Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Review of Sanfermines 2014


The crowd gathering in the town hall square for the opening ceremony, el chupinazo at noon on the 6th.


Running With The Bulls

The Pastores walking the route of the encierro the morning of the 7th.

The Torrestrella bulls, in their 13th appearance, had the first goring on the first day, 7 July in an encierro that lasted only 2 min 25 sec.  There were 5 other injuries.
The bulls from the Dolores Aguirre ranch, in their 15th running of the bulls, ran the route in 2 min. 20 sec.,  the 21st fastest encierro.  Although they have a history of serious injuries and the 5th most gorings, there were none this morning, but there were 3 serious injuries.
Running with the Victoriano del Río bulls on 9 July. Time: 3 min. 23 sec.   This was the 5th appearance of the Victoriano bulls for Sanfermines.  There were 2 goring, including the writer Bill Hillmann, who had just published his latest co-authored work "How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona", and 3 serious injuries that morning.
July 10, waiting for the encierro to begin.  The Garcigrande bulls from Salamanca, in their first appearance for Sanfermines, ran the course in fast 2 min. 30 sec., leaving two runners on Santo Domingo gored in their wake, along with 6 serious injuries.  It proved a very dangerous run, with at least 80 minor injuries along the way.
The Garcigrande bulls racing down Mercaderes.
The Miura bulls, in their 34th appearance in Pamplona for Sanfermines, caused major panic on the last run of the festival at the corner of Mercaderes and Estafeta, La Curva, when one bull fell and came away with 3 goings and 4 serious injuries as a result.

The Last Day

Finishing the fiesta with our street lunch on the 14th...
and the Pobre de mi, the closing ceremony at midnight.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bulls Before Breakfast by Peter Milligan

Our friend, Peter Milligan, has a new book coming out shortly, Bulls Before Breakfast, with a forward by John Hemingway.  It's available on Amazon as a pre-sale.  I've already read the original draft and it's quite interesting.


You can visit his blog at: http://www.bullsbeforebreakfast.com/ and his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-N-Milligan/798307823569836

Friday, January 23, 2015

New elevator for the Plaza de Toros de Pamplona

MECA is proposing a new elevator for the Plaza de Toros de Pamplona.

La Casa de Misericordia ha solicitado autorización para instalar un ascensor en la plaza de Toros de Pamplona, unespacio con apacidad pare 19.720 espectadores.

El proyecto precisa de un Plan Especial proque el elevadorse situaría en el exterior del coso, sn suelo público. Sería el tercero, pero el primero con parada en andanada.



Plaza de Toros de Pamplona


Peñas celebrating the fiesta in the Andanada Sol section





Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Bulls Of Sanfermines 2015 Have Been Announced!

La Casa de Misericordia de Pamplona has announced their selection of the ganaderías, bull raising ranches, that will be participating in the Feira de Toro, the festival of the bull during the Fiesta de San Fermín 2015.

Running down Mercaderes on day 1 of the encierro

Two new ranches will be represented in 2015, José Escolar Gil (Toledo), and Tajo y la Reina (Áliva), while the fighting bulls from Miura (Sevilla), Victoriano de Río (Madrid), Jandilla (Badajoz), Conde de la Maza (Sevilla), Garcigrande y Domingo Hernández (Salamanca), Fuente Ymbro (Cádiz) will all be returning for another fiesta.

The bulls of El Capea will be in the rejones on the 6th of July, and the bulls of El Parralejo will fight in the novillada on the 5th.

Join us in Pamplona for the Running of the bulls!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Exclusive Packages for the Running of the Bulls 2015

Experience the Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls in 2015 with Sanfermín Tours and Peña Seattle!



4 days / 3 nights - Arriving 5, 6 or 7 July 2015
City Center:
4-star hotel - Basic Packages starting at €999,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy
Old Quarter:
4-star hotel - Basic Packages starting at €1.799,98 EUR/person, stabdard double room, doubleoccupancy
What’s Included:
  • Pañuelo and festival shirt from Peña Seattle de Sanfermines
  • VIP balcony reservations for the encierro, the running of the bulls (on one morning)
  • Special breakfast following the running
  • Breakfast at the hotel on two mornings

Single and Triple occupancy packages are available for the Basic Program in our city center hotel.

CONTACT US FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:  info@iberiantraveler.com


4 days / 3 nights - Arriving 5, 6 or 7 July 2015
City Center:
4-star hotel - Standard Packages starting at €1.374,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy
Old Quarter:4-star hotel - Standard Packages starting at €2.149,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy
4-star luxury hotel - Standard Packages starting at €2.649,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy
What’s Included:
  • Transfer from Pamplona's airport or train station to the hotel.
  • Pañuelo and festival shirt from Peña Seattle de Sanfermines
  • Special Pintxos and Fireworks Program (one night)
  • VIP balcony reservations for the encierro, the running of the bulls (2 days)
  • Special breakfast following the running
  • Breakfast at the hotel on your day of departure

Single and Triple occupancy packages are available for the Standard Program in our city center hotel.  Quad occupancy packages available on a limited basis (family with two children).

CONTACT US FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:  info@iberiantraveler.com


Special VIP Program for the opening ceremony - “el chupinazo"
VIP PROGRAM
4 days / 3 nights - Arriving 5 July 2015
City Center:
4-star hotel - VIP Packages starting at €2.049,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy

Old Quarter:
4-star hotel -
VIP Packages starting at €2.624,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy
4-star luxury hotel - VIP Pacakges starting at €3.249,98 EUR/person, standard double room, double occupancy
What’s Included:
  • 5 July - Transfer from Pamplona's airport or train station to your hotel
  • 5 July - Pañuelo and festival shirt from Peña Seattle de Sanfermines
  •  6 July - Breakfast at the hotel
  • 6 July - Experience the opening ceremony from the comfort of a private balcony in the town hall square
  • 6 July - Special Celebration Lunch of traditional Navarran cuisine
  • 6 July - Special Pintxos and Fireworks Program
  • 7 July - VIP balcony reservations for the first encierro
  • 7 July - Spacial breakfast following the running.
  • 7 July - City Tour and a chance to join the Procession of San Fermín
  • 8 July - VIP balcony reservations for the second encierro
  • 8 July - Special breakfast following the second running
  • 8 July - Check out by noon, continue your adventure in Spain, Portugal or France

Single and Triple occupancy packages are available for the Standard Program in our city center hotel.  Quad occupancy packages available on a limited basis (family with two children).

CONTACT US FOR COMPLETE PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:  info@iberiantraveler.com

Additional Basic and Standard Packages are available beginning on the 8th of July with a 2-night minimun stay.


Running with the bulls along Calle Estafeta