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Running with the bulls Pamplona

I’m looking for suggestions to book trip to Pamplona in July 2023 for running with the bulls.It’s my first trip to Spain so it’s not familiar and I’m a novice traveler.Thank you

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Well, don't get there late as they close the side streets they use for chutes and no, they will not let you in late. So said my tardy nephew, lol!

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Airports: Although Pamplona has its own airport, however the bigger airport nearby is Bilbao (BIO). For direct flights from the US you will probably need to opt for Madrid (MAD) or Barcelona (BCN). From those major cities you can travel to Pamplona by train (over 3 hours).

Flights can be found using https://www.kayak.com/ or also https://www.google.com/travel/flights

Clothing attire: Temperatures in Spain in July tend to be scorching hot, so dress accordingly, but for the specific event you plan to attend you should consider this garment as well: https://images.app.goo.gl/vTE25yYxXudFTNAQ9

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Be prepared for sky high hotel room prices. In 2017 the room we got for $105 a night was advertised for about $550 during San Fermín. Reserving now for next year is not uncommon.

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Before you go ahead and book your place to partake in this spectacle of cruelty and barbarity please consider the reality of running with the bulls:

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/pamplona-spain-running-with-the-bulls-animal-cruelty-tommy-lee-motley-crue-a7826441.html

https://www.peta2.com/news/running-of-the-bulls-cruel/

I know my response is irksome to some but I have thick skin. If I can persuade just one person to avoid this sick spectacle then I'm happy.

If this is your first visit to Spain forego the sickening animal abuse and enjoy the rest of what this fantastic country has to offer.