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Tafalla

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Fiestas. Gigantes y cabezudos
Fuente de la Plaza Mayor
Palacio de Recoletas
Fiestas de Tafalla
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Fiestas. Gigantes y cabezudos
The main town and service centre of the central zone of Navarre, Tafalla is located 21 miles south of Pamplona, very close to Olite.

Crossed by the river Cidacos, the town maintains a mediaeval air in its highest part and a more modern atmosphere in the centre, where most of the shops and services are found.

The main square is the meeting place of the people of Tafalla and the scene of the main events. The original fountain is almost a symbol of the town.

Popular tradition says that it was founded by the first populator of the Iberian Peninsula, Túbal, who gives his name to a street and the most famous restaurant in the town. The narrow mediaeval streets of the old quarter, flanked by stone houses, invite you to stroll through it and discover its heritage.

Notable are the more than thirty coats of arms on the facades of the houses, some of them hundred-year-old palaces such as those of the Marqués de Feria or the Mencos family; the latter stands next to the convent of the Recoletas and its arch is one of the most representative images of Tafalla.

The church of Santa María jealously guards an altarpiece by Juan de Anchieta, one of the greatest Romanesque works and remains of the old wall and the ancient palace make up the architectural heritage of the town.

As well as the weekly market -held every Friday- on the 9th February the town holds the best-attended livestock fairs in the region, and has done so since the 15th century. Another livestock fair takes place on 25th October.
 
Tafalla locals embark on a pilgrimage to Ujué the Sunday after Saint Marcos (25th April).
 
Another key date in the town's diary is the month of August, when its festivities take place. They are well-known thanks to their bull runs and bullfights. Tafalla is also known for its well-known pine nut sweets ("El caserío").

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Existen 5 paseos señalizados por Tafalla. Descárgatelos aquí.

Location

Wifi zone: en la biblioteca pública 948 703 933

Outstanding events

.The Tafalla Fairs (februray and october).

 

Guided visit

Description:

  • Visitas teatralizadas en Semana Santa
  • Visitas durante todo el año (concertadas con antelación): recorren los rincones más emblemáticos de la ciudad, como son la Plaza de Navarra, Plaza de los Auroros, Calle Misericordia, Patio Iribas, Palacio de los Mariscales y Casa de las Rejas, además de hacer especial hincapié en las Iglesias de Santa María y San Pedro, con sus destacados retablos renacentistas.

Service provider: Guiarte Servicios Turísticos 948 741 273

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Child-park
  • Cinema
  • Discotheque
  • Fronton
  • Guided visits
  • Health centre
  • Internet
  • Medical centre
  • Outdoor sports area
  • Petrol station
  • Pharmacy
  • Picnic spot
  • Pub
  • Restaurant / coffee-houses
  • Shpping centre
  • Spa
  • Sports centre
  • Supermarket / shop
  • Swimming-pool
  • Theatre

Observations

How to get there and move around

Salir de Pamplona por la AP-15 dirección Imarcoain/Zaragoza/Madrid hasta la salida 56A Tafalla Norte y enlazar con la N-121 hasta la localidad.

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