Catalonia, as of the date of writing the guide, is the only province in Spain that has stopped the practice of bullfights. This has happened in a number of bullfights arena in recent decades, where bullfights have been banned under the law. In La Monumental, for example, bullfights were held until 2013.
The style of the building is Mori and Byzantine, and was inaugurated in 1914 under the name Plaza de El Sport. In 1916 it was renamed the Plaza Monumental de Barcelona. Today there are more than 20,000 visitors to the venue for music and circus performances.
The roots of the bullfighting practice are very ancient and have already been found in the Bronze Age. The Bullfighter, with the red cloth, came later. What is amazing is that, contrary to popular belief, it is not the red color that causes the bull to get angry and attack the matador, but the waving of the canvas and its motion. A little amusing that the phrase "red rag" is common in the world to describe something irritating ...
This activity is popular in countries with Spanish culture, such as Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and even southern France. Bullfighters breed the most violent and nervous bulls.
In recent years, the bullfights have been outlawed in many countries and also in Spain, mainly because of the abuse of bulls. It turns out that beyond the abuse in the arena itself, in the weeks before the fight against the Matador, the bull is put through a process that exhausts him, by means of various and most cruel methods. For this reason, bullfights are highly contested, even among a large part of the Spanish public. This resistance is reinforced by animal rights organizations that strongly oppose the killing of animals for entertainment purposes.