Located in central Pamplona, between the Citadel and the Parliament of Navarre, is the Baluarte Congress Centre and Auditorium of Navarre - a clear example of the city’s modern architecture, as well as a cultural and congressional benchmark in the Community.
The architect, Patxi Mangado, designed Baluarte as a linear and moderately tall building. This imposing L-shaped structure with three floors, sheathed in dark-grey granite, opens onto the most commercial streets in the Navarran capital, with a large cobbled square from where the major sites and services in the city can be reached on foot, without the need to drive.
It backs onto the Citadel, a 16th century walled area with the most extensive and popular green zones in the city. During the construction of this Centre, remains of one of the “baluartes” (strongholds) of the citadel were discovered, which can be seen today in one of the exhibition rooms, and captured permanently in the name of the building. A beautiful panoramic view can be enjoyed from the large windows on the third floor of this small and charming green lung of the city.
Undoubtedly, BALUARTE, has given the city of Pamplona an unparalleled meeting point that meets all 21st century requirements: a perfect setting for holding congresses, fairs and other events from the financial and entrepreneurial world, as well as for hosting highly prestigious international artistic manifestations and art forms.
Main room and Chamber hall
In the evening, the Auditoriums host artists, and during the day they are used to hold conferences and events requiring large seating capacity. Its 1,568 and 444 seats, respectively, make them the ideal setting for large meetings.
The two spaces dedicated to congress activities are located on the third floor of the building. They are called the Luneta and Ciudadela rooms, each with a capacity of 350 people. They can both be divided up to create smaller areas, down to the minimum capacity of 20 attendees.
Beneath the main setting is the Bulevar Room, with a capacity of 100 attendees. There are also the Gola and Corona Rooms, constructed with pitched floors and each with a capacity of 100 people.
Baluarte has a total exhibition space of 4,800 m2.
The ground floor offers 2,000m2 of space for fairs or other large events. Just above this is the Mezzanine Hall, measuring 1,000m2.
City walls room
Possibly the most unique room in the building. Its layout has been designed around the remains of the former Baluarte (Stronghold) of San Antón, which lends its name to the building. Upon the discovery of the remains during excavation, the decision was made to preserve its profile, creating an exhibition room in which the echoes of its history and the winds of modernity come together in perfect harmony.