Txupinazo - July 6th Opening Ceremonies

Second place only to Pamplona’s Mayor


At 12 o’ clock noon on July 6 Pamplona’s Mayor officially opens the San Fermín Festival. Hours before, the Plaza Consistorial will have filled with thousands of people, eagerly awaiting permission to tie their red scarves around their necks. For many, this is the best part of the Festival; an atmosphere similar to the first day of summer vacation. You won’t want to miss it and you want to make sure that you have a good view on the Plaza.

Enjoy the Txupinazo 2011 from the best vantage point on the Plaza. If you don’t want to be a part of the egg-throwing, sangria dousing and tar & feathering (actually it is flour and mustard) on the ground, come watch it with us from above. You will see the mayor on the Ayuntamiento balcony across, the rocket go off, the panuelos raised in the air, and all the mayhem that accompanies the opening ceremonies.

This terrace balcony accommodates up to 30 people facing the Ayuntamiento with a clear view of the plaza where all the mayhem takes place.

We will provide as much wine, cava and tapas as you can possibly drink and eat.

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You can see photos below or go to the Running of the Bulls Photo Album
Watch a film about the Txupinazo here.

Running of the Bulls

We have hosted amateur and professional photographers from our terrace because of its views. Photographer John Lamb says:

I am a filmmaker and photographer and had some particular viewing requirements that Jil and Mark were able to organise perfectly. I hope to work with them again in the future.