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Plaza del Castillo en Pamplona

Hello 2017!
2016 has been a busy year and a bit crazy too at work and personally but also had great moments, travelling adventures, amazing holidays and enjoyed lovely time with family and friends. I wanted to thank you all for being part of my year and wish you all the best for 2017. 

¡Hola 2017!
2016 ha sido un año muy ocupado y un poco loco en el trabajo y personalmente pero también tuve grandes momentos, aventuras viajando, vacaciones asombrosas y días encantadores con familia y amigos. Quería daros las gracias a todos por haber formado parte de mi año y os deseo todo lo mejor para el 2017.


These festive days have been quiet for me, I had a surgery just before Christmas and I have been 5-6 days in Hospital, I am staying in Pamplona with my family and I am getting better everyday, I have started to go out from the house for walks which is good for my recovery although I keep sitting a lot too as it gets quite swollen when I spend longer standing up... I am lucky that we are in the city centre so I can enjoy the amenities of Plaza del Castillo without practically walking.

Plaza del Castillo is a typical meeting place for locals: to go shopping, for a drink, to sit on one of its benches and read or simply to watch the passers-by. It is known as “Pamplona’s living-room”. It is home to numerous cafeterias and street cafés, some of which are emblematic, such as Café Iruña, the Casino Principal and Casino Eslava.

Estos días festivos han sido tranquilos para mí, tuve una operación justo antes de Navidad y he estado 5-6 días en el hospital, me he quedado en Pamplona con mi familia y voy mejorando cada día, ya he empezado a salir de casa para pasear que es bueno para mi recuperación aunque sigo sentándome mucho ya que la herida se hincha más cuando estoy de pie... Tengo suerte de que estamos en el centro de la ciudad para poder disfrutar de La Plaza del Castillo sin prácticamente andar.

La Plaza del Castillo es un típico lugar de reunión para los pamploneses: para ir de compras, de copas, para sentarse a leer o a mirar pasar la gente. Le llaman "el cuarto de estar de los pamploneses". Alberga numerosas terrazas y cafés, algunas de ellas emblemáticas, como el Café Iruña, el Casino Principal o el Casino Eslava.





                                                  
So when I go out from home, I go to my living room: Plaza del Castillo ;)

Así que cuando salgo de casa, voy directamente a mi cuarto de estar: La Plaza del Castillo ;)

Like in many Spanish towns, there is a Bandstand located in the middle of the square, it was built in 1943 replacing a wooden one.
Al igual que en muchas ciudades españolas, hay un quiosco situado en el centro de la plaza, fue construido en 1943 sustituyendo uno de madera.

                           

                                                                                                                                                         

The pedestrianized square is surrounded by arcades, restaurants, cafes, shops and tapas bars.
La plaza peatonal esta bordeada de arcos y llena de restaurantes, cafés, tiendas y bares de tapas.



Santa does not need to come to Pamplona to bring presents to Children as per Basque tradition, Olentzero has always been the one who comes from the mountains and bring the presents on the night of 24th of December.

Santa no necesita venir a Pamplona para traer regalos a los niños. Según la tradición vasca Olentzero ha sido siempre el que viene de las montañas y trae los regalos en la noche del 24 de diciembre.


Nativity
             

Café Iruña

Café Iruña is located in this Square and one of the most popular places where you can enjoy chocolate con churros in the mornings, or have a coffee, tapas, drinks or dinner at the end of the day.

Café Iruña se encuentra en esta plaza y es uno de los lugares más populares donde se puede disfrutar de chocolate con churros por la mañana, o tomar un café, tapas, bebidas o cenas al final del día.
The typical drink in Navarra: Pacharán
Tomándome la bebida típica: Pacharán



City Hall:

The city Hall - Ayuntamiento de Pamplona




Diputación de Navarra, next to the Square too

Queue to get Churros / Cola para los churros

*** Photos by Ana Laiglesia Fotografía ***

Swing dress Look:



Swing dress from Topshop (Swing dresses are ideal for me now that I can't wear anything thigh)
Bag- Sfera
Coat- Karen Millen (old)
Watch - Michael Kors
Personalised Necklace  - Soufeel


This necklace is a birthday present from the girls at work, a necklace that really liked it, you can get it at SOUFEEL and they have it in silver, gold and rose gold.
You can also get exclusive discount,  you just need to shop through my link SOUFEEL and apply my coupon code: BLOG5 before payment.

Esta cadena con mi nombre es un regalo de las chicas de mi trabajo, me encantó que me hicieran un regalo personalizado siendo mi nombre raro en Inglaterra, allí no se encuentran estas cosas..., lo encargaron como tres semanas antes en SOUFEEL y lo tienen en plata, chapado en oro y en oro rosado.

Además lo podéis conseguir con descuento, solo necesitáis entrar en la tienda online a través de mi link SOUFEEL y antes de completar el pago, introducir mi cupón de descuento: BLOG5

                            

                                            Let´s not miss a dream to fight for, a project to do, something to learn, a place to go, and someone to love. Happy New Year!

                                           Que nunca te falte un sueño por el que luchar, un proyecto que realizar, algo que aprender, un lugar a donde ir, y alguien a quien querer ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
                                         

51 comments:

Launna said...

Happy New Year Nuria xox

First, I'm sorry to hear you had to have surgery, especially around the holidays. I hope you heal very quickly xox

Second, the swing dress is sweet? I'm glad you have somethin pretty to wear.

Third, what a beautiful place to see so much culture and history... just wow!!!

Diana said...

Good pictures and happy new year

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Nuria Travelera said...

Thanks a lot for your message, I'm recovering quite well, very happy that is over and looking forward for new achievements and adventures in the new year 😊

Jéssica || Fashion Jacket said...

Amazing place! Happy new year!!

xoxo ♥

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Nuria Mira Ludeiro said...

Unas fotos preciosas
Besos y feliz año nuevo

Nataly KireiKana said...

Inspiring post)
Happy New Year!

KireiKana

shiza bblogger said...

Beautiful photos :)

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Amazing place, wonderful :)) Happy New Year lovely x

Zara Cabañes Blog said...

Geniales las fotos! Besos y feliz año

Ivana Split said...

I'm sorry to hear about the surgery, I know it must have been hard to have stay in hospital in the holiday season...but I'm happy to hear you're out of hospital and recovering well. You look lovely in these photos! You displayed such a lovely festive atmosphere!

It is nice that this beautiful square is practically your living room. It is a fantastic square! Such a wonderful city. I always wanted to visit Spain! I didn't know about the Basque Christmas tradition...seems like Santa isn't needed there:). I will have to read more about that tradition, it seems so unique. I don't remember hearing about a similar tradition- where there is a man bringing presents from the mountains for children. That is so sweet!

Well, Santa is a relatively new custom for most people. For example in Croatia, we place gifts for children in their boots for Saint Nicola's (Nicolaus') Day, but for Christmas it was always said that baby Jesus or Grampa Christmas is the one bringing the gifts- or as I'm told in the old days kids would just get something practical and it wasn't even mentioned who brought the gifts. Saint Nicolaus (Santa Clause) bringing presents for Christmas is a Northern custom I think ....but it is the custom I remember from my childhood too, we just called it Grampa Christmas (akin to Father Christmas myth, I think)...in the communist time it was called Grampa Frost (to avoid the religious connotation that comes with Grampa Christmas).

Nuria Travelera said...

Thanks Ivana for your comment, I was in Hospital before Xmas but for the festive days I was at home which it was nice although I have not gone out much...
All the different traditions around Santa are so interesting, every country seems to have their own variations of Santa.. :) xxx

Fashionelja said...

Love this outfit <3 Look great kisses

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Pam Scalfi said...

stunning city and xmas decor! hope all is well and that you are recovering well! :D
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Grace H said...

Beautiful the necklaces and the place + photos are amazing...!!
Have a great 2017 dear... :))
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Paula Mon said...

Qué bonita Pamplona decorada en Navidad ❤ estuve hace un par de veranos y me encantó

Un post genial ☺

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Katarina Stamenkovic said...

Woah, astonishing photos dear!I absolutely love all of them.
And I'm so sorry about the surgery!
Happy New Year, hope that all of your wishes will come true!

P.s Would you like us to follow each other?If so, let me know on my blog
xoxo

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Sandra Muñoz said...

Qué preciosidad de fotos, me encanta.

AnSanDi said...

Me encanta el post! Me dan ganas de visitar Pamplona!
Y tu look es ideal.
Espero que te recuperes muy pronto de tu cirugía!
Un beso
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carolina g. ticala said...

un post muy bonito,que tengas un año lleno de felicidad !!!!🌲🌲🌲🌲

Nevena Krstic said...

So many beautiful photos! I hope you're feeling better soon! :) xx

Maite said...

¡Qué buenos recuerdos me ha traído este post! Ojalá pueda volver a Pamplona pronto. ¡Ánimo con tu operación!

Karen Shannon said...

Wow! Such a great place :)
Happy New Year!
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Irreplaceable_fashion said...

Fantastic photos:) I like your dress:)
kisses

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Rhonda Albom said...

Sorry to hear about your surgery. I wish you a quick recovery. At least you are in a beautiful area that you can enjoy (while you plan your next adventures ?). Ciao

Paola Lauretano said...

I love your pics!
I wish you anew year full of trips and new destinations!!!
Kisses, Paola.
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Sonia Verardo said...

Happy New Year lovely! Spain is so beautiful and thanks for sharing with us a bit of this magical and festive atmosphere! I hope you had a great holiday season.
xo from Italy,
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Sola ante el espejo said...

Esta preciosa Pamplona con la decoración navideña! Un besazo y recuperate pronto guapa.
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Kate Vorozhko said...

Nice post ^^

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Nuria Travelera said...

Thanks and Of course, I will give you a visit as soon I'm on my laptop ;) xxx

Nuria Travelera said...

Muchas Gracias preciosa!! 💗

Tijana Momcilovic said...

great post as usual :)

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Adriana Leandro said...

Beautiful christmas decor.
Kisses!

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Miguel Gouveia said...

Thanks dear :D

OhMG, this place seems to be magic :D I want travel with you :D

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Наталия Годунова said...

very beautiful photos
happy New Year!
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Gabby SweetStyle said...

Que lugar más bonito, además que con las luces es precioso. Me encanta también el vestido que llevas ;)

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Carina Vardie said...

This looks magical, gorgeous pictures. Sorry to hear about the surgery!

xo
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Andrea Pizzato said...

wow so beautiful!! never been there, should be nice in summer too :) happy new year!

Desirèe D'Aloia said...

beautiful pics!

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Beatriz Ceniceros - Through My Closet said...

Me encanto el look que escogiste, para la ubicación.

Un beso, Beatriz
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Nuria Travelera said...

Muchas gracias! La ciudad se ve mágica con luces :)

nilgün aydın said...

I love this necklace and your trip. Loves



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trendymiriam said...

son unas fotos alucinantes. estas guapisima
precioso sitio
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Nathália || Fashion Jacket said...

this place seems amazing. love your pics =] Hope you have a great 2017, full of trips =]


Beijinhos
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Miriam Pérez said...

Unas fotos presiosas. Me encanta el vestido..
Besos

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elenalovesthis said...

Que fotos tan chulas!! Tengo ganas de ir a Pamplona, tiene una pinta fabulosa!! Espero que ya estés plenamente recuperada de tu operación y que el año 2017 este lleno de éxitos y salud!! Besos

Nuria Travelera said...

Muchísimas gracias Elena! Ya me encuentro mucho mejor :)

R. ChamberofBeauty said...

Such a beautiful place <3 Love your necklace too!!

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Czarna Kawa said...

wow! I love your photos! <3

Ioana Tuttifrui said...

Qué bonito que nos hayas enseñado la magia de la navidad en Pamplona! Espero llegar pronto por ahí, aunque viva bastante lejos. Un abrazo!

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Nuria Travelera said...

Te encantará! 😊 Bss

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