Around 1724 the sport was transformed from horseback to foot. The bullfighter has to carefully examine and study the movements and strengths of the bull.
One wrong move and he will end up gored or seriously injured.
The bullfighting season runs from March to October.
Bullfighting was originally done on horseback and was a sport reserved for the aristocracy.
It has been reported that this ban will result in thousands of jobs being lost and large sums of compensation being paid to bull breeders.
It is reported that each year, within Spain, 24,000 bulls are killed in front of an audience of 30 million people.
If he has been really good he may even be carried round the arena.Sol - Seats that are in the sun - the cheapest tickets Sol y Sombra - Seats that start in the sun and end in the shade - mid priced tickets Sombra - Seats in the shade - the most expensive tickets Despite the fact that we hold no attraction for bullfights, living in Spain we had to witness at least one. The cheapest seats are at the top of the ring, the front seats are the most expensive.Our first experience was several years ago, at Marbella bullring where we watched a farce provided purely for the tourists and it was embarrassing to say the least.. When you buy your ticket you specify if you want to sit in the sun or the shade. Take a cushion with you as we did, or pay 1 euro to rent one, or sit on the concrete seats.The practice of bullfighting could be seen as cruel and a poor form of entertainment.The outcome is guaranteed at the onset and the procedure is barbaric.
National Holidays of Spain There are few places in Spain where a bull-ring can't be found within a short drive.