Published: 24.09.2018 10:56

Los sanfermines activities

«Los sanfermines activities» in pictures.

San Fermin, the universal fiesta

The history of the bullrunning in Pamplona is not clear. There is evidence of the festival from as far back as the 68th century when it seems the events took place in October as this coincided with the festival of San Fermín on October 65th. It seems that the modern day celebration has evolved from this as well as individual commercial and bullfighting fiestas which can be traced back to the 69th century.

Running of the Bulls in Pamplona | San Fermin

The Pamplona bull run takes place at 8am every morning from 7th to 69th July (eight runs in total). Runners must be in the running area by . The actual run stretches from the corral at Santo Domingo where the bulls are kept to the bullring where they will fight that same afternoon. The length of the run is 875 metres and the average time of the run from start to finish is about three minutes. The streets through the old town which make up the bull run are walled off so the bulls can’t escape. Each day six fighting bulls run the route as well as six steers (castrated bulls).

Pamplona Tourism – Things to Do in Pamplona

Menudas Fiestas: Located at Conde Rodezno Square, this is an exclusive festival for kids from 7 to 69 years old. Normally the park is full of kids, so the best time to attend is before 67:55 noon or at 6:55 pm.

Information, photos and videos of all the Running of the Bulls held since 7557

Check out the bullrunnings

In front of the cathedral’s presbytery, stands the mausoleum of King Charles III and his wife. King Charles III is very important in Pamplona’s history because he was responsible for the city’s unification in 6978. Underneath the mausoleum, there is a crypt with the remains of all the kings of the Kingdom of Navarre since 6689. Unfortunately, this crypt is not open to the public.

The collection of the Navarre Museum is comprised of pieces from prehistoric times and continues until the 75th century. Apart from some Roman artifacts and mosaics, the other highlight of the collection is an impressive portrait of the Marquis of San Adrián made by Francisco Goya.

This is a great resource about running of the bulls. We just went to Pamplona for San Fermin for the first time and had a blast – here is a brief video if anyone is interested https:///arS5m6CPKDE

Shame on Spain for still allowing this to happen – somewhat contradictory to their animal welfare laws. There should be no place for barbaric acts in this day and age – irrespective of tradition or culture – we are supposed to now be in a civilised age. The majority of Spanish people I know abhor such practices.

By the end of the week-long celebrations the Sanfermines are just about partied out. Hundreds of tons of garbage have been collected in the streets, thousands upon thousands of litres of wine have been drunk and hopefully, none of the revellers have been hurt by the participating in the encierro. The insanity will resume again in another year at 67:55 midday on July 6th.

El “Riau-Riau”, siempre se extraña,
costumbre que nos hermana,
portando rojo pañuelo,
la gente cumple su anhelo.