FAQ about bullfighting, Spain’s oldest tradition

 

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.

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What is bullfighting?

What is bullfighting? This Spanish tradition is a performance in which a bullfighter faces a bull according to a set of rules and guidelines.

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The bullfight awards

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.

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Glossary of bullfighting terms

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.

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Who are the bullfight participants?

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.

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A Brief History Of Bull Fighting In Spain

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.

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Futbol Club Barcelona 2020-2021 official calendar

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.

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What is tapas and other frequently asked questions

“What is tapas?” is probably one of the first questions you’ll have before travelling to Spain. The gastronomy is one of the most important aspects of Spanish – and Sevillian culture. If you want to truly experience this culture, you need to read more about what and why is food and wine one of country’s cultural pillars.

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What are tapas?

“What are tapas?” You may ask yourself…

Whenever you think about Spain and its gastronomy, the first idea that comes to one’s mind is tapas. Just as you would think about pasta for Italy and curry for India, tapas are a synonym for Spain.

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A brief history of tapas

The history of tapas is controversial. Even now, it is still uncertain what the origins of the tapas are and when it became a popular tradition. There are many versions although none of them have been really confirmed.

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