Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in the Navarre region, Spain.
The region of Navarre (or Navarra) was originally called the Kingdom of Navarre. It is one of Spain's northern autonomous community provinces which has a border with France formed by the Eastern Pyrenees. Navarre's culture is influenced by the neighbouring province of Basque and Mediterranean from Ebro River. To the north lies the Pyrenees Mountains which have a green landscape and vast forests whereas the south is much warmer and arid, with a landscape similar to Leon and Castilla. Navarre is known for its rural tourism where tourists can discover the region's popular varied traditional architecture, beautiful landscapes and historic places. There are two National Parks to be found in the north, ideal for tourists wishing to participate in a walking or hiking holiday. Other tourists may wish to play golf, go cross-country skiing, go fishing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, horse riding or potholing; all of which are available throughout the region. If you're not into sports or similar activities, Navarre also offers outstanding conditions for birdwatching featuring a large variety of different birds to see in its various several natural areas.
Near to the Pyrenees is Pamplona, the prosperous and modern capital of Navarre and is a pleasant tourist destination with several historical buildings. Located in the Old Quarter, is St. Mary's Cathedral, a fine example of the Gothic period with a beautiful Gothic cloister, host to a number of historic relics. Pamplona is also host to the famous "Running of the Bulls" fiesta in which thousands of participants run with twelve mature bulls through a half mile of the capital's old town. There is some risk involved and since 1924, fifteen people have died during this fiesta yet it still remains incredibly popular. The whole town is washed with a party atmosphere during this fiesta with many celebrations happening.
Tudela is the second city of Navarre, located in the Ebro Valley to the south and was originally founded by the Romans. Of interest to tourists is the cities' history and its festivals. The Santa Ana festival begins on the 24th July and lasts for one week. Like in Pamplona, the "Running of the Bulls" is a major aspect of this festival, as is street music and bullfighting.