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The Sanfermines Soundtrack

When I came to Dallas one of the strangest sensations I felt was when I was at a party – everyone knew the song lyrics except for me. There I was in the middle of all the locals singing and I didn’t know any of the words. This put a damper on my nights out because I wasn’t having as …

Rojoneo, A traditional Bullfight

Many people traveling to Pamplona think that there are bullfights the entire year, but in Pamplona they only occur during the Running of the Bulls™. From 7 to July 14 you can attend traditional bullfights, but only on the July 6 can you enjoy the Rejones, a special bullfight where the bullfighter rides a horse. I can boast of having …

The mysterious history of the Tortilla De Patatas.

There are few pleasures cheaper than eating a good Spanish omelette (Tortilla de Patatas). Tasting this staple within Spanish cuisine is a “must” when you visit Pamplona during the San Fermín festival. This delicacy is varied but is something that almost everyone loves. Actually, you can find tortilla de patatas in any bar in Spain. It is a simple and …

The Apartado – An Essential Piece of the San Fermin Festival

For me, the word “apartado” is synonymous with culture, tradition and exclusivity. The Apartado reminds me of my grandmother. She loved the bulls and wanted her grandchildren to enjoy this tradition as much as she did. Children under 13 years old are not permitted to enter the Bullring, meaning we couldn’t watch the bullfights. Instead, my grandmother took us to …

My favorite Sanfermines event… do I really have to pick just one?

When someone asks me what my favorite event during the San Fermin Festival is, I find it hard to decide my response. There are so many things happening in only 9 days in the small city of Pamplona: the Encierro, the Procession, the Giants and Big Heads Parade, Bullfights, Pobre de Mi, Fireworks Contests, the Fair and more. I truly …

Can you really eat bull while in Pamplona?

The cult of the bull is one of the fixed features of Spanish culture, even at the table. While uncommon in some parts of the world, dining on bull in Pamplona is easy. Don’t be fooled though, the bulls that are killed during the Bullfights are not the bulls that we eat in restaurants. Bulls used in restaurants have to …

Welcome! Are you ready for Sanfermines?

Welcome to my blog, La Pamplonica – giving you an insider’s look into Pamplona, Spain and the San Fermin Festival! As a native of Pamplona, my goal through this blog is to show you the best way to enjoy my city and provide you with ideas and tips so that you can take advantage of every opportunity during your visit …