Pamplona/Iruña BullringPaseo Hemingway, s/n, Pamplona
Tel: +34 948 22 10 59
5.0 Stars written by The Gimp
Brilliant visit, thanks to the staff that let me kill a tethered calf with a plank of wood with nails through it and then drink its warm blood. I loved the experience so much I befriended the local mayor who invited me to throw a goat off a clock tower in a new festival he was promoting for the town. Thanks again!
5.0 Stars written by Uldis Dantche
Fullfiled my dream of visiting the town and the bull ring. Very nice Spanish town
5.0 Stars written by Jan Smith
Must see, but the video at station 3 is gruesome, showing multiple scenes of brutal acts of bullfighting. That is what this is all about, and this brings it to vivid life. Not for the animal lovers. The displays in station 3 are extensive but no English. Nice audio tour though, and the first stop is interesting, placing you in a video surrounded by runners and bulls.
4.0 Stars written by BKM
This review is on the bullring, not bull fighting.
It's a good place to see a bull fight, big enough but small enough so every seat has a good view. Make sure you know where the tickets you are buying are in the ring. On hot summer days sitting in the side that has full sun can be tough on us light skinned folks!
5.0 Stars written by Avery Lieu
I came here during the San Fermin Festival and only because I ran with the bulls, so my experience might differ from how it normally is.
This is the endpoint of the Running of the Bulls. Once and if you make it in the plaza before the police seal off the entrance, there's a big celebration for finishing the run. The arena is filled with both spectators and participants. Some of the funny moments are displayed on jumbotrons and festive music is played.
After a little celebrating, an adolescent bull is released into the arena for participants to taunt, run away from, etc. Some trainers eventually lead the bull out of the arena, and people resume celebrating. Another bull is released and eventually led off again. This cycle repeats itself a few times, until they let a full grown male bull in the arena. This is the last round. Most people choose to leave afterwards, but you can continue to celebrate in the arena.
I didn't realize that bulls were released into the arena after the run, as the festival is somewhat disorganized and chaotic. I do not recommend engaging with the bulls in the arena unless you're fit, healthy, and understand the risks involved. I saw a couple of people trampled and headbutted. Some people were brought out in stretchers. Some people were also gored during my run... It's definitely an experience, but one that I checked off of my bucket list and will never do again.