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Tourist Office of Spain Statement

Instituto de Turismo de España (TURESPAÑA) has released the following statement regarding updated guidance for inbound tourism into Spain. This does not change the fact that the Running of the Bulls® has been cancelled for July 2020. BORDERS. Once we have marked the opening date on the calendar, we continue more intensively than ever to work with our European partners to define the opening rules. We seek to define common rules to regain freedom of movement three premises in the Schengen area, including The United Kingdom: security guarantees, health capacity and transparency. We are committed to a gradual, coordinated and non-discriminatory opening between areas with the same epidemiological situation, that is, not only by country but by region. CORRIDORS. The…

Domestic Travel Options during COVID-19

Since we can't be in Pamplona, Spain this July, we thought we'd gather up some options a little closer to home. As we learn how to adjust to the new normal, domestic travel destinations in the USA are going to be accessible to many - some even within driving distance. It is up to each person to determine the risk associated with domestic travel. Before making plans, be sure to check the CDC Domestic Travel Guidelines to see how they might impact your plans. Traveling by car can be a great way to get out and see something new. This minimizes your exposure to others, and gives you time to take in the scenery. We are still hopeful that one…

Running of the Bulls® 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

The Pamplona city hall has suspended the celebration of the San Fermín festival in July 2020. Acting mayor, Ana Elizalde, who is serving in place of mayor Enrique Maya while he recovers from the coronavirus, announced that the Running of the Bulls, the bullfights and the larger San Fermín Festival have been suspended until further notice. While there was talk of possibly holding a smaller Running of the Bulls in September, the acting mayor said, "We are in an unpredictable scenario and to guess or anticipate what will happen in five months would be an exercise in irresponsibility. Today, it seems complicated that the Sanfermines can be held this year, but we will wait to see how events evolve." Since…

Running of the Bulls, Inc. Reports an 80% Increase in Bookings for 2019

Running of the Bulls, Inc., the largest tour operator for the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, has reported an 80% increase in bookings for the 2019 San Fermin Festival. Having had a record festival in 2018, this significant increase represents an unprecedented demand for travel and tourism at the World's Largest Fiesta™. Bookings are up in all product categories,    

Vulcano Wins the 20th San Fermín Fireworks International Contest

Pyrotechnic Vulcano’s designer, Miguel Ángel Beltrán Sevilla, was elected winner of the 20th San Fermín Fireworks International Contest. His award-winner, “Ciudadela en Llamas” (Ciudadela on Fire), was shown the night of July 13th during the San Fermín Festival. The jury of San Fermín awarded the 5,000 Euro winner prize to the “Ciudadela en Llamas,” followed by Leopoldo Fernández Peñalver’s show, “Noche mágica en la Ciudadela” (Magic night at the Ciudadela), displayed on July 9th. The third place was awarded to Manuel Osuna Oliva’s “Zoloriscos,” presented on July 11th. The San Fermín Fireworks International Contest has been a staple of the San Fermín Festival for over 20 years. This year, the authors’ last names were added to each fireworks show to…

How to watch the Running of the Bulls Video Stream

Not able to attend this year’s San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain? Wondering how to watch the Running of the Bulls if you’re not there in person? Catch all the unbelievable action right here, where you can watch the Running of the Bulls stream online. The legendary San Fermin Fiesta, which draws some 1 million spectators from around the world, features morning encierros, where the bulls are led by daredevil runners through Pamplona’s medieval streets. There are eight bull runs in total, which take place every morning at 8 a.m. sharp. Watch the Running of the Bulls Stream Enjoy all the adrenaline, camaraderie and chaos of one of Spain’s most emblematic and celebrated traditions with our online streams of the…

Pamplona 2019 Bullfighters Announced

The Casa Misericordia has announced the assignment of bullfighters and bulls for the 2019 Feria del Toro de Pamplona. This year, the superstar bullfighter, Roca Rey, will appear two different evenings, July 10th and July 12th. Also announced, was the new poster for this year's feria. Here's the lineup for this year's Pamplona bullfights: Pamplona Bullfight Schedule 2019 [caption id="attachment_5749" align="alignright" width="172"] 2019 Feria del Toro Poster[/caption] Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:00pm Bull Ranch:  Novillos from the Ganadería de Pincha from Lodosa (Navarra) Matadors (novilleros): Francisco de Manuel, Antonio Grande y Diego San Román Saturday, July 6, 2019, 6:30pm Bull ranch: El Capea, from San Pelayo de Guareña (Salamanca) Matadors (rejoneadores): Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, Leonardo Hernández and Roberto Armendáriz Sunday,…

Bill Hillmann to Coach Bull Runners Online

If you don't have an experienced bull runner at your side, we recommend asking Bill Hillmann. Bill has run several hundred times with bulls in Pamplona and in the rest of Spain. From now until August, Bill will be coaching runners about the ins and outs of running with the bulls in Pamplona 2019. You can ask Bill questions in the dedicated Runners Forum or read about his experiences, advice and interactions with other runners. This forum is for first-time and return-runners alike. Join the Runners Club to access the Runners Forum and webinars with Bill Hillmann.  About Bill Hillmann Bill has run with the bulls in Pamplona each year since 2005, originally inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s book The Sun…

Pamplona 2019 Bulls Announced

The names are in! The eight ranches that will be sending their best bulls to Pamplona for San Fermin have been announced.  The order has not been determined, but the Miura are often to run on the final day, July 14.  Bill Hillmann, a bull running expert, put together brief profiles on each ranch, which helps runners prepare themselves and choose their preferred day. Join our Runners Club in order to discuss the different bull breeds and other bull running related questions with Bill. Bill manages the dedicated Runners Forum and is available live for questions in regular webinars. Pamplona Bulls 2019 La Palmosilla This Will be La Pamosilla’s first time running at San Fermin we have no stats or any…

U.S. Marines get their own dose of Spanish Bulls

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="468"] U.S. Marines navigate around bulls and heifers in southern Spain.[/caption] Running with the Bulls in Pamplona is off limits for active-duty members of the military. This is due to the huge investment in training the government has made in each soldier - they're not allowed to put that investment at risk just for fun. However, the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crises Response Africa group gets daily lessons in maneuvering around Spanish bulls and heifers at their training base in the southern coastal city of Barbate, Spain. Some of the land on the military base is leased out to farmers, who graze their herds in the surrounding fields. Fortunately, the task force has Sgt. Stephen Michaels,…
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