San Fermín


The city of Pamplona is known all over the world thanks to the events of San Fermín. Thousands of people arrive every year to live the risk and excitement of their popular imprisonment, immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in his novel Fiesta. During nine days, dressed in the typical white and red suits, Pamploneses and visitors are carried away by the festive spirit that constantly invades the streets.


San Fermin begins on July 6, at 12 o’clock in the morning. Hundreds of people run in front of the bulls following the route through the old town that leads them to the bullring.


Every day, from the 7th to the 14th of July, this brief and intense race is repeated.

One of the most emotional moments occurs a few minutes before the start of the bull run, when runners are entrusted to San Fermín singing three times before a small image on the Cuesta de Santo Domingo.


San Fermín ends on July 14th at 12 pm, where people gather in the Town Hall Square. They sing “Poor of me”, with lightning candles saying goodbye to their festivities until the following year.

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