Baluarte, the Conference Centre and Auditorium of Navarre, is a state-of-the art complex with a space of 63,000 m2. It stands on a key site in the centre of Pamplona, between the liveliest shopping and leisure area of the city and the Citadel, a 16th-century fortress that has been converted into a delightful park. Baluarte’s Main Auditorium offers seating for 1568 spectators.
The concert venue Sala Zentral occupies the west wing of Mercado Santo Domingo, which is a historic market originating in the 14th century in the heart of Pamplona. It has a surface of 1.000 m2 in two floors, and comprises three different areas: a central space, Zentral Kafe Teatro, with the main stage for 1.000 attendants, and state of the art audiovisual technology. In the mezzanine, we can find the foodie’s corner, Gastrobar, with the kitchen integrated in musical space where the atmosphere is all about sharing. Finally, the Club, where the public can see the main stage.
The different spaces and their versatility offer a unique cultural venue for the city of Pamplona and its visitors.
Hotel 3 Reyes
The 3 Reyes Hotel will be hosting the Festival’s Night Cycle. From August 24 to 28, at 11:00 pm, Flamenco on Fire will be offering first-rate performances at this venue.
Condestable Palace is a palatial home built between 1550 and 1560 by Luis Beaumont , IV Conde de Lerín and Constable of Navarra, the only example of civil architecture of the sixteenth century Pamplona. In the last four centurie , the building has served the city as episcopal seat for 150 years and even as an interim council, the late eighteenth century.
Declared of Cultural Interest since 1997, it is now owned by the City of Pamplona and since late 2008 has been opened to the public as part of the network of civic centers Civivox, municipal management spaces where diverse cultural activities.
Casa Sabicas is devoted to flamenco and fine dining and it originated at the same time as the Flamenco On Fire festival in 2014. It has operated for years both as a flamenco club (peña flamenca) and a restaurant, offering the best of traditional cuisine.
The facility also pays tribute to the great guitar Maestro from Pamplona, Agustín Castellón Campos ‘Sabicas’, known to be one of the pillars of the art of flamenco, due to his groundbreaking spirit and to the great musical legacy he brought to this art.
This year, the dance academy ‘El Juncal’ will host a master class of flamenco dance within the Festival program. The academy, located right downtown and close to the Pamplona cathedral, was established on September 18, 2010.
During the whole year, the academy offers intensive courses of dance and singing with live music; workshops by great maestros and flamenco classes for groups. It also sometimes becomes a very private flamenco tablao hosting small format shows. This is a very flamenco inspiring location, cozy and perfect to promote the learning of such a profound art form.
Balcony of the Hotel La Perla
Plaza del Castillo is located right in the heart of downtown Pamplona. Since it was built, the plaza became one of the city’s hot spots of Pamplona’s social life and one of the most prominent icons of the city. Nowadays it continues to be the location of important events and many times it is referred to as the “living room” of Pamplona.
The Hotel La Perla is located at the above mentioned plaza. It is a historical and historically engaged establishment. Since the XIX century the hotel has witnessed and has even played a leading role in certain important moments. Great characters such as Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Manolete, Charles Chaplin, Pablo Sarasate, Julián Gayarre, Imperio Argentina, Cayetano Ordoñez or Ignacio Zuloaga, have contributed to make this five star hotel a unique place.
Balcony of the city Council
The Plaza Consistorial, also known as the City Council Plaza constitutes the heart of the city because it hosts Pamplona’s City Council. It is a renowned location because the balconies of the City Council host the launching of the famous “chupinazo” a firecracker that starts the San Fermin festivities.
Its facade is made of an interesting combination of styles. The wall has a neoclassic clock and the columns of the three floors belong to three classic styles, from down up: Doric, Ionian and Corinthian. The rest of the decoration is baroque and the most interesting pieces include two sculptures of Hercules with two maces and, on the highest spot, there is an allegory of “The fame with a trumpet”. Flanking the entry door there are two additional allegories: “The Caution” with a mirror and a snake in one hand and “The Justice”, holding a scale.
Balcony of La Mañueta street
La Manueta St. is a lively road in the old district of Pamplona that starts at Mercaderes St. and ends at the door of the Santo Domingo Market. The market and the typical stores that surround it provide this street with its unique atmosphere.
This street, nowadays known as la Mañueta – name that originates in the XVIII century –was previously known as Rúa de los Caños and it was a ravine that led the waters from Curia Navarreria and Mercaderes towards the Arga River through the slope of Santo Domingo. It became a street in the middle Ages. There are documents until 1651 that also refer to it as De los Baños Street as it seems that there was a public bathhouse there.
At the beginning of la Mañueta St., inside a niche, there is a Crucified Christ that used to be in the old church of Santa Cecilia. It is a sculpture with expressivist influences of the second half of the XVI century.