When referring to bullfighting, Spain is the mecca. In fact, bullfights are considered a quintessential element of the country’s culture. As a visitor, it’s a unique experience in which you’ll get caught up in the spectacle, color and crowd noise as soon as the spectacle begins.
What is bullfighting? This Spanish tradition is a performance in which a bullfighter faces a bull according to a set of rules and guidelines.
The bullfight awards, or trofeos, indicate that the matador has achieved a successful fight (faena). They are very important for the matador because they are proof of their bravery and art while performing the fight.
Ernest Hemingway was a master using bullfighting terms and described a corrida as “the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor” in Death in the Afternoon.
The bullfight participants are always the same and you will easily recognize them by looking at how they are dressed. Each one plays a role during the corrida and all must be part of the paseíllo, a parade that takes place at the beginning of the spectacle in which the participants are presented to the crowd.
Bull fighting in Spain has been at the heart of culture for centuries. From the prehistoric bull worship and sacrifice to the modern bullfights, this is probably one of the best-known popular customs around the world.
Below you can find the Futbol Club Barcelona official calendar, in which all the matches the club will play during the season are detailed. As you can see, the calendar is organized in chronological order and it includes all the competitions in which FC Barcelona participate.
If you are into history, Cadiz is the city for you! Its locals, Gaditanos, insist that their charming coastal town is the real deal. And it seems archaeologists have confirmed it too, recently discovering walls dating from the 8th century BC.
Discover here what to do in Cadiz, the places and experiences you should not miss. Be sure to check out our tips!
What to eat in Cadiz? Food is an essential part of the Cadiz experience. Find out more about the widespread “tapas” culture, very popular in Cadiz, and get acquainted with a few types of beverages that will quench your thirst.