Situated on the western bank of the Arga River in the La Cuenca region, Pamplona is most famous for its ‘Running of the Bulls’ event – part of the annual San Fermin festival. Bulls aside, the city has much more to offer including a well-conserved green centre (Pamplona is one of the greenest cities in Europe). A popular pastime in this part of Northern Spain is indulging in pintxos. Afterwards, it’s customary to partake in la sombresa, the custom of lingering long after a meal to chat over coffee. After a whirlwind morning escaping the horns of a bull, there’s plenty of time and space for some rest and respite around the city of Pamplona.