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We are often asked the question, “Where is the best place to watch the Running of the Bulls?” There are a select few viewing angles we would recommend, and one of those is the famous “La Curva.” American Runner Joe Distler, a legend in Pamplona, made this part of the course popular during his annual adventures in the streets.
Pamplona Tours has an incredible balcony location at the corner of Calle de Mercaderes and Calle de Estafeta, known as “Dead Man’s Curve” during San Fermin Festival. As the bulls come charging down the street, there is a 90 degree turn that has unpredictable results.
Sometimes the bulls make the turn, sometime they wipe out, sometimes runners get caught in all of the mess. Enjoy this incredible view with a breakfast in your belly!
We have a magnificent viewpoint of all of this chaos, so choose your date and reserve your spot today!
“How many people does the balcony hold”
There are 6 small balconies that hold five people each.
“What floor are the balconies located?”
We are located on the 4th viewing level of the building.
“Is being on the fourth viewing level too far from the action?”
We understandably get this question a lot, and here is our experience. Humans and bulls are about the same height, and since Estafeta Street is long and straight, runners have the best opportunity to run in front and behind the bulls successfully. As the runners surround the bulls, they block everything but the bull horns.
At this particular location, we have had balconies in the past on a lower level, and while the experience was just above the fray, the amount of time our guests could see the bulls was brief. After waiting a few years, we were able to secure a balcony on the 3rd viewing level that would afford a longer viewing experience.
“Is there a breakfast served?”
Yes, there is a traditional Spanish breakfast served each morning.
“How long are we allowed to be on the balcony”
From roughly 7 am until 8:20 Am
“How do we get to the balcony in the morning?”
We have an informational flyer with everything you need to know. We recommend you join our walking party each morning just to be safe.
“Can we book multiple days?”
Yes, based on availability.
My wife and I have booked tour groups all over the world and the group at Pamplona Tours was without a doubt the best group we have gone anywhere with. Through the booking process and approach to the trip they were very responsive. Once in Spain their attention to detail and their excitement could be seen in everything we did. This is a wonderful group that we will certainly use again!
The Pamplona Tours team were hands down the best, funniest, and on-the-ball team I have ever planned anything with! They had our events well planned out, orchestrated on time and thought out. The staff were all so great and made this vacation a memorable one! Use this company, you won't regret it!
We booked a trip with Pamplona Tours to Run With the Bulls for 2017. It was the best decision we could have made. Our experience doing the event and being guided by Toby and his team was amazing. They put together a first-rate package that was flawless. They were knowledgeable, accommodating and very friendly. We bonded right away and the fun began! They showed us the town, arranged great meals, and were available whenever we needed them. They were never without ideas and suggestions and took charge to be sure we all had a good time. Our group of ten highly recommends Pamplona Tours for the chance to Run With The Bulls!
Pamplona Tours is a part of the Bucket List Events family. We’ve been taking clients to the Running of the Bulls festival every year since 2007 and are confident we take clients on the best Pamplona tour possible!