Where to park for Sanfermines 2022

In Parkimeter we give you the best tips for parking in the city of Pamplona for the Sanfermines 2022

5 July 2022
Where to park for Sanfermines 2022
Where to park for Sanfermines 2022

This next 6th of July in Pamplona the ex-footballer and ex-coach Juan Carlos Unzué will perform the Chupinazo to start the Sanfermines this 2022, which will be celebrated until the 14th of July 2022.

The Sanfermines is one of the biggest celebrations in the world that is held in the capital of Navarra, Pamplona. For nine consecutive days, you can celebrate the running of the bulls and also enjoy the concerts and festivities that take place in its narrow streets.

Parking near the Sanfermines Bull Runs 2022

The Old Quarter of the city of Pamplona is the main tourist attraction of the city due to its history, its beauty and the bars and restaurants that offer an incredible atmosphere for all those who visit the city. It should be noted that the Old Quarter is a pedestrian zone, which means that access to vehicles is prohibited.

As we mentioned earlier, as it is a pedestrian zone, you cannot drive in the Old Quarter area; it is only accessible by foot, which is why you will have to park your car outside the central area.

So, if you are thinking of visiting the city of Pamplona and you want to go by car, keep in mind that you will not be able to park your car in the Old Quarter area, but you will be able to park it in the surrounding neighbourhoods without going too far away. Ideally, you should park your car outside the central area and walk to visit the city.

With Parkimeter you can compare the car parks in the city and choose the one that is most convenient for you in terms of distance or price, and you can also book your parking space in advance, so that you can be sure of a place to leave your car on the days you want to visit the city during the Sanfermines.

Parking in the streets of Pamplona for the running of the bulls

The city of Pamplona (on the outskirts of the Old Quarter) offers different types of regulated parking areas where you can park your car. These zones are mainly differentiated by their colour and price: blue zone, green zone, orange zone and red zone. The blue zone is mainly for residents and these have no time limit, for other users there is a parking time limitation of a maximum of 2 hours; the green zone is exclusively for residents; the orange zone is for residents who have unlimited parking and also for users who park for a maximum period of one day; and, finally, the red zone, both residents and non-residents can park during the established hours, outside these hours, only residents can park.

The timetables are as follows: Blue and orange zones: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm / Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2 pm / Sundays and public holidays: free of charge. Red and green zones: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm / Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.

Pamplona city centre is very well connected, so you can park your car on the outskirts and walk or take other public transport such as the bus, train or take a taxi to get to your main destination.

Everything you need to know about the running of the bulls and the Sanfermines 2022

What are the Sanfermines?

The Sanfermines is a spanish celebration that is characterised by the running of the bulls. The people dress in white trousers, a white T-shirt or polo shirt, trainers and a red scarf or sash, which is a typical symbol of the event.

The origin of the Sanfermines dates back several centuries, although it was not until Ernest Hemingway's book "Fiesta" was published, that the festival became known. Tradition has it that the red neckerchief must be worn around the neck as long as the sanfermines are alive, which is why people carry it in their pocket, in their hand or tied around their wrist until the Chupinazo is given. At that moment, people raise the neckerchief in the air shouting "Viva San Fermín, Gora San Fermín" and this is the start of this great festivity.

What do the running of the bulls consist of?

The most famous activity of the Sanfermines is the running of the bulls. The running of the bulls is a race of people over a distance of 850 metres in front of six bulls that will be fought in the bullring. Although it may seem like it, the running of the bulls is not compulsory, but if you want to attend there are a number of rules and prohibitions that you should know before you go: You must be of legal age (18 years or older) to be able to participate. It is forbidden to wear inappropriate footwear It is forbidden to attract the attention of the bulls to divert them from the course or to run towards them. It is forbidden to wait for the bulls to start in corners or doorways with blind spots. It is forbidden to go beyond the police barriers or to enter areas forbidden by the authorities. It is forbidden to participate in the encierro under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is forbidden to carry objects that could harm the animals. It is forbidden to keep the doors of shops or houses open during the run.

What is the route for the running of the bulls?

The route of San Fermín starts on the slope of Santo Domingo, from there we go to the Plaza Consistorial, where the Chupinazo is given and where more than 12.000 people congregate every year, therefore kicking off the celebration. Then you head towards Calle Mercaderes, where you find the famous bend where all the falls and slips of the bulls take place. The last stretch is already in the famous Estafeta Street that goes to the Bullring, where the famous monument of the running of the bulls, the work of Rafael Huerta, is located.

Complete poster for San Fermín 2022

Tuesday 5th July: Young bulls from the Pincha bull-ranch for Jorge Martínez, Isaac Fonseca and Álvaro Alarcón. Wednesday 6th July: El Capea bulls for bullfighting for Leonardo Hernández, Guillermo Hermoso de Mendoza and Roberto Armendáriz. Thursday 7th July: Bulls from El Capea and Cuvillo for Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, El Juli, Roca Rey and Morante de la Puebla. Friday 8th July: Bulls from Fuente Ymbro for Daniel Luque, Álvaro Lorenzo and José Garrido. Saturday 9th July: Bulls of José Escolar: Rubén Pinar, Joselito Adame and Javier Cortés. Sunday 10th July: Bulls from La Palmosilla for Leo Valadez, Rafaelillo and Manuel Escribano. Monday 11th July: Bulls from Cebada Gago for Juan Leal, Romás and Colomo. Tuesday 12th July: Bulls from Jandilla for Ginés Marín, Alejandro Talavante and Diego Urdiales. Wednesday 13th July: Bulls from Victoriano del Río for Paco Ureña, Roca Rey and Miguel Ánel Perera. Thursday 14th July: Bulls from Eduardo Miura for Antonio Ferrera.

What can I see in Pamplona?

If you are thinking of visiting Pamplona this 2022, in the following article you will find recommendations of places in Pamplona that you cannot miss, advice on means of transport whether private or public: what means of transport you can take to get around the city (bus, train, taxi, bike, etc.) or where you can park with the respective information of the areas where you can park or car parks that you can find near the centre. You can access all the information by clicking here.

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