Las Ventas Bull Ring

Las ventas Bullfighting Ring 
was built to replace the bullfighting ring located off the Aragon highway. The newer arena was built to be larger, given that the seating capacity of the previous one was insuf cient because of the demographic growth that Madrid experienced during the rst-half of the twentieth century.

The new bullfighting ring was inaugurated on October 12, 1934. It remained open without interruption until 1936, the year in which the Spanish Civil war began. The construction was directed by the architect Jose Espeliu, who died without seeing his work completed. The ring is partially designed,

using a Mozarabic style. The walls are inlaid with ceramic depictions of the shields of all the Spanish provinces, as well as their purely ornamental motifs. The arena is 60 meters in diameter. The bullring has a seating capacity
of 23,000 spectators. At present, 80% of the seats belong to season ticket holders. The bull ghting ring also has a Horse Arena, a Towing Arena
an in rmary (which can be reached directly from the bullring), a chapel and a bull ghting museum, that are open to the public. Currently, the owner of the bull ghting ring is the regional community government of Madrid, but various private companies manage it.

All the seats are numbered and at the same time grouped in the following three main areas: Shade
Sun and Shade Sun .Each of these areas is divided into several sections or Tendidos. The Shade is divided into ve Tendidos: 9,10,1,2 and Preferente .The Sun and Shade is divided into Two Tendidos: 8 and 3 and the Sun is divided into four Tendidos: 7,6,5 and 4.

Each Tendido is divided into seating categories:
vip category: the three rst rows are: barrera (barrier), contrabarrera (front row) and delantera baja (second row) 1 Category: row 1 to 14 2 Category: rows 15 to 27 3 Category: gradas
4 Category: andanadas

Tail Of Bull: Delicious Traditional Dish of Spanish Gastronomy

tail of bull: delicious traditional dish of the Spanish gastronomy
Ingredients: bull's tail in pieces, flour, olive oil, garlic, onion, carrot, tomato sauce, water, salt
cola de toro: delicioso plato tradiconal de la gastronomia española
Ingredientes: cola de toro en trozos, harina, Aceite de oliva, ajo, cebolla, zanahoria, salsa de tomate, agua, sal 

The Bull Breeding And Selection

The yearling calf , “becerro” (a one or two-year old bull) is born, after nine months of gestation within a group called “Punta”. During the rst nine months of life, it is fed with breast milk and it stays along side of the other young, its mother and the stud bull. Nine months later, the males separate from the females into different groups. When the animal turns two, it is no longer a yearling calf, but rather a “Novillo”. The “Novillo”, under the

age of three is called “Eral” and the one who has already turned three is called “Utrero”. Only when the animal has turned four can it be called bull,“Toro”.

The “Erales” (two or three-year old males) undergo different trials in order to select the best bulls capable of producing off-spring that are“toros bravos”, ghting bulls. The “Tienta” is the test that the stockbreeder conducts in order to check the ghting spirit of the males and females. The behavior of the rst offspring in the bullring will be the de nitive test to determine if the stud bull becomes part of the stockbreeder’s team or if it must be sacri ced.

The Stage Of Banderillas. Bullfighting Step By Step

The main objective of the Stage of “Banderillas” is to revive the bull without reducing its strength in order to prepare it for the next stage: The Stage of Muleta (Suerte de Muleta).

Three bull ghters’ assistants or sometimes the bull ghter him or herself jab the bull’s back with three pairs of “Banderillas”. The bull feels a sharp pain when the “Banderillas” have pierced its back.

Bullfighting With The Red Cape. Bullfighting Step By Step

The Suerte de muleta is fundamental to determine the triumph or failure of the bull ghter. It is in this phase that the bull ghter, facing the bull alone, must demonstrate his close and personal idea of

what it means to be a bull ghter. At the sound of the bugles and the drums, the bull ghter receives the red cape and the sword from the swordsman’s assistant.

If it is the bull ghter’s rst bull, he addresses the presidency to request the appropriate permission and after paying homage, or perhaps not, to the death of the animal, he goes to the bull.

The bull will be taken by the matador’s support team to
the place selected by the
bull ghter. From there, if the
animal responds, he takes the
bull into the middle of the ring,
where a sense of solitude is even more pronounced.

“La Faena” is a collection of a series of connected steps the bull ghter makes, remaining still while the
bull circles him. The bull ghter ́s intent, through the power of his cape and not because of the bull ́s natural erceness, is to make the animal charge. The most
valued elements in this stage are the excitement of the bull ghter ́s execution of steps, together with the courage the bull displays to oppose dif culties. This ends with the “Suerte suprema”, and is followed with the killing

of the bull.

Bullfighting With The Cape ( Bullfighting Step By Step)

Bullfighting Step By step
Bullfighting with the CAPE “Suerte de Capa o Capote”
As bullring’s staff show a banner with the name and weight of the rst bull on it, one of the “Alguacilillos” gives the key to the bullpens to the “Chulo de Toriles” (the person in charge of opening the door from which the bull comes out into the ring). Once the “Areneros” have cleaned the ring and everything is in order, the president taking out the white kerchief, orders the rst bull to be released.
After a short sound of the bugles, the door of the bullpen is opened and the bull goes out into the arena.
The members of the matador’s team and the matador face the bull with the cape. In the first two stages of the bull ght, the cape is used to “situar en suerte”, in other words, to take the bull to an ideal spot to be jabbed by the Picador and to be stabbed in the neck with the “Banderillas”. But the bull ghter also uses the cape artistically. There is a wide range of ways of using the cape Season 2019

El Paseíllo ( Bullfighting Step By Step)

Once the ring has been cleaned the opening procession starts.

Preceded by the “Alguacilillos”, the bullfighters

and their teams go around the arena to the royal box

to greet the President.

The three bullfighters do so in order of seniority.

Seen from the front, the most veteran is to the right,

the most novice is in the middle and to the left is the

one with intermediate experience.

The “Banderilleros” (the ones who jab the bull

with the “banderillas”) are situated also from

right to left, according to their seniority and they

march behind the swordsman.

Following them, two by two, the Picadores and

finally, the Mozos de Caballos (the horseman’s

assistants), the “Areneros” (the men in charge

of the sand in the bullring), are followed by the

mules and the “Mulilleros” (the men in charge

of bringing the dead bulls out of the arena).

Bullfighting Stept By Stept: The Clearing

When bullfights took place in plazas, royal civil servants had to clear the
a petition from the public and the bullfighter and
people from the plazas before letting out the first bull. But nowadays
stockbreeder must also agree. The bull is, thus, allowed
when a bullfight takes place, in bullrings, clearing out the ring is a mere
to roam free again in the countryside from which he
formality. In remembrance of this tradition today, two “Alguaciles” on
horseback (persons responsible for opening the bull pen at the beginning
of a bullfight) are dressed in the old style clothing from the time of Felipe
The President uses it to order the dead bull to be pulled
IV. Their job is to go around the ring to make sure that it is devoid of
around the ring, so it can receive the applause of the

Carteles de la Feria de La Macarena

Ayer, la empresa que gestiona la Plaza de Toros de Medellín hizo públicos los carteles de la edición 28 de la Feria de La Macarena:

Sábado, 26 de enero: Corrida mixta.  El rejoneador Andrés Rozo, y los novilleros Gitanillo de América y otro por designar (Toros y novillos deRincón Santo)

Viernes, 1 de febrero: David Martínez, Joaquín Galdós y Jesús Enrique Colombo (El Manzanal).

Sábado, 2 de febrero:  El Cid, David Mora y Juan de Castilla (Miguel Gutiérrez).

Viernes, 8 de febrero: Curro Díaz, Emilio de Justo y Luis Miguel Castrillón (Santa Bárbara).

Sábado, 9 de febrero: Enrique Ponce, Luis Bolívar y Roca Rey (Juan Bernardo Caicedo).

Las corridas los viernes serán a las 7:30 de la noche y los sábados a las 4:00 de la tarde