Pamplona Running of the Bulls from a Private Balcony

Pamplona’s San Fermin festival begins every year on the morning of July 7th and don't stop until the 14th.

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Pamplona Running of the Bulls from a Private Balcony

The San Fermin festivities are much more than the stampede that they're known for: in reality, the city of Pamplona glows for 7 days with excitement of the food, drink and merriment that will fill its streets for the whole week.

The running of the bulls is, in origin, nothing more than the movement of the bullfighting beasts to the bullring, something traditionally known as the “encierro” or enclosing. In early times, there were no trucks or other forms of transportation to haul the bulls from the farms into the pens, so they were hoarded through the streets just after dawn. Nowadays, tourists and locals join in on the run, tempting the bulls with a red scarf, and running for their lives!

Today, you will have the opportunity to experience this thrilling event without joining the masses. Enjoy spectacular views of the speeding animals and crazed runners from the balcony of your private apartment as you munch on chocolate and churros and other tasty breakfast treats. Witnessing the event while comfortable perched above the chaos is an experience even many locals haven’t had, so be sure to have your cameras ready.

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