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It is necessary to have a press pass to enter the area of the running of the bulls. Pamplona City Hall issue them.
Download the regulations on using a press pass
To register as a media worker and gain access to the fencing at the running of the bulls in order to take photographs, it is necessary to get in touch with Pamplona City Hall some weeks before the start of the fiestas. This entity organizes the fiestas and it looks after permissions for press passes. Passes are limited because the space itself for the press media is limited at the running of the bulls. There are no restrictions about taking photographs from outside the fencing area, from balconies, etc. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED FOR RUNNERS TO TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE THE COURSE, even if this is a press job or any kind of artistic work. The press pass does not give right of access to a specific point, but does give permission to access the area. The earlier you go, the better position you can find at the fencing. City Hall also deal with press pass requests in Casa Seminario, which is a building located beside City Hall with various balconies at the end of the Santo Domingo slope and City Hall square.
Passes for the Chupinazo Opening Day and the Pobre de Mi Closing event can be got from Pamplona City Hall, Press Passes for the City Hall and Casa Seminario.
Photos and Video work at the Chupinazo is usually carried out from the building known as Casa Seminario (photographic journalism only -left side from City Hall Building on Consistorial Square-) and the journalists are given passes for the third floor along with the councilors and others where they can do their work. On this floor the Chupinazo rockets are set off to announce the opening of the fiestas. Guests are given the second floor to view proceedings from.
Access to the press seats inside the Bullring
It is necessary to have a special press pass in order to photograph in the Bullring. The Regional Government of Navarra is responsible for these passes. The regional police give out press passes to allow access to the press seats inside the Bullring. It is necessary to make application a month before at: email@example.com.
Few seats are available and there are preference rights given to the local newspapers, and specialized reporters .
Take photos on Bullring
To get permission to take photos from the stands it is necessary to get permission from the Casa de Misericordia Old Folk's Residence as this institution is the owner of the bullring. To use a video from the stands it is necessary to get in contract with the owners of the broadcasting rights. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 this was the national TV channel - Cuatro TV. It is necessary to get in touch with the Production Department of this TV channel or with the production company in charge of the broadcasting at their location beside the bullring.
It is necessary to have a pass to watch the nightly "encierrillo" when the bulls are brought up to the pens in readiness for the morning run. The Pamplona Municipal Police are responsible for these passes. Check out the encierrillo section to learn how to gain access. The Municipal Police give out passes for the media directly. Apply to Policía Municipal de Pamplona. C/ MONASTERIO DE IRACHE 2, PLANTA BAJA. 31011 - PAMPLONA. 948-420648. Flashes and lights are prohibited during this event..