Organise your trip

Bard competition

Pilgrim's Way to Santiago
Festivals and events / Music


Bard competition


Bertsoaroa is a programme organised by Pamplona City Council and the 'Friends of Bertsolarismo' Association of Navarre which was established in 1987 with the aim of ensuring the dissemination and proliferation of this Basque language art.

Bertsoaroa takes place at the end of the year and consists of performances by bertsolaris and conferences and concerts based around Bertsolarismo.

This singing tradition, whose origins are lost in the mists of time, has been passed from generation to generation in homes and taverns, and the content of the 'bertsos' (verses) has remained unchanged, still touching on simple everyday issues in an improvised rhyming verse form.



The championship of Navarra is held in March. Major competitions are also held in Pamplona in October and November.

Opening hours, dates and guide prices. We recommend you confirm with the entity in question.

Practical information