Recommendation by Lemi
The Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza in Seville is Spain’s oldest bullring, and easily one of its most prestigious venues. The bullring was designed in the Baroque style and can hold a massive audience of 12,000 people in its rafters. You’ll be in good company with locals and seasoned fans. The bullfighting season stretches from April to October, with Feria de Abril (Seville April Fair) coveting the most anticipated corridas. Follow along like a pro at every stage of the match: the Tercio de Varas, Tercio de Banderillas, and Tercio de Muerte. The first act is when the matador and the bull first meet. A golden capote (“cape”) is swung around, testing the bull’s ferocity as he charges forward. The second act weakens and agitates the bull as barbed sticks are thrust into its shoulders. Finally, the matador lures the bull in with his muleta. He strikes quickly with his sword and the bull falls after a valiant performance.
Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 12, Seville, Spain
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