The Ribera plain is bathed by the River Ebro, which collects the waters flowing from the Pyrenees and turns them into luxuriant vegetable gardens of Arab tradition, whose vegetables are a renowned ingredient of high cuisine. This fertile oasis is surrounded by the Bardenas Reales Natural Park, an arid and ravined landscape capriciously shaped by the summer heat and winter harshness. Tudela, capital city of the region, bears witness to the different cultures that have populated the area: Arabs, Jews and Christians.
PAMPLONA AND ITS “COMARCA”
History, tranquillity and fiesta. Pamplona, capital city of Navarre, is a blend of all the sensibilities and personalities that surround it, from the northern mountains to the southern plains. The city’s Old District showcases all these qualities: Estafeta street and the festive running of the bulls (summer festival of San Fermín – 7th July), the medieval bridge of Magdalena welcoming pilgrims on their way to Saint James, and the surrounding villages with their beautiful examples of popular architecture, to name but a few.