Bullfight Tickets – by Section
The Andanada section of the bullfighting arena is the upper deck of the stadium. The back half of the section is covered, while the front half is exposed. Remember that the Sombra (shade) seats are considered more premium, not just because you avoid the hot summer sun, but because you are not forced to participate in the food fights and other antics of the local Peñas (social clubs). Sol y Sombra (partial sun) tickets are the next most sought-after tickets, and Andanada Sol (sun) are the lest expensive tickets in Pamplona’s bullfighting arena. Book Andanada Pamplona Bullfight tickets.
The Tendido section is the most popular, because it offers good views from the lower deck of the bullfighting arena, but doesn’t cost as much as Barrera or Contrabarrera. Tendido bullfight tickets are directly behind Contrabarrera and in front of Palco seats. You still need to choose between the Sombra (shade), Sol y Sombra (partial sun) or Sol (sun) sections. The Sol (sun) seats are close to where the Peñas (social clubs) party so be prepared to join in the music, fun and food fights if you sit there. If you sit in the Sombra (shade) seats, your neighbors will be serious Taurinos (bullfight fans) who expect you to remain quiet during each Matador’s performance. Book Tendido Pamplona Bullfight tickets.
Palco seats are box seats located behind the Tendido rows, and are the only lower-deck rows covered by a roof and providing backed chairs. The box is located next to the box of the President of the Plaze de Toros, offering an excellent view as the matadors play to this section of the crowd. *Note: Palco seats are not available for the July 5th Novadilla bullfight.* Book Palco Pamplona Bullfight tickets.
Contrabarrera seats are the two rows just behind Barrera. So you are still in the first three rows of the bullfighting arena – a place of honor for most fans of Spanish Bullfighting. It is important to note the difference between Sol (sun), Sol y Sombra (partial sun) and Sombra (shade) tickets, as they can impact your comfort in the stadium. Contrabarrera Sombra seats are occupied by very serious fans, who expect you to quietly observe each Matador’s performance. Call to inquire if this ticket type is available. The best alternative type is Palco Pamplona Bullfight tickets.
The most coveted seat in Pamplona – Barrera – is the first row at the Plaza de Toros. This is as close as it gets, and gives you the best possible view of the action on the sands of the arena. The Sombra (shade) seats are considered more premium, not just because you avoid the hot summer sun, but this is also where the true aficionados of bullfighting sit. If you choose these seats, your neighbors will expect you to quietly, respectfully, observe each Matador’s performance. Sol y Sombra (partial sun) tickets are next in value, while Sol (sun) is considered less valuable. Prices here reflect both supply and demand. Call to inquire if this ticket type is available. The best alternative type is Palco Pamplona Bullfight tickets.