The San Fermin Festival is a family event as you can tell by all the strollers and child-friendly events which are found into the late hours. Spanish take out the whole clan so that elderly and young mix in the streets even past midnight. Outgoing aficionados and youngsters are generally respectful of anyone who doesn’t want to be bathed in sangria. Clean clothing and a serious expression keep them at bay unless you dive into the street with all the night clubs. Giants Parade. The Giant’s Parade was created by the end in the mid of the 19th century and involves four big giant pairs of kings and queens dancing through the streets. They represent the world’s continents as they … read more
Depending on the time of day you arrive, parking is surprisingly available; the best hours are early in the morning and mid-day. We highly recommend, parking in one of the garages for safety reasons. These are quite secure and you can leave some personal belongings in your car. The Plaza Castillo Parking Garage and Plaza de Toros Parking Garage in the city center are fantastic. Expect to pay about EUR 30 per day for parking in these garages.
The fastest way for many is to fly into Pamplona airport. You can also drive from nearby airports by either bus, train or rental. Visit www.renfe.com for train schedules. San Sebastian – about 45 minute drive Bayonne/Biarritz (check Ryanair for low-cost tickets) – about 1.5 hour drive Bilbao (check Air Berlin for low-cost tickets) – about 1.5 – 2 hour drive Barcelona – about 3-4 hours drive Madrid – about 4 hours drive
The festival of San Fermín (or Sanfermines) in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the fiesta is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, the week-long celebration involves many other traditional and folkloric events. It is known locally as Sanfermines and is held in honor of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. The celebration of the festival has its origin in the combination of two different medieval events. Commercial secular fairs were held at the beginning of the summer. … read more