San Sebastian de los Reyes (Sanse) is a municipality in Madrid, 20 km north of Madrid pretty close to Alcobendas (they are divided by a street). This place is very well know for the Festivity of the Cristo de los Remedios, when they celebrate a week of festival and activities where it is included their bull run.
If you were not able to enjoy San Fermin in July, catch the second most famous bull run in Spain in San Sebastian de los Reyes known as the ‘Pamplona chica’ (Little Pamplona).
On March 23th of 1525 a provision of Emperor Charles V urged the Archbishop of Toledo to return to the residents of San Sebastian de los Reyes what was charged in his parties, including those relating to “run bulls.” Only 33 years have passed since the founding of the municipality through the intercession of the Catholic Monarchs and there are documents associated the parties with the fact of “running bulls” in Sanse´s streets. Every day of this week at 8 o´clock you can see this bull run and the shows later in the Plaza de Toros.
A long historical and colorful event, which involves risk and expertise (we don´t recomend you to run unless y you´ve done it before and you are in perfect phisical conditions), today it is one of the most important fair in Spain, declared of National Tourist Interest.
You also have other things to do in Sanse this week like concerts, kids activities, fun fair, handmade street shops… you have all the details here
You can get to San Sebastian de los Reyes by car (A1), by bus from Plaza de Castilla, by train or by metro.
Enjoy this week of festival until Sunday!!