San Lorenzo Church
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Neill L
Pamplona, Spain9 contributions
Sep 2019
I absolutely love this church. It's well lit and spotless inside. It appears to have been recently restored. It houses the chapel of San Fermin - the patron saint of Pamplona. Unlike so many of the other churches, visitors can go right up to the huge gold and silver effigy of San Fermin. The priests office is just behind the effigy - I found him to be welcoming and friendly and more than willing to stamp visiting pilgrims credentials.
Written September 15, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia42,596 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We came across San Lorenzo Church a couple of times during our walks in the historic centre of Pamplona, as we were staying in a lovely hotel closeby. The church building is not really a great architectural achievement, but it is nice enough. At least if you have seen as many churches as we have then you would understand... However this church is quite special. The locals certainly seem to think so. The reason is that the Chapel of San Fermin is inside San Lorenzo Church, and San Fermin is the saint people really adore more than others. He is associated with the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona and his image holds a special place in the chapel. It's a wood-sculptured image dating back to the 15th century and it is said to contain an actual bone of the saint! The red cape covering the image of the saint is supposed to protect the runners during the running of the bulls! The saint's statue is paraded annually during July, during the celebrations. As for San Lorenzo himself, he, too, holds a special place in the hearts of the locals. He is said to have been burnt, or barbecued, by the Romans, for his beliefs, which is why he is represented holding a grill! Definitely this church is worth checking out, at least for its interesting history.
Written June 8, 2019
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BurnToExplore
Johannesburg, South Africa152 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
One of the few churches which are open during the San Fermin Festival. Personally, this just intensified the 'value' of Capilla de San Fermin. I was fortunate enough to (unknowingly) visit the church while the choir was performing - an amazing experience!
Written March 22, 2018
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Anna H
Chicago, IL1,143 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Lovely church on the edge of the historic center of town. There is a side chapel with the statue of San Fermin in it. This is the statue that they parade around town, and the chapel is highly desirable as a wedding site.
The interior is suitably ornate, with a quite air of solemnity about the entire place.
Written October 24, 2016
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D H
Baltimore, MD7 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
Solemn. It was a needed place of quiet and prayer during our walk on The Camino. During the day, whether AM or PM, we gave thanks for our safety and strength.
Written October 3, 2016
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Haamid J
Zurich, Switzerland3,172 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We got there just before closing time as we returned from La Taconera Park. The Chapel of St Fermin has tremendous sentimental value. The figure of the saint is placed there.

The geometrical interlinkages of the domes and the lantern of the large roof are the highlight of the church.
Written September 13, 2015
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