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Run with the Bulls in Pamplona: Stay at Hemingway’s Favorite, Gran Hotel La Perla
May 22, 2009By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Gran Hotel La Perla, PamplonaThe running of the bulls takes place in July annually in Pamplona. The highlight of the San Fermin Festival, the encierro is not to be missed (though we'd suggest watching, rather than running). Follow in Hemingway's footsteps and reserve a room at the beautiful Gran Hotel La Perla, one of the oldest hotels in Spain. The star-studded guest list includes Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin and Pablo Sarasate, along with "Papa" Hemingway. Completely refurbished in 2007, the Gran Hotel La Perla overlooks Pamplona's main square in the middle of the action. Don't miss a meal at the hotel's Las Pocholas Restaurant, frequented by Hollywood stars back in the day. Tip: We hear Hemingway liked room no. 217.

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