Famous for Fiesta de San Fermín (Running of the Bulls), Semana Santa (Holy Week) is as good a time as any to visit Pamplona, whose medieval heritage is not only immortalised in its city walls and architecture but in the rich cultural and gastronomic patrimony. I stayed at the Pamplona Hostel in Calle Carmen frequented by many pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago and close to alternative bars and restaurants. The old town is strategically located on a hill giving the city unique defences against wartime incursions. From the train station I took a lovely walk through Parque de los Trinitarios, following Arga River and reached the old town via the Ascensor Urbano de Descalzos. Here are my dining and sun worshiping hotspots for your visit.