Pamplona is a cultural and artistic benchmark in the North of Spain. It has numerous exhibition and stage spaces, some with a far-reaching history and other more modern and innovative. The city’s cultural agenda includes extremely varied shows, for small-scale and large audiences alike. That’s why a trip to Pamplona is always a great opportunity to make the most of the very best cultural programme.
Fortification Interpretation Centre
Located in the San Bartolomé Stronghold (Calle Arrieta, s/n), this centre provides all the information visitors need to discover the walls and the elements that form them, to learn about the strategies and defence systems of cities, and to understand the evolution of Pamplona over the centuries.
The Fortification Interpretation Centre offers visitors a quick, fun and interactive way of discovering the past and present Pamplona, revealing the main events that left their mark on the city, and recreating the ways of life and testimonies of its leading characters.
Address: Calle Arrieta, s/n. 31001
Telephone number: +34 948 211 554
Opening times: From 16th March to 28th October: Tuesdays to Saturdays: from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Sundays: from 11:00 to 14:00. From 29th October to 15th March: Tuesdays to Saturdays: from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. Sundays: From 11:00 to 14:00.
Price: Free entry
Hiriartea Contemporary Culture Centre
Located in the Pamplona Citadel, the Hiriartea Contemporary Culture Centre is an innovative space displaying the most relevant artistic exhibitions. The Citadel’s four buildings (the Arm’s Room, the Mixed Pavilion, the Furnace and the Polvorín) hold examples of paintings, photography, sculpture and audio-visual pieces, and are also the venue for various events and cultural festivals.
Telephone number: +34 948 420 975
Opening times: Monday to Friday, from 7:30 to 21:30. Saturdays, from 8:00 to 21:30. Sundays, from 9:00 to 21:30.
Price: Free entry
Pablo Sarasate Museum
Located in the Condestable Palace, a 15th century building positioned opposite the San Saturnino church, the Pablo Sarasate Museum holds a collection of artefacts linked to the brilliant Navarran violinist, such as personal objects, photographs, gifts, sheet music, musical programmes, and of course, his violins.
Address: Calle Mayor, 2, 2º. 31001
Telephone number: +34 948 424 100
Opening times: September to June: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00. July to August: Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00. 24th and 31st December and 5th January: From 11:00 to 14:00.
Price: Free entry
San Pedro Environmental Education Museum
The Environmental Education Museum is a municipal centre opened in 2003 with the aim of sharing knowledge and valuing natural resources, and of contributing to the construction of a new societal model based on concept of sustainability. Located in a 13th century building that used to house the former San Pedro Monastery, the museum offers educational and informative activities, and has diverse spaces such as a permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition rooms, work rooms and a conference room.
Address: Calle Errotazar, s/n. 31014
Telephone number: +34 948 149 804
Opening times: Autumn: Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00. Fridays, from 10:00 to 13:00. Summer: Wednesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 13:00. Saturdays, from 10:00 to 19:00. Sundays, from 11:00 to 15:00. Tuesday, access with previously reserved guided tour at 11:00 and at 13:00.
Price: Free entry
Museum of Navarre
This is the most important museum in the Autonomous Community. Located in the former Hospital of Our Lady of Mercy, right in the heart of the Historical Centre, its collection includes works by Navarran artists, spanning from Prehistoric times to the modern day. It also holds fascinating temporary exhibitions. Particularly outstanding are the Roman mosaics, the Hispanic-Muslim chest from the Monastery of Leyre, the Romanesque sculptures carved by Maestro Esteban for the former Cathedral of Pamplona, the medieval frescos brought from Olite, and the fantastic portrait of the Marquis of San Adrián, an outstanding work by Goya.
Address: Calle Santo Domingo, 47. 31001
Telephone number: +34 848 428 926
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00. Sundays and public holidays: from 11:00 to 14:00.
Prices: General: €2 / Discounts: enquire / Saturday afternoons,
sundays and temporary exhibitions: Free entry
Pamplona Cathedral Museum – Occidens
The Occidens exhibition, located in the Pamplona Cathedral, gives visitors a trip through the history of the West, with the aim of sparking reflection upon the origins of our culture. This exhibition has received numerous international acknowledgements (voted the Best Exhibition in the World in the June 2013 Core 77 Awards in New York, and the Special Recommendation Award in the Best European Museum competition in 2014), and is also in a highly privileged location: inside the Cathedral of Santa María la Real, a 14th-15th century building that is well worth a visit.
Address: Calle Curia, s/n. 31001
Telephone number: +34 948 212 594
Opening times: Spring-Summer: Monday to Saturday, from 10:30 to 19:00 (last entries at 18:00). Autumn-Winter: Monday to Saturday, from 10:30 to 17:00 (last entries at 16:00).
Prices: Adults: €5 / Children under 3 years: free entry/ Children aged 3 to 7 years: €3 / School groups (more than 15 people): €2.50 / Groups (more than 15 people): €4 / Pensioners: €4 / Youth card holders: €4 / Pilgrims: €3
University of Navarre Museum
This museum, which was opened in January 2015, presents the collection of María Josefa Huarte, donated to the University of Navarre, as well as the Photographic Fund of this institution. Visitors can discover works by the most important 20th century artists, such as Picasso, Rothko, Kandinsky, Chillida, Oteiza and Tàpies. The photographs include images from the 19th and 20th century, by renowned photographers such as José Ortiz Echagüe, Pere Català Pic, Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Address: Calle Universidad, 2-058. 31009
Telephone number: +34 948 425 700
Opening times: September to June: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 20:00. Sundays and public holidays (apart from public holidays on Mondays), from 12:00 to 14:00. July to August: Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 14:00. From 6th to 14th July, closed.
Prices: General: €4.50 / Discounted: €3 / Children, school and university teachers, professors, employees and students at the University of Navarre and Friends of the Museum: Free entry
Jorge Oteiza Museum
Located in the nearby town of Alzuza, this museum holds the personal collection of the famous sculptor, Jorge Oteiza. The outside of the building - the work of the architect Francisco Sáenz de Oiza – is an immense cube of red concrete, which includes the part that was the artist’s home for twenty years. Inside we can discover over 1,600 sculptures and 2,000 pieces of Oteiza’s experimental laboratory, as well as collages and drawings. The museum also contains the chalk laboratory of this brilliant artist.
Address: Calle La Cuesta, 7. 31486
Telephone number: +34 948 332 074
Opening times: Winter (1st September to 30th June): Tuesdays, access with previously reserved guided tours at 11:00 and at 13:00. Wednesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 15:00. Saturdays, from 11:00 to 19:00. Sundays and public holidays, from 11:00 to 15:00. Summer (1st July to 13th August): Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 to 19:00. Sundays and public holidays, from 11:00 to 15:00.
Prices: General: €4 / Discounted: €2 / Fridays: free entry
Huarte Contemporary Art Centre
Located in the neighbouring town of Huarte, the Contemporary Art Centre is a space for artistic production, experimentation and research, which delves deeper into the great diversity of contemporary practices, including the connection with the geographical, social, political and financial context.
Address: Calle Calvario, 2. 31620
Telephone number: +34 948 361 457
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday, from 17:00 to 20:00. Saturdays, from 2:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00. Sundays and public holidays, from 12:00 to 14:00.
Price: Free entry