‘¡No os importe matar! Sanfermines 1978’

A look at what happened and who was responsible. Un libro en el que Sabino Cuadra apunta a responsabilidades penales (el comisario Rubio y el comandante Ávila) y políticas (Martín Villa). Rodolfo Martín Villa ha sido imputado por la Fiscalía de Argentina por crímenes contra la humanidad. Sabino Cuadra: “Martín Villa es el precursor de … More ‘¡No os importe matar! Sanfermines 1978’

Las Monjas Bulls run the 1st encierro of the Fiestas de Tafalla 2019

  Tafalla’s running of the bulls began this morning with the Las Monjas bulls from Sevilla.  It was a fast run of just over 2 minutes with only 4 injuries, three from Navarra and one from France. See the Official Program The Fiesta in Tafalla, located 30 km south of Pamplona, runs from August 14-20 each … More Las Monjas Bulls run the 1st encierro of the Fiestas de Tafalla 2019

Sanfermines 2019 Cartel Poster

This year’s cartel poster is a work by César Barrio, the 60th poster commissioned by La Casa de Misericordia, the charity which owns the bullring, the Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, the 3rd largest bullring in Spain. Contact Sanfermin Tours for additional information or to arrange a package for the running of the bulls.

Peñas de Pamplona and Sanfermines

There are seventeen official Peñas, social clubs, in Pamplona, numbering from a few hundred members to more then a thousand,.  Much like the Sociedades Gastronómicas, the members-only gastronomic societies in the Basque country, their main purpose is to get together in their clubhouses during the year to celebrate their culture and cuisine, but Pamplona’s Peñas also … More Peñas de Pamplona and Sanfermines

Historic Images of the Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls

 100 years ago the world and the fiesta looked much different than it does today. The “war to end all wars” had finally come to an end on November 11, 1918 and the world was ready to move on.  It would still be a few years before Papa Hemingway made his way south from Paris … More Historic Images of the Fiesta de San Fermín and the Running of the Bulls

Sanfermines ’78

Throughout its long history, the Sanfermines has been interrupted on only a few occasions, and always for political reasons.  In 1937 and 1938 it was because of the Civil War, La Guerra Civil (17 July 1936-1 April 1939) and as recently as 1997, when there was a partial suspension of the fiesta following the kidnapping … More Sanfermines ’78