Bull Fighting in Spain

Bull fighting is closely associated with Spain and it roots can be traced way back to 711 A.D. This was when the first ever bullfight took place in a pomp and colorful celebration for the crowning of king Alfonzo v111.

History of bullfighting

 

A Performer in an Act
A Performer in an Act

Bullfighting was a sport for the nobility and took place on horseback. King Filipe v took privilege to the sport however and banned the nobility from taking part, considering it to be a bad example to the public. After the ban, the locals accepted the pleasure as their own and since they could not support horses, developed the practice of dodging the bulls on foot, unarmed. This conversion occurred around 1724.

Events during bullfighting

Beautiful Costume of a Bull fighter
Beautiful Costume of a Bull fighter

First and foremost, the bull is let into the ring, and then the matador watches his chief assistant wave a golden yellow and magenta cape in front of the cow to get it charge. He watches this in order to discover the bus qualities and mood before taking over. A trumpet is played, and numerous fighters called picadors weaken the bull by placing spears into it, and this process takes 10 minutes.

The climax of bullfighting

Incredible Interior of Bull fighting Arena
Incredible Interior of Bull fighting Arena

The faena that is the most beautiful and skillful segment of the fight and where the bullfighter must demonstrate his courage and artistry. It consists of running at the matador carrying a muleta. This show is usually a dance of death, and one inside move and the matador could become impaled on the points of the bull hence his job to make this dance dramatic and enjoyable to the audience.

Enjoying the bull fighting

Spectators Enjoying Bull fighting in the Arena
Spectators Enjoying Bull fighting in the Arena

The show of bull fighting is usually very thrilling and scary at the same time. When the bull charges at the matador, one always finds himself closing his eyes and waiting for the worst but with the skills of the matador that is handed over from generation to generation. When the matador wins the game, that’s killing the bull he is awarded trophies by the president.

The game of bull fighting normally draws thousands of people across the world just to witness. Hence, many tourists normally flock Spain to witness the charges of the bull against the matador.

 

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