Running of the bulls: a world-renowned festival that takes place in the streets of Pamplona, Spain and kicks off at midday on July 6th after the launch of the Txupinazo rocket, and continues through July 14th. Locals and tourists join together to form the most festive group of people who celebrate nine consecutive days of devouring sumptuous culinary dishes and the drinking of ales. And, of course, the running of some feisty bulls.
This festival, as well as Pamplona itself, inspired the world-famous author, Ernest Hemingway. Who can forget those two famous lines from The Sun Also Rises? “[You] can’t stand it to think [your] life is going so fast and [you’re] not really living it.” Followed by the gilded response: “Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” However, there’s one more exception: those occupants who reside in the most luxurious of penthouses in Pamplona surely live life all the way up.
It’s here in these penthouses that everything stops and you’re in the story itself- experiencing all the prolific pleasures for real.
This Pamplona view is good for toast-drinking.
Enjoy living in this Pamplona penthouse, knowing you have it all. At home.
As Hemingway encouraged, live life all the way up . . . this spiral staircase.
And the real estate gods said: let there be light. And there was, accompanied by a view of the mountains to keep you in touch with the soil.
This view is when everything becomes real and it seems as though living has no consequences.
Enter this penthouse terrain and feel a sensation of Pamplonan bliss.
This penthouse celebrates a well-choreographed story: that glorified bullfight where the matador becomes filled with light and embraces the elegance of the bull’s natural beauty, drops to his knees and vows never to hurt that bull or any other bull. A legendary story. That matador has modernized the centuries-old dance with the bull by honoring light and beauty, and thereby creating a transformative space that elevates the traditional and welcomes the new. Similar in kind to the adoration this penthouse also evokes.
Read The Sun Also Rises, as you watch the sun rise in Pamplona. Experience that moment when Hemingway’s fiction becomes your reality.
A penthouse view that would cause any matador to genuflect in reverence.
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