The best place to behold the Running of the Bulls is from the comfort of a private balcony, and we are here to help you find the very best Pamplona balcony rentals. Reserve your spot early for the ultimate vantage point of this action-packed and always unpredictable spectacle. By renting a balcony for El Encierro (the bull run), you will have the perfect base to watch the hair-raising moments as man and beast bolt furiously down Pamplona’s narrow streets. Feel the intensity of the chase, the roar of the crowd, and revel in the stellar views afforded from our prime balcony locations in the heart of the city.
Pamplona Balcony Rental
Search our database of private Pamplona balconies and experience the glory of San Fermin Festival’s main event. If you prefer an up-close seat to the wild energy and hectic moments, choose a first or second-story apartment balcony; balconies on higher floors are better options for panoramic vistas and longer views of the run. Find the right balcony for your budget and secure the best views for the centuries-old Running of the Bulls. Our convenient Trip Plans app with GPS leads you straight to the balcony door, where an English-speaking guide welcomes guests. Running of the Bulls balcony rental rates vary depending on the street and floor level of the balcony you choose. We have a range of basic to premium balcony spots along the bull run route. You need to secure your Pamplona balcony spot early in the season because balconies and spaces are extremely limited. All our spots guarantee you a front-row view on a shared balcony. We do not over-book our balconies. Whether you book a basic, mid-range, or premium balcony, we always strive to deliver good quality experience.
Bull Run Balconies – by Section
Dead Man’s Corner
The Running of the Bulls is staged along several streets of Pamplona’s old quarter. Of all the extraordinary places to witness the action from above, none surpass the balconies overlooking Dead Man’s Corner. Known locally as “La Curva,” the corner of Mercaderes and Estafeta Street is one of the most dangerous sections of El Encierro. This infamous curve is where both runners and bulls are forced to make a perilous 90-degree turn, and the results make for spectacular photos. Some beasts collide into the barricades and others wipe out completely, as runners maneuver around pointed horns and cloven hooves. Dead Man’s Corner is arguably one of the best spots to watch the run, and our balconies keep you safely out of the fray as you view the charge toward the bullring! This is where photographers get incredible snapshots of all the chaos, and you can too with our premium Dead Man’s Curve balcony spaces. These spots are some of our most requested and sell out quickly. Experience the adrenaline, the danger and the thrills of Dead Man’s Corner, where beasts and people collide.
At just over 300 meters, Calle Estafeta makes up the longest portion of the Running of the Bulls. Pamplona’s most famous street is lined with private apartment balconies boasting exceptional views. Balconies on the first and second levels of Calle Estafeta are the most popular and priced accordingly, but keep in mind that higher floors yield more expansive views at considerably lower rates. Another great option is to rent a balcony spot closer to the end of Estafeta, which marks the penultimate stage of the event. From this vantage point, you can see the beasts and runners make a gradual left turn through the Telefonica section of the bull run. A visible change of pace among bulls and runners makes this stretch particularly exciting.
Calle Mercaderes is the second stage of Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, and this 100-meter stretch is one of the shortest but most anticipated as it leads up to Dead Man’s Corner. Apartment balconies along this portion of the old quarter offer amazing views of valiant runners stumbling, pushing and jostling alongside bulls as they try to keep pace and avoid injury. For an unparalleled view of the chaos, the danger and the heart-pounding excitement, a Mercaderes balcony spot does not disappoint.
Private and Shared Balconies at the Running of the Bulls
Private balconies are the safest and most comfortable way to experience the pandemonium and drama of Pamplona’s El Encierro. If this remarkable event is on your Bucket List, don’t delay in reserving your spot soon as balcony spaces along Estafeta, Mercaderes and Dead Man’s Corner sell out fast!
Once you get your Pamplona balcony rental, here’s a few tips you’ll want to know.
The Running of the Bulls starts every morning at 8:00 am. Make sure you arrive at your bull run balcony by 6:30 am. The Encierro route gets extremely busy and crowded. It can be quite challenging to navigate your way around the throngs of people and barricades. Pamplona police are well trained in crowd control and it’s easy to get blocked from where you want to go and need to be by a certain time. It’s smart to locate your Running of the Bulls balcony the day prior to your rental. This can help alleviate a very stressful start to your day on a morning you may have been anticipating for many years. One of our guides will be waiting for you at the door of your assigned Pamplona balcony, and you’ll be taken inside and up to the apartment once it’s time. The guide will show you around, serve as your host in the apartment, then take you downstairs after the streets have been cleared and it’s safe to re-enter. Whether your desire is to have the very best view of the bull run, or to save some money on your Pamplona balcony rentals, we have an option for you.