Fan of the Sanfermin festival
The best thing to do is get a copy of the travelogue, available at any tourist office in the three regions covered by this literary-travel route. The document includes drawings and quotes from the writer, maps and other curiosities for finding the best routes, restaurants, accommodation, landscapes, etc. Navarre and the fiestas of San Fermín play a leading role in Hemingway's Cuadernos. This Nobel prize-winning North American author became such a huge fan of the bull running tradition that, from his very first trip to Pamplona in 1923, he attended this popular celebration, which each year receives thousands of travellers from all over the world, on at least nine occasions. This route proposes visits to various references to the writer and journalist found around the city. The most well-known of these include the life size bronze sculpture in the themed corner dedicated to the writer in the elegant Café Iruña; the 8,000 kilo granite monument that pays homage to Hemingway, in front of the Plaza de Toros; and room 217 of the Gran Hotel La Perla where he used to stay in order to see the bull runs from its balcony on Calle Estafeta. Trips to nearby towns such as Burguete, Aribe, Lekunberri and Yesa are other places of reference.