El encierro (The running of the bulls) 2019

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When: Saturday, July 6, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019

The 6th of July is the holiday of Saint Firmin, the Patron of Pamplona.

This day is the beginning of one of the amazing events in the world. Between the 6th and the 14th of July, for eight days, the residents of the city release big bulls to run free in the city’s streets.

The bulls, in groups of six big bulls and six small bulls, are freed from their bullpen and run amok in the narrow streets of the old city of Pamplona till they arrive to the Arena where the Corrida will take place in the evening.

The local residents, wearing white cloths with red kerchief that is typical to the city cover their neck, run madly in front of the galloping bulls in order to avoid being bunted or being run over. In the evening they go to the Corrida, drink a lot of wine, sing and dance until losing their heads.

Those who are interested in taking part in the race have to be in course before 7:30. Later, on exactly 8:00 the bulls are released to the street and the mad running starts.

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Contact details:
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona. Plaza Consistorial S/N. C.P. 31001 Pamplona/Irua (Navarra). Phone: 948 42 01 00

Country Information

Capital:
Madrid
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
220v 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+34
Time Zone:
UTC+1 ,(Summer UTC+2)
Language:
Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.
Location:
Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
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Tourist website:
Information address:
INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA - TURESPAÑA Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid - Tel.913433500
Climate:
Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast.
Spain background and overview
Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
948
Longitude:
-1.64323°
Latitude:
42.81687°

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