The one and only Internet café in the old city, Pamplona, is the "Kuria Net", located at Calle Curia, # 15, in the heart of the fiesta. This internet café usually opens by about 10:30am, daily, depending on the late night hours of the employees who work there! This past San Fermín fiesta, 2008, it was open by about 11am, each morning, at the latest. "Kuria Net" is usually open until about 11pm, each night.
|Here is a photo explanation of why nearly every group of revelers, everywhere, stops what they are doing in the late evening hours of the sanfermines, to witness the extraordinary FIREWORKS extravaganzas over Pamplona, beginning each night at 11pm......we'll see you there!!|
You may enjoy knowing that the world's most outstanding fireworks displays happen each night of the sanfermines, beginning at 11pm, at the Parque de la Ciudadela....These fabulous fireworks are free and open to the public!! We suggest that you bring a blanket to sit on, as often the grass is wet with late night dampness and/or sangria, wines and other assorted refreshments. From the area of the Town Hall, follow the pedestrians on Calle Nueva, heading to the fireworks extravaganzas.....At the end of Calle Nueva, cross the intersecting streets at the Hotel Tres Reyes.....and, follow the pedestrians who are all headed to the ancient Roman fortifications, where the fireworks take place...Enjoy! (We never miss this event!!)
The official countdown to the sanfermines, 2009, continues today, as we celebrate the SECOND step of the San Fermín ladder...!! It is very customary - and, expected!! - among our family and friends in Pamplona, to celebrate each step of the SAN FERMIN Stairway - the steps being the dates 1st of January, 2nd of February, 3rd of March, 4th of April, 5th of May, 6th of June and the 7th of July. These dates through June are perfect excuses for having all night "pre-fiesta fiestas" among the social clubs and local Pamploneses to remind ourselves of the unbridled excitement of the San Fermin fiestas themselves....which will erupt on the 7th of July - the final step of this year's Stairway!!
Enjoy this 2nd step of the San Fermin ladder today! And, remember our declaration: "¡Ya Falta Menos!"....which translates to: "One Day Closer!"
We need to emphasize again that if you are bothered by huge crowds, it will be best for you to STAY OUT of this CHUPINAXCO activity! There are only about 2500 sq. meters of ground space in the Town Hall Square (called the Plaza Consistorial), and there are an estimated 13,000 very wild revelers pushing their way into the Square, all at the same time! In simpler terms, there are about 5 to 6 persons crushed into EACH sq. meter of ground space!
Also, because of these unforgiving crowds, and because of the fact that once you get into the Square, you cannot get out....we caution you about bringing valuables into the Square with you!! Do NOT bring cash, passports, wallets, jewelry, watches, hotel/room keys, etc into this crowded madness of the CHUPINAXCO, as professional pickpockets love this event, too!
Being all this as it may be, we do love the CHUPINAXCO!!......so much fun to celebrate the opening ceremonies with our family and friends from Pamplona! If you are serious about watching this spectacle from a safe location, we encourage you to contact us right away, as balcony places for this wild CHUPINAXCO, 2009, event are very limited! We'll see you there!!