The Spanish city of Pamplona in the Navarra region near the Pyrennees is famous for the San Fermin Festival, which attracts around 1,000,000 visitors every July 6th – 14th. The event celebrates Saint Fermin, one of the patron saints of Pamplona. Since 1591 he has been celebrated in July to coincide with commercial secular fairs where people would bring their livestock to market. These days the event is celebrated with music, feasting and drinking with a non stop party atmosphere. The daily custom of the Running of the Bulls, or El Encierro, is known the world over.
DEGREES Tip: Gay scene in Pamplona is not relevant but, if you are arriving in Spain in July… Pamplona is a must!