Happy San Fermín!

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The Irati River where Hemingway used to fish for trout / Matías Costa – ICEX

It’s San Fermín again, the annual festival that descends on the northern Spanish city of Pamplona (Navarre) every July, bringing with it local traditions, folkloric customs, fantastic regional gastronomy and a little event called the running of the bulls, all in honor of the region’s patron saint.

In addition to attracting people to the city in droves, the festive spirit of Sanfermines also spills out into the towns and countryside of Navarre.

One of the most famous fans of Pamplona and its San Fermín Festival was American writer Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway’s knowledge of Navarra didn’t stop there, however. He was also intimately familiar with many of the region’s other charms, and particularly its excellent gastronomy, which includes things like excellent piquillo peppers, artichokes and wine, among other things.

Learn more about Hemingway’s Navarre in Following Romance: Eating in Hemingway’s Footsteps in Navarre, on Foods and Wines from Spain.

 

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