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Donosti Cup Soccer Tournament Schedule Perfectly Fits Running of the Bulls® Dates

Every year, Pamplona is graced with the presence of young soccer athletes from around the world. They come to San Sebastian, just 45 minutes away, to play in the Donosti Cup - a highly-respected international youth soccer tournament. As the fourth largest youth soccer tournament in Europe, the 2018 Donosti Cup hosted 623 teams representing 33 countries. Since they're in the area already, many teams and families choose to make the short drive over to Pamplona to take in the Running of the Bulls. Guests can arrive in Pamplona on July 5th, take in the San Fermin Opening Ceremonies on July 6th, watch the first bull run from a balcony the morning of July 7th, and make it to San…

All About the Pamplona Apartado

The Apartado happens each afternoon during Feria del Toro, or festival of the bull, which is a central part of the larger San Fermin Festival. We already know the bull ranch (and therefore “breed”) because there is only one ranch supplying bulls for each day. That schedule is published in late Spring, you can see a sample from our June, 2017 post about the 2017 Pamplona Matador Lineup. Once the bulls run through town in the morning bull run, they are kept at the corrals in the Plaza de Toros. In the afternoon, the officials of Casa Misericordia - the charitable organization responsible for putting on the bullfights - gather with the matadors, bull owners, pastores (herders), local politicians and…

Do you know how to say ‘Running of the Bulls’ in Mexico?

The legend of the Running of the Bulls has spread all over the world, and has worked its way into local cultures using different images, feelings and words. Even though we have plenty of words in Castilian Spanish to describe the events that occur in Pamplona - Sanfermines, Las Fiestas de San Fermin, El Encierro - our friends in Mexico have coined a term all their own:  "La Pamplonada" Mexico has a deep connection to the traditions of Spain, and enjoying fiestas is something that is close to the heart of both cultures. So, to be sure we're delivering on our mission to make it as easy as possible to attend the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, we've launched…

El Paso Running of the Bulls

The El Paso Downtown Management District hosted their 2nd annual Running of the Bulls 5k run on October 20th. Slightly less dangerous than the real thing in Pamplona, the event featured a "build your own breakfast taco" event and a Name the Bull contest. We look forward to the 3rd annual event in 2019! Watch the video here: [embed]https://youtu.be/f1Z88nORNnU[/embed]

Testimony of Anti-Bullfighter’s First Bullfight

Be amongst the first who read the English translation of Sergio de Molino's account of visiting a bullfight for the first time. We recommend it to anyone who has never seen a bullfight.

Running of the Bulls featured as Top 20 Festival

The Running of the Bulls® has been featured in FlightNetwork's list of Top 20 European Festivals. The list featured art & cultural festivals from all around Europe, including the Budapest Pride Festival and the Reykjavik Arts Festival. - As seen in Flightnetwork's Article -  Europe’s Top 20 Art and Culture Festivals in 2018. [caption id="attachment_3490" align="alignnone" width="300"] Running of the Bulls Named a Top 20 Festival by Flight Network[/caption]

Running of the Bulls Tours® Rated Excellent Via Trustpilot

Running of the Bulls, Inc. announced that they had achieved an “Excellent” rating, based on the verified reviews of 65 of their 2017 guests. The reviews were collected by a third-party review service, called TrustPilot, which ensures accuracy and transparency of the customer reviews. Past guests rated the company’s Pamplona Tours an average of 92%, which is considered Excellent by TrustPilot. Responding to the rating, Mark Hellmann Regouby, founder of the company, commented, “A long time ago, we committed to differentiate our Running of the Bulls tours based on service, and our guests are noticing. We work hard to give our guests our trademark Perfect Pamplona Trip™ and it seems to be working.” He continued, “After winning the Trip Advisor…

Iván Fandiño: We Who Are About To Die Salute You…

By ALEXANDER FISKE-HARRISON The 36-year-old Basque matador Iván Fandiño was killed by a bull in the ring yesterday in Aire-Sur-L’Adour, near Mont de Marsan, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France. The bull, Provechito No. 53, was born in March 2013 in El Escorial in the province of Madrid, on the well-known as respect ranch of Baltasar Ibán – founded 1920 – whose herd is of the Contreras bloodline – whose origin is the historic Murubé line – with a touch of Domecq – whose origin is the historic Parladé line. It was the third of six bulls fought that evening, and was actually being fought by the matador Juan del Álamo when Fandiño stepped in to perform a quite upon it – a sequence of artistic…

2017 Pamplona Bullfight Matador Lineup

On June 5th the Casa de Misericordia - the association that runs Pamplona’s Plaza de Toros (bullring)- announced this year’s lineup for the 2017 Feria de Toro (bullfights).  In a meeting held at their offices, the president of the association announced which matadors will be performing in Pamplona this year and which breed of bulls they will be paired with. Between July 5th through 14th an estimated 360,000 spectators will pass through the bullring to watch the evening’s bullfight.  Every night they can see three matadors who each face two of the six bulls that were purchased by the ring from one of Spain’s breeders. The bulls must come from one of the 1,350 official breed book of toro bravo,…

Now offering daily talks ‘Bullfighting 101: The Art Of Bullfighting’

Learn from former bullfighter and author Alexander Fiske-Harrison during our daily talks “Bullfighting 101: The Art Of Bullfighting" See a bullfight through the eyes of a bullfighter Understand what’s going on during the three acts of bullfighting Daily one hour talk at 4:30 p.m. by author and former bullfighter Alexander Fiske-Harrison Reserve your tickets now Get a head start and read Alexander's blog: An Introduction to Toreo, The Art of Bullfighting Alexander Fiske-Harrison is a British author, journalist, conservationist, bull-runner and former bull-fighter. He has written and spoken on the world of the bulls for national and international media including The Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, GQ magazine, the BBC, CNN, and the Discovery Channel.
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