Located on the promontory of the Old Town of Pamplona, in the same place where Roman Pamplona was settled, is the Santa María Cathedral, a culmination of Gothic architecture from the 14th and 15th centuries. This emblematic monument is the one with the most historical-artistic relics in the city. Here, kings were crowned, the Cortes (or Parliament) met and for 3 centuries, the Diputación del Reino (or Navarre Government) had its seat.
The sobriety of its neoclassical façade, the work of Ventura Rodríguez, contrasts with the Gothic aesthetics of the church interior, whose central nave, 28 m high, houses the beautiful tomb of Carlos III of Navarre and his wife, Leonor de Castile. But the true jewel of this Cathedral is its cloister, considered one of the most exquisite in Gothic architecture worldwide, and a must-see for any visitor.