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Visit to Pamplona: beyond the Sanfermines

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Town Hall Square

The almost 850 meters that separate the Cuesta de Santo Domingo from the Plaza de Toros place Pamplona on the first page of newspapers, websites and televisions around the world every year between July 7 and 14. But, beyond the excitement of the San Fermín enclosures and the bustle of their parties, rest and wake up every day a small and quiet city in which to discover, at a leisurely pace, centuries of history, culture and gastronomy.

A plank of pine wood from Navarre forests, with the number 1 painted, marks the beginning of this route, in the place where the bulls sleep every night that will start their journey at 8 am to begin their journey to the Pamplona coast. The Museum and the Archive of Navarra escort these pens from which the horned will start their fast career through the streets of Pamplona.

Bullring

A few meters away, San Fermin watches the narrow and steep beginning of the confinement from its privileged position in a niche that murmurs the song that hundreds of young men sing to him every morning during the holidays. Only those 9 days you can see the true figure of the saint, who places minutes before 8 hours the widow of a runner. But also the rest of the year it is inevitable to stop the passage, turn your eyes and, accomplice, make a wish to the replica of the pattern.

San Fermín in its niche

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