and threre is a continental weather. It is bordered with France and Basque Country.
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* [[Tudela]] {{-}} the second largest city in Navarra with a population not higher than 40,000 people. Tudela is 94 km (60 miles) far from Pamplona, it's linked by a good highway and there are good connections by bus and train.  It's used to be a big center of vegetables production although industry has been developed in the city. It has a beautiful cathedral from the Romanic and Gothic period.
  
* Comarca de Pamplona (Pamplona metropolitan area): The most populous area of Navarre (half of the people of Navarra live hear), with Pamplona, Barañáin or Burlada. It is a urban area. It's in the centre of the region.
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==Other destinations==
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* Tierra Estella (Estella Land): The historic part of Navarre with many medieval monuments and towns. The way to Santiago is here. The most important towns are Estella, Puente La Reina and Viana.
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* Zona Media (Centre Area): It is a transition area between mountain zone and south zone, with important historic towns like Olite (was tha capital of the Kingdom of Navarre, with a wonderful Palace-Castle), Tafalla, Ujue, Andosilla or San Martín de Unx.
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==Understand==
  
* Ribera de Navarra (South of Navarre): The south part of Navarre, only area that was occupied by the Muslims who founded Tudela, capital of this zone and the second city of Navarre. It is one of the most important areas of agriculture in Navarre and Spain.
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===The regions of Navarre===
  
==Cities==
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* Pirineos de Navarra (Pyrenees of Navarre) and Montaña (Mountain zone): The north part of Navarra where there is a lot of mountains, like "Mesa de los Tres Reyes" (2.424 m.) and "Pico de Ory" (2.104 m.). This is the "Basque" and "green" Navarra where in many villages and small towns Basque is spoken and there is continental weather. It is bordered by France and Basque Country.
[[Image:Olitecas.JPG|thumb|right|200px|View of Olite Palace]]
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*[[Pamplona]] - Made famous by Ernest Hemmingway in 'The Sun Also Rises.'  It hosts the festival of San Fermin, with the running of the bulls (''el encierro''). The festival is celebrated every year for a week beginning on July 7.
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==Other destinations==
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* Comarca de Pamplona (Pamplona metropolitan area): The most populous area of Navarre (half of the people of Navarra live here), with Pamplona, Barañáin or Burlada. It is a urban area. It's in the centre of the region.
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* Tierra Estella (Estella Land): The historic part of Navarre with many medieval monuments and towns. The way to Santiago is here. The most important towns are Estella, Puente La Reina and Viana.
  
==Understand==
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* Zona Media (Centre Area): It is a transition area between mountain zone and south zone, with important historic towns like Olite (which was the capital of the Kingdom of Navarre, with a wonderful Palace-Castle), Tafalla, Ujue, Andosilla and San Martín de Unx.
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* Ribera de Navarra (South of Navarre): The south part of Navarre, the only area that was occupied by the Muslims who founded Tudela, the capital of this zone and the second city of Navarre. It is one of the most important areas of agriculture in Navarre and Spain.
  
 
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
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Pamplona has an airport that connects it with [[Madrid]] and [[Barcelona]] by regular flights. There are also connections with some other cities like [[Lisbon]].
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===By train===
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Pamplona has quite good railway system, although high speed trains won't be working until 2012, it has several trains every day to Madrid (3h), Barcelona (4h), Zaragoza (2h) and so on.
  
 
==Get around==
 
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
'''Piquillo peppers''' in the village of Lodosa, really taste!
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Navarra has a very good reputation for its food and restaurants sharing it mostly with the Basque cook.
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These are some of the most typical products of Navarre:
  
'''Txistorra/Chistorra''' is a kind of red sausage, delicious.
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'''Sparragus''' eaten with mayonaise.
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'''Alcachofas''' vegetable typical from Tudela.
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'''Piquillo peppers''' in the village of Lodosa, really tasty!
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'''Txistorra/Chistorra''' is a kind of red sausage(made with pork meat), delicious.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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Patxaran is the most typical alcoholic drink of Navarra. It's destilled with blackthrons and it has an intense red colour. It has 30º approximately.
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Wines are also very famous in this region producing wines with Rioja label, and also with their own certification label (D.O. Navarra).
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==Sleep==
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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Revision as of 21:24, 23 June 2012

For other places with the same name, see Navarre (disambiguation).

Navarre is a region in Northern Spain bordered by France, the Basque Country, Aragon, and La Rioja.

Contents

Cities

  • Pamplona — made famous by Ernest Hemmingway in 'The Sun Also Rises.' It hosts the festival of San Fermin, with the running of the bulls (el encierro). The festival is celebrated every year for a week beginning on July 7.
  • Tudela — the second largest city in Navarra with a population not higher than 40,000 people. Tudela is 94 km (60 miles) far from Pamplona, it's linked by a good highway and there are good connections by bus and train. It's used to be a big center of vegetables production although industry has been developed in the city. It has a beautiful cathedral from the Romanic and Gothic period.

Other destinations

Understand

The regions of Navarre

  • Pirineos de Navarra (Pyrenees of Navarre) and Montaña (Mountain zone): The north part of Navarra where there is a lot of mountains, like "Mesa de los Tres Reyes" (2.424 m.) and "Pico de Ory" (2.104 m.). This is the "Basque" and "green" Navarra where in many villages and small towns Basque is spoken and there is continental weather. It is bordered by France and Basque Country.
  • Comarca de Pamplona (Pamplona metropolitan area): The most populous area of Navarre (half of the people of Navarra live here), with Pamplona, Barañáin or Burlada. It is a urban area. It's in the centre of the region.
  • Tierra Estella (Estella Land): The historic part of Navarre with many medieval monuments and towns. The way to Santiago is here. The most important towns are Estella, Puente La Reina and Viana.
  • Zona Media (Centre Area): It is a transition area between mountain zone and south zone, with important historic towns like Olite (which was the capital of the Kingdom of Navarre, with a wonderful Palace-Castle), Tafalla, Ujue, Andosilla and San Martín de Unx.
  • Ribera de Navarra (South of Navarre): The south part of Navarre, the only area that was occupied by the Muslims who founded Tudela, the capital of this zone and the second city of Navarre. It is one of the most important areas of agriculture in Navarre and Spain.

Talk

Both Spanish and Basque (Español and Euskera) are official languages in Navarra. Spanish is more spread than Basque in Navarra, and everybody can speak Spanish in this land, but Basque is also spoken by a wide part of the population specially in the north of Navarra and Pamplona as a native language.

Get in

By plane

Pamplona has an airport that connects it with Madrid and Barcelona by regular flights. There are also connections with some other cities like Lisbon.

By train

Pamplona has quite good railway system, although high speed trains won't be working until 2012, it has several trains every day to Madrid (3h), Barcelona (4h), Zaragoza (2h) and so on.

Get around

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Navarra has a very good reputation for its food and restaurants sharing it mostly with the Basque cook. These are some of the most typical products of Navarre:

Sparragus eaten with mayonaise.

Alcachofas vegetable typical from Tudela.

Piquillo peppers in the village of Lodosa, really tasty!

Txistorra/Chistorra is a kind of red sausage(made with pork meat), delicious.

Drink

Patxaran is the most typical alcoholic drink of Navarra. It's destilled with blackthrons and it has an intense red colour. It has 30º approximately.

Wines are also very famous in this region producing wines with Rioja label, and also with their own certification label (D.O. Navarra).

Sleep

Stay safe

Get out

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