last update: 07/07/2023 – 15:00
Thousands of people participated on Friday in the first running of the bulls of the San Fermín festivities in Pamplona (northern Spain).
Thousands of people participated on Friday in the first running of the bulls of the festivities of San Fermin in Pamplona (north of Spain).
Several runners suffered blows and hard falls in the 8am bull run, but no one was gored by the beasts, a frequent feature of the show.
The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. Almost 1.7 million people visited Pamplona on the occasion of the 2022 celebrations, and the forecasts are higher for this year, once all the limitations of the COVID-19.
In the running of the bulls, six bulls led by six tame oxen go through the streets of Pamplona for about two minutes and 30 seconds before reaching the bullring.