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Bullfighting in Spain became popular at the end of the 18th century. It is certainly one of the best-known Spanish customs as well as an important part of the country’s history and culture.
Before the Spanish bull fight starts, there is a preliminary phase in which the matador and his team work the bull with their large while carefully appraising its agility, intelligence, dangers, sight and, most importantly, its strength.
During the third Spain bullfighting stage, the tercio de muerte, the matador faces an incredibly difficult challenge and the most dangerous moment of the corrida. He must confront the fighting bull and kill it elegantly.
The second stage of any Spain bullfight is the tercio de banderillas, during which banderillas (barbed darts decorated with colorful ribbons) are placed in the bull’s morrillo (a complex of muscles over the shoulder and neck).
In an authentic Spanish bullfighting the tercio de varas starts right after the bull enters the ring. Its purpose is to weaken the bull’s powerful neck muscles.
Trying to get bullfight tickets can be a challenging task. Depending on the bullfight you want to attend, you risk waiting in line for hours, not being able to communicate with the ticket office staff and explain them where you want to seat or ending up with not very good tickets with poor visibility…