Pamplona Balconies

Finding a Balcony for the Running of the Bulls 

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.  

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; 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. 

Reserve your Pamplona balcony spot today for first-class views and the experience of a lifetime! 

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. 

Estafeta 

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. 

Mercaderes 

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! 

 

Take advantage of superior views, VIP service and unbeatable locations by renting your Pamplona balcony spot with us. Need additional trip planning guidance? Complete our Pamplona Expert Travel Advice form and we’ll get back to you shortly.  

Opening and Closing Balconies

  • Txupinazo Opening Ceremonies Balcony

    In Pamplona, the San Fermin Festival literally opens with a bang! The Txupinazo Opening Ceremonies, officially opened by Pamplona’s mayor, features rockets, the raising of panuelos and other exciting revelries. It is also the signal to the masses of partygoers that they may officially tie their red scarves around their necks.Dive into the mayhem with our Opening Ceremonies balcony and enjoy wine and tapas while experiencing San Fermin's most unique festival atmosphere.
    $300.00$810.00 Select options
  • Closing Ceremonies Balcony Spot: Pobre de Mi

    Sadly, as is with all things, the San Fermin Festival must come to an end, but it does so in magnificence.The Pobre de Mi Closing Ceremonies are a fitting tribute to the mayhem and pageantry of the Running of the Bulls and the San Fermin Festival. Thousands gather in the Plaza Consistorial to say goodbye to the fiesta through singing and dancing.Our Balcony is the perfect place to participate in the ceremony held annually on July 14th as you can be part of the festivities and also get a bird's eye view of this beautiful candle-lit event. The ceremony ends on a happy note as the Pamplonicas celebrate the next San Fermin Festival arrival being one day closer!
    $200.00 Add to cart

Bull Run Balconies – by Level

Bull Run Balconies – By Section

  • Bull Run Balcony Spot: Santo Domingo, Level 3

    This Pamplona balcony overlooking Calle Santo Domingo offers a great location for viewing the first stretch of the Running of the Bulls or "encierro", one of the most perilous parts of the run. From here, you are able to hear the participants sing the prayer to San Fermín before their run as well as see the runners looking for the bulls at the "corrales".Santo Domingo consists of 280 meters and is run by only the most experienced runners as the bulls tear extremely fast out of the gate and through this section of the Bull Run Route.This balcony also has a back door which will allow you to avoid the crowd of runners when entering the apartment. This is especially convenient for guests with children or those with limited mobility.
    $99.00$179.00 Select options
  • Bull Run Balcony Spot: Mercaderes, Level 1 or 2

    This is the perfect place to have an exciting experience and to be close to the bravo bulls!Before the race, from this location, viewers are able to watch the pastores (runners) take their positions and watch the police draw the line for maximum number of runners for the day.During the race, this section of the bull run route allows the bulls to slow down just slightly, giving spectators numerous photo opportunities.If you looking for value for the price you won't find a better deal than this.
    $179.00$229.00 Select options
  • Bull Run Balcony Spot: Dead Man’s Corner, Level 1 or 2

    Dead Man's Corner balconies are our Premium Balconies for enjoying the Running of the Bulls. These balconies boast exceptional views of Mercaderes Street and Dead Man's Corner.During the race, you can watch the bulls and runners make a hard right turn through Dead Man's Corner. As a Level 1 or Level 2 balcony, you will be close enough to smell the stench of the bulls and the fear in the runners. An hour before the Bull Run starts, the runners begin lining up directly under this window adding an extra bit of pre-run excitement!
    $209.00$249.00 Select options
  • Bull Run Balcony Spot: Estafeta, Level 1

    This balcony provides a view of the longest stretch of the bull run route down Estafeta Street. From the Level 1 balcony, you'll be right over the heads of the runners and bulls as they make their way up the final section of the route towards the Plaza de Toros.
    $179.00$229.00 Select options