Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio Baluarte (Baluarte Conference Centre and Auditorium)
Check out the activities or simply come and see this impressive building.
Culture in Pamplona.
Since 2003, Pamplona has an avant-garde area for shows and conferences, which is the 'Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio Baluarte'. Its name is due to the remains of the 'baluarte' (fortification) of San Antón, which were found during the excavations for its construction. The 'baluarte' was destroyed in the building works of the first expansion of the city during the 19th century. The archaeological remains can be visited nowadays in the ‘sala de Exposiciones de Baluarte’ (Baluarte Exhibition Hall), where stones of the citadel's defence are may also observed. The designer avant-garde building made of glass and grey granite from Zimbabwe was proposed by the architect Patxi Mangado, taking up 63,000 square metres, which are intended for culture. Not only in its three conference and exhibition halls or its small Chamber Hall, but also in the Symphony Hall with 1,560 seats and a roof in the shape of an unfolded boat's sail.