Ernest Hemingway made the Festival of San Fermín famous outside of Spain. He set part of his famous novel "The Sun Also Rises" (also known as "Fiesta"), in Pamplona. Written in 1926, it has attracted people from all over the world to come to the fiestas of Pamplona.

Hemingway visited Pamplona many times during his life, and attended the fiestas in 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1953, 1956 and 1959. 

While it is known that Hemingway participated in the Suelta de Vaquillas (loose cows in the bullring after the run) it is generally accepted that he didn’t run in the encierro, or if he did, he wasn’t close to the bulls. Hemingway received a fair bit of shrapnel in his legs during the war in Italy so it is unlikely that he would have been able to run well in front of the bulls.

Statue of Hemingway

Located inside the "Hemingway bar" of "Cafe Iruña"

Plaza del Castillo

Pamplona (Navarra) Spain

Located outside the main gate of the Bullring "Plaza de toros"

Paseo de Hemingway

Pamplona (Navarra) Spain

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