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Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

by lgh Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 7:45 AM

I'm planning my trip to Spain and wondering whether the Pamplona Bull Run will take place at same dates every year ie. 7 - 14 July. If so, would it be best to come on the 7th or the 14th?

Would anyone also be able to advise where best to purchase the ticket to enter the bullring in advance?

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  • Re: Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

    by samwesson Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    If you are going for the fiesta you should arrive on the night of the 5th as the fiesta kicks off early on the 6th. Two websites for buying tickets etc would be www.pamplonaposse.com or www.pamplonabullfighttickets.com

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    Re: Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

    by lgh Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Many thanks for the helful info samwesson

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    Re: Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

    by elpariente Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    San Fermin is the 7 th of July
    The "chupinazo"" (kick off ) is in front the town hall the 6th at 12 A.M
    F rom the 7th to the 14th you have the bulls running in the morning at 8 AM and those bulls will be in the bull ring in the evening ( I can not tell you the time exactly )
    If you go at the begining and you like you may stay for longer , but if you go the last day and if you like , you must wait for the next year
    Buen viaje!!!
    Viva San Fermin !!!

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    Re: Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

    by Roadquill Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    You don't need tickets to see the running of the bulls. However, it starts at 8 AM and all the choice spots are taken by 7 AM. However, you can rent a balcony for whatever you can negotiate. However, the running by any particular spot on the 900 yard run goes by in minutes. Then it is over. If you want to run, you need to get in front of the City Hall (Plaza Ayuntiemto sp/) by 6:45 AM. If you want see the bullfight in the evening you can get tickets in the afternoon at the plaza des toros. Also, many hotels have them for a slight mark up. The el rejoneo (fighting the bulls from horseback) is done on the evening of the 6th. From the 7th to the 14th it is a regular correda. If you are not into bullfights, buy a ticket to the arena for the 8 AM festivities. Once the fighting bulls are run into the ring and put away, the 600 pound playbulls are sent out into the bullring where there are several hundred "runners" who came into the ring as part of the run. The playbulls chase, knockdown, jump over fences....it is good entertainment for 30 minutes right after the run. Karl

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    Re: Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

    by elpariente Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    The roadquil explanation is perfect , it is clear that he is an expert in "San Fermines"

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    Re: Pamplona Bull Run - same dates every year?

    by elpariente Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    The roadquil explanation is perfect , it is clear that he is an expert in "San Fermines"

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