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What is bullfighting Spain?

The Spanish word for bullfighting is corrida de toros that can be literally translated as “running of bulls”. Bull fighting in Spain is an iconic tradition in which 3 toreros have to fight 2 bulls each and, ultimately, kill them. A bullfight is always held in a round-shape arena or venue called plaza de toros.

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Beside this, why do they do bullfighting in Spain?

History. According to "Frommer's Travel Guide," bullfighting in Spain traces its origins to 711 A.D., with the first official bullfight, or "corrida de toros," being held in honor of the coronation of King Alfonso VIII. Once part of the Roman Empire, Spain owes its bullfighting tradition in part to gladiator games.

Subsequently, question is, do they still do bullfighting in Spain? The State of Bullfighting in Spain Today In 2010, the government in Barcelona banned bullfighting in Catalonia, but Madrid and Andalusia continue to host bullfighting events throughout the summer. The stadiums are usually full, both with curious tourists and die-hard fans.

Just so, what is a bullfighter called in Spain?

While in English the word matador is used to refer to any bullfighter, in Spanish a bullfighter is only a matador — which is Spanish for "killer" — once he actually kills the bull. Until then all bullfighters are known as toreros. In a traditional Spanish corrida, three lead toreros fight two bulls each.

Where is bullfighting banned in Spain?


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