Officially the Chartered Community of Navarre, Navarre is an autonomous community within the north of Spain. The community borders the Basque Country, La Rioja, along with Aragon, and Aquitaine in Spain and France, respectively. To be understood within Navarre, the official language is Spanish, while Basque also has the official language status within the Basque-speaking areas of the region.
What to see & do
Navarre has Bardenas Reales, Palacio Real de Olite, Pamplona Cathedral, San Nicolás, Urbasa, Larrun, Santa María de la Oliva, El Sadar Stadium, Andia, Roncevaux Pass, Monastery of Fitero, Montejurra, Beriain, Port de Larrau, Urkulu, Palacio de los Reyes de Navarra, and Izpegi Pass. Focusing on Bardenas Reales, it is a semi-desert natural region that spans 42,000 hectares or 100,000 acres. The area can be divided into White Bardena, Black Bardena, and Central Plateau. The White Bardena area can be found within the central area, with plains and deep gorges. Black Bardena or Negreiros Bardena has been formed by plateaus of different altitudes, cut by rivers that flow towards the bottom of the cliffs. This area is covered by vegetation. The central plateau of Bardenas Reales is around 100 metres above the immediate surrounding area. Corn is grown on the plateau and has been formed by Tertiary and Quaternary soils, among other factors.
How to get around
Navarre’s capital city, Pamplona, can be explored by taking a short walk through its streets. Most, if not all, of the notable places within the city can be reached within the need to take public transportation or car. When needed though, the city is linked with Zaragoza, San Sebastián, Vitoria, and Logroño through motorways. Within the area there are new bus stations within the city centre, a railway that links together with Madrid, Zaragoza and north of the country. In the future, a high-speed train will link the city to Zaragoza, Madrid, and Barcelona, along with a new railway station towards the south of the city. Currently, there are 23 day, and 10 nightlines of public buses that serve the entirety of the area.
How to get there
Pamplona Airport is the airport that serves Pamplona, Spain, the capital of Navarre. It has flights to Madrid via Iberia operated by Air Nostrum, with seasonal flights to Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona via Air Europa and Vueling. Located at 42.77 latitude and -1.647 longitude, the airport serves with an asphalt-surfaced runway at a length of approximately 2,200 metres or 7,200 feet. For more flights to and from various domestic and international destinations, the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport has flights to Athens, Dublin, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Berlin, Beijing, New York, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Asturias, Rome, Bogotá, London, Caracas, Bristol, Cairo, A Coruña, Accra, Algiers, Amsterdam, Seoul, Santiago de Chile, Copenhagen, Budapest, Jeddah, Istanbul, Newark, Bangkok, Barcelona, and Bucharest via Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Algérie, Air Berlin, Air China, Air Europa, Air Europa operated by Privilege Style, Air Europa operated by Swiftair, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviación, British Airways, Conviasa, easyJet, EgyptAir, Iberia, Iberia Express, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Thai Airways, and Wizz Air, to name a few.