Hidden Gems in Navarre, Spain

Navarra, Spain
Navarra, Spain. Photo by Des Mc Carthy on Unsplash

Navarre is an autonomous community in Northern Spain, bordered by Aragon, Basque Country, La Rioja, and France. It has a rich and unique history and culture and is an ideal place to visit. While cities like Pamplona are exciting and well-known, here are some lesser-known attractions to check out while you’re there. 

Las Bardenas Reales

This incredible landscape looks like something out of the moon. Huge towering structures that form strange shapes will astonish you, and the whole atmosphere in this unique desert is unmissable. A great way to experience this stunning natural area is on a bicycle, but driving through will also show you all the best sites. 


This city has a wide range of attractions on offer. The stunning Gothic cathedral is an amazing site to see, and numerous other beautiful old churches and buildings are dotted around. If you head up to see Sagrado Corazón de Jesús you can enjoy the impressive statue, gorgeous gardens, and incredible panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Irati Forest

This huge and special forest is found in the west of the Pyrenees. The mixture of beech and fir trees makes for a unique and beautiful setting, and you’ll also have the chance to spot deer, wild boar, woodpeckers, and exciting birds of prey.