Pamplona and Roncesvalles

Nancy Y. Wu
August 31, 2014

The street in Pamplona where the annual running of the bulls takes place. Photograph by Nancy Wu

«I'm currently traveling as the Museum's lecturer on Travel with the Met's first Met Adventures trip. Join me as we follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims on selective hikes along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Our first stop is Pamplona, where we visited the street where the famous bull run takes place.»

The group in front of Santa Maria de la Eunate
Met travelers in front of the twelfth-century church of Santa Maria de la Eunate in Pamplona. Photograph by Ute Keyes

Later, at Roncesvalles, near the point where the four pilgrimage roads from France converge, we lined up to receive our pilgrim's passport—and walked four miles afterwards.

People standing in a line

The group lining up to receive their pilgrim's passports in Roncesvalles. Photograph by Nancy Wu

Nancy Wu

Nancy Wu is a Museum educator at The Met Cloisters.