Iglesia de San Nicolas

Iglesia de San Nicolas, Pamplona

Iglesia de San Nicolas
4.5
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,119 contributions
Church with history!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Iglesia de San Nicolas is a church with history. It dates back to the 12th century. It was built to serve as a place of religious worship, but also to serve the city in a broader context. It was to serve as part of the fortifications of the city against enemy attacks. The tall tower is a piece of evidence that points to that purpose. Inside the church was designed ina beautiful gothic style.
Written June 3, 2019
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Jan Willem t
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,454 contributions
A bastion church in the city centre
Apr 2019 • Couples
A church with a military back ground!
The parish church of San Nicolás, which dates from the twelfth century, was created not only to provide church services, but above all to function as a military stronghold in defense of the inhabitants of the eponymous castle, which was always engaged in a battle with the other two fortresses of the city (Navarrería and San Saturnino).
In 1222, during one of these neighborhood attacks, the original Romanesque fortress church went up in flames and a new church had to be built, which was to be inaugurated in 1231. The church stands in the historic city center, between the Plaza de San Nicolás, the Calle San Miguel and the Paseo de Sarasate. Her thick walls and grating doors, as well as the only one of the three watchtowers that remained standing, bear witness to her turbulent past.
Written April 5, 2019
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martinezcm
Kansas City, MO508 contributions
From its exterior one cannot guess a Gothic soul
Jun 2018 • Couples
Right within the Old town is this building with a weird exterior of many styles some of them changes from as late as the 1800's. Yet, this is a church dating from the XII century as church/fortress to fight, not infidels, but each other of the old Pamplona neighborhoods battling each other in characteristic fratricidal fashion. The best legacy of this old period is the main tower more characteristic of a castle than a church. Yet, is was given impetus in 1231 with an splendid Gothic interior that surprises an unsuspecting visitor. It also houses a 1700's organ which is a city Jewell and fantastic to hear if the visit coincides when played.
Written June 27, 2018
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,818 contributions
Almost a millenium of history
Sep 2017 • Couples
The church of St Nicolas was built in the 12th century and hence carries almost a millenium of history on its broad shoulders. It was the centre of one of the three city cores which eventually formed Pamplona. Very striking are the numbered wooden floorboards below which are graves. It has entrances on both sides.
Written September 27, 2017
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Aimilios T
Berlin, Germany52 contributions
Great church
Jul 2017 • Family
You should visit this church so that to have a great look of a typical Catholic church in the North East part of Spain
Written September 8, 2017
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,315 contributions
Iglesia de San Nicolas
Jul 2017 • Solo
This church was built in the 12th century and beside's being a religious church was also a defensive bastion of the Old Town having watch-tower for its military role.
Written September 4, 2017
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Rob M
Escondido, CA2,743 contributions
Impressive!
Sep 2016 • Couples
We were staying just around the corner from this church on Calle San Nicolas, so we walked by this impressive church every day in Pamplona. We even drank a few cold ones in the plaza in front of the church.
Written October 18, 2016
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mugen
Istanbul, Turkey323 contributions
fortgfied church
Sep 2016 • Friends
thi church was by the city walls and hence fortfied and used as a watch tower. the inside is baroque style and really nice. be careful where you are walking in the inside as the numbers on the floor indicates burial locations of monks
Written September 15, 2016
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Lennox W
London U.K.66 contributions
Pure and simple
Jul 2015 • Solo
As a non-Catholic I visited to mourn a friend. I received sympathy and consolation from
the Priests and Leity. I was asked to join a local family Sung Mass where my friends
Name was included. Wonderful.
Written August 2, 2015
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GYWX
Wexford, Ireland767 contributions
Passionately devout
Jan 2015 • Couples
The ornamentation in Spanish churches is a reflection of thei fervour. The singing, the wooden floor, remain in our mind.
Written January 27, 2015
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  • Sun - Sun 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sun - Sat 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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