There’s an endless amount of footage, documentation and editorial on the Festival of San Fermin. Some bring you close to the raw experience while others paint a more romantic side. We recently spotted this collection on Boston’s Big Picture. It presents an authentic look at the festival and lets you decide – romance or cruelty, or both.
As reported: “ The Festival of San Fermin attracts thousands of visitors to Pamplona, Spain every year. The nine-day festival includes a carnival, bullfights and of course, the famous Running of the Bulls. Deeply traditional, it has been held since 1591, and remains a popular, if dangerous and controversial event. This year, dozens of runners and revelers have been injured, and one has been killed – a 27-year-old man who was gored in the neck, heart and lungs on Friday. Animal rights groups continue to level criticism toward the event, in which dozens of bulls run through small, packed streets toward a bullring where they will be killed during later bullfights.” Click Read More for additional information and photos.