Dead Man’s Curve Balcony Rental

View from Dead Man’s Curve

Dead Man’s Curve Balcony: Witness the most dangerous portion of the Running of the Bulls from just above the chaos!


We are often asked the question, “Where is the best place to watch the Running of the Bulls?” There are a select few viewing angles we would recommend, and one of those is the famous “La Curva,” or “Dead Man’s Curve.” American Runner Joe Distler, a legend in Pamplona, made this part of the course popular during his annual adventures in the streets.

Bucket List Events has an incredible balcony location at the corner of Calle de Mercaderes and Calle de Estafeta, known as “La Curva” during San Fermin Festival. As the bulls come charging down the street, there is a sharp 90 degree turn that has unpredictable results.

Sometimes the bulls make the turn, sometime they wipe out, sometimes runners get caught in all of the mess. Enjoy this incredible view with a breakfast in your belly!

We have a magnificent viewpoint of all of this chaos, so choose your date and reserve your spot today!

Listen to the experts talk about the uniqueness of “La Curva,” and we can give you an incredible view of the action!

Dead Man's Curve Balcony

The pastores take their positions

Frequently Asked Questions

“How many people does the balcony hold”

There are six balconies that hold 5 people each.

“What floor are the balconies located?”

We are located on the 3rd viewing level of the building. There are 8 levels.

“Is being on the third viewing level too far from the action?”

We understandably get this question a lot, and here is our experience. Humans and bulls are about the same height, and since Estafeta Street is long and straight, runners have the best opportunity to run in front and behind the bulls successfully. As the runners surround the bulls, they block everything but the bull horns.

At this particular location, we have had balconies in the past on a lower level, and while the experience was just above the fray, the amount of time our guests could see the bulls was brief. After waiting a few years, we were able to secure a balcony on the 3rd viewing level that would afford a longer viewing experience.

Also consider that as the bulls come around the curve, they are usually still in a tight formation. It will be a few hundred feet before the runners begin to fill in front and behind the herd.

Bucket List Staff spread across the six balconies

“Is there a breakfast served?”

Yes, there is a traditional breakfast served each morning. There will also be coffee and juices.

“How long are we allowed to be on the balcony”

From roughly 7 am until 8:20 Am

“How do we get to the balcony in the morning?”

We have an informational flyer with everything you need to know. We recommend you join our walking party each morning just to be safe.

“Can we book multiple days?”

Yes, based on availability.

“Is there a group discount?”

If you book 6 spots or more on a given morning, there is a discounted rate. This cannot be booked online, so call in to take advantage of your discount.

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