It could be any day between the 7th and the 14th of July, we are in Pamplona and it's 6 o'clock on a cool summer morning in which locals and visitors from all over the world still trying to squeeze the most out of the night are mingling with others who arrive pristine in shirts as white as white to see or maybe run the bull run at 8.
Whatever your case, you simply cannot miss the bull run. That's why we propose 3 different ways to experience it live.
FROM THE FENCE
There is a double fence made of 3,000 pieces all along the route from which to enjoy the bull run. The innermost fence is for runners, medical teams, the press, etc., while the outermost one is for the general public. If you go for this option, then you'll have to get up early and arrive no later than 6 a.m.
FROM A BALCONY
Another more comfortable and equally valid option is to watch the bull run from a balcony. Then you can see not only the stretch visible from your balcony, but also the rest of the bull run on TV, before finishing with a tasty breakfast to set you up for the day. Contact the companies that offer this service.
IN THE BULLRING
You can go straight to the Bullring and experience the last stretch of the bull run there, seeing the runners and then the bulls as they storm in. There are different shows and music in the bullring to entertain you as you wait. The ticket also means you can watch heifers being released into the bullring for the amusement of the runners after the bull run finishes. If you prefer this option, bear in mind that it is wise to get there early and to buy your tickets online or from the bullring ticket office, which opens at 6 a.m.
However you go about it, you'll enjoy a heap of emotions hard to explain to anyone who has never lived the experience...