Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
Plaza de Toros de Pamplona
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10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Interactive tour in the Pamplona bullring. Exhibition- Guided Visit. 1. THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS • The run: - The Callejon: the tunnel that leads into the arena, through which bulls and runners come in every morning. - The previous minutes: the assembly of the fencing, the streets, the lighting. - The Encierro in the old days and today. - The outburst: the risk, the run, the emotions. • Getting into the bullring - The bullring of Pamplona: the same view runners and bulls have when coming into the bullring. 2. THE BULL 2.1 The bullpens or corrals: - The entrance to the pens. The Door of Areneros (gate leading from the arena into the corrals at the end of the Encierro). - The Burladeros (barriers), refuge for Dobladores (guiders) and herders. - The pen for the Draw. - The passages for the bulls: the maze in the bullpens. -Handling the cattle: the sounds behind the walls. 2.2 The pasture: -A unique Ecosystem. - An exceptional animal, stages of its life. - The bull’s life, from the pasture to the bullring. -Transportation and delivery. - The pens, threshold of the festival. 3. THE BULLFIGHT 3.1 One afternoon in the bullring: - Figures in a bullfight - The bullfight, its stages, the spectacle - The atmosphere: In the sun and in the shade. - The arena and the stands - Different types of bullfights: the classic ‘Spanish style’ bullfight, the bullfight on horseback (Rejoneos) and popular spectacles. 3.2 The Encierro and the bullfight. - History of Pamplona’s bullring. -Evolution and sections of the Encierro. - Evolution and stages of the bullfight. - The Matadors and the cattle of Pamplona - The posters of the Feria del Toro (bull fair) and of San Fermin - The Encierro and the city. 4. THE DOOR OF THE CUADRILLAS (entourage) The chapel, the most intimate place in the bullring The room of the Matadors The ritual The Matador’s outfit Monteras (bullfighters’ hats), Castorenos (lancers’ hats) and capes. The place of silence and fear. 5. THE BULLRING The arena. The row seats in the bullring The Burladeros (staging area for refuge) The Bulls’ Door La Casa de Misericordia of Pamplona is home to five hundred and eighty senior residents and three hundred professionals assist and look after these people. They would all like to express their most sincere gratitude for your visit to this bullring which contributes greatly to their care and wellbeing. Thank you for your visit
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Celeste
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
The staff was extremely helpful. There were audio guides (available in many languages) included in the price of admission. The place was dripping with tradition and culture. It was very language accesible with signs in many languages as well.
Written 19 October 2022
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Paul M
Germany325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
I lived in Pamplona during the 80s and 90s, so I know the city well. My home was in the old part of the city, just a two-minute walk to the Plaza del Castillo and a further two minutes to the bullring. Like most bullrings in Spain, Pamplona's is architecturally very interesting. But it is most famous for the events of the Fiesta of San Fermines (known to outsiders as the festival of the running of the bulls) which takes place in Pamplona each year from midday on the 6th to midnight on the 14th of July. The first running of the bulls begins at 8am on the 7th and takes place every day from then on. Each run ends in the bullring and it is quite a spectacle to watch. If you have any questions, ask me. I've run with the bulls many times and went to the fiesta each year from 1975 to 1996.
Written 18 January 2015
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Leanne L
West Vancouver, Canada713 contributions
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Sept 2017 • Couples
If you are going to visit Pamplona this is a must stop. We were just driving through on our way to San Sebastián but glad we stopped to have lunch. Loved walking around the old town but the best stop was definitely the tour of the bullring. I am against the whole blood sport but I learned a lot here and it is a large part of Spain's history which is what we came to see. Lots of videos and information and a reasonable cost to get in. You can visit the bullring without having to see an actual bull flight.
Written 11 October 2017
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Tanja T
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
The visit of the Plaza de Toros in Pamplona delivers insights into the macabre phenomenon of “bull fight”, leaving out critical voices. It is nothing but the senseless killing of an animal for the pleasure of the crowd and justified by “tradition” or “cultural heritage”. A tradition based on macho value and supremacy of man over animal just does not fit into a civilized Europe. I am happy to hear that Canary Islands, Balearic Islands and Catalonia undertake efforts to abolish this sad spectacle. More and more young Spaniards are no longer interested in it and thus the Spanish “bull fight” may just die out due to fading demand. Tourists, however, should not support any kind of cruelty to animals. Thus the impressive building of Plaza de Toros may become a nice museum.
Written 29 August 2018
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Thank you for your opinion and for your visit. Fortunately the health of the "Fiesta" continues in all its splendor in Pamplona. We regret that you do not share the taste for bullfighting. Other thousands of visitors, yes.
Written 1 September 2018
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493lesliet
Heidelberg, Canada22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
...and this is where Calle Estafeta starts withy all the shops , picturesque , balconied buildings and eventually to your left with Cafe Iruna .
Written 1 December 2019
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Alberto927
Parkland, FL446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This Plaza is of the right size to see the matadores close by. One can visit it for few euros and can practice one's bullfighting skills. They have a fake bull for pics and a Capote and wheeled "toro" to practice Tauromaquia (Bullfighting). It brought me back to the times when, as a child, after maneuvering my way into the ring for free, I saw matadores like Manuel Benitez, "El Corbobes"; Santiago Martin, "El Viti"; Cesar Giron. The pageantry of bullfighting is fantastically medieval and colorful. I am glad I lived it before it became politically incorrect (which I agree it is horrible). This bloody event could be made more humane if the bulls were not killed at the end. The plaza is at the end of the Calle Estafeta (Post Office Street), which in itself is where the action is before el Encierro (running) and la Corrida de San Fermin (Bullfight).
Written 23 July 2019
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Sally N
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This museum is less than two years old but it’s a gift to those of us who’d like to learn about the Running Of The Bulls without the one million or so people that descend upon Pamplona every July. The interactive videos and ring access bring it all to life. I’ll like to have a closer view of the historic artifacts—including an an antique “suit of lights”—that are exhibited from afar across a secured room. But, this would be icing on a luscious corrida cake.
Written 5 November 2018
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Tiff
New York148 contributions
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Serious safety incident
Aug 2017
Saw the bull fight. Didn’t realize until halfway through that most of the crowd had move towards the arena. There was an older man that had been pressing against me the entire time. I had turned around and seen that nobody was behind him. He had been rubbing his genitals against me. Just watch out for perverts.

As you walk along the street boarded up with the wooden gates, it’s mostly just drunk people running around cheering at the TV. It was cool seeing someone’s leg getting stabbed by the bull’s horn.
Written 7 June 2018
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Dear TeafankneePillow: We regret that you had a bad experience in Sanfermines 2017. As you write it, we do not know if it was inside the bullring or in the course of bull running. We hope you reported it to the Police in the square in a timely manner. The San Fermin festival has a wide security device throughout the city. What we can not share at all is that he considers it cool to witness the leg of a human being stabbed.
Written 14 May 2019
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Jonathan B
Key West, FL1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Waited an hour to do the audio tour...not open today. No one answered the phone. The info here is WRONG.
Written 23 June 2017
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Jesse K
Boston, MA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
The Running isn't the most tourist friendly thing Spain has to offer. There are a lot of rules to the actual running. It seemed to me that most of these rules are designed to thin the herd as basically twice as many people show up as can realistically run. You have to have running sneakers on. You can not have any belts or bags of any kind. And you can not take video or pictures of any kind. This includes cameras strapped to you, GoPros and such. The cops WILL escort you from the running. If you look American or Australian (seemed to be the most tourists) the cops targeted you first for removal. If you keep your head down and follow all the rules you might be alright through. I would suggest giving yourself more than one day just in case. They run every day for seven straight days. The bullring is at the end of the course and that's where the real danger is. The Bulls no longer have a straight line to run in and they start to charge people head on. Enter this area at your own risk. There's really nothing else on earth like this though. Everybody should experience it once in their lives.

I would go so far as to say that the party in the city is much more of a highlight than the actual running is. The city has live music and marching bands and people partying in the streets until 5:30 am. They then set up the running that starts at 7:30 (Bulls released at 8 am) and party all day. The city runs on about an hour and a half of sleep for seven straight days. Marching bands also wake everyone up at 7 am to get you ready for the running. Nobody parties like Pamplona parties.
Written 13 December 2015
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