When is the best time to book tickets for the Running of the Bulls?

When is the best time to book tickets for the Running of the Bulls?

Are you dreaming of experiencing the Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain? If so, we recommend that you book your tickets and reservations as far in advance as possible. 

Here's why:

1. Central hotels and apartments sell out: Pamplona's Old Quarter, the historic heart of the city where the Running of the Bulls festival takes place, is a charming but compact area. With roughly 175 acres of space—just one-fifth of the size of Manhattan's Central Park—accommodations in this area are in high demand during the festival, and the best places to stay fill up fast. By booking your accommodations in advance, you'll ensure that you have a comfortable place to rest your head after a day of adrenaline-fueled excitement.

2. Bullfight tickets sell out: For many, attending a bullfight is the highlight of the Running of the Bulls festival. However, securing tickets to these events can be a challenge, especially as the festival draws nearer. 90% of bullfight tickets are reserved in advance by season ticket holders, who renew their rights to a certain seat in the bullring year after year. With limited availability and high demand, the remaining bullfight tickets sell out quickly. By booking in advance, you'll have the opportunity to secure the best seats in the house and ensure that you don't miss out on this iconic cultural experience. Reserve your tickets here.

3. Balcony spaces overlooking the bull runs sell out: Watching the bull runs from a balcony overlooking the streets of Pamplona is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, balcony spaces are limited and highly coveted during the festival, so reserving a balcony in advance is essential. Large groups often opt to reserve entire private balconies more than a year ahead of time to guarantee their spot. Reserve your balcony here. If you would like to reserve an entire private balcony for a bull run, contact us

We suggest that you book your tickets as soon as you can once you decide to make Pamplona your destination for your summer getaway. From securing accommodations in the heart of the action to snagging coveted bullfight tickets and balcony spots, planning ahead is the key to making the most of this adrenaline-fueled party. Start planning your adventure to Pamplona today!

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