Bullfighting, Madrid

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  • the monumental in my times there
    the monumental in my times there
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  • going around left side to museum Taurino in back
    going around left side to museum Taurino...
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  • front of monumental Las Ventas off Calle Alcala
    front of monumental Las Ventas off Calle...
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  • Bullfighting, yes it's a bit...

    by dutch-tulips Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Bullfighting, yes it's a bit gruesome but you cannot beat the pagentry and history behind this sport. I'd only go once, that's enough for me. But if you haven't gone, go and witness this contest between man and beast.

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    'LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS' (LAS...

    by Christianne Written Aug 24, 2002

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    'LAS CORRIDAS DE TOROS' (LAS VENTAS)
    Bullfighting is not for me. I didn't manage to see all of it.I think it is horrible.
    However,I'll try to describe the bullfighting.
    It becomes with a parade and ceremonies and a trumpet that blares.
    At first there is an introduction to the bull.After this, the Matador is trying to understand the attaching tendencies of the bull because it is important to save his life.
    The matador makes some big and quick passes to be more certain about his first impressions.
    He must choose where to fight the bull. If it does it in the center of the ring, he is very brave.
    The trumpets announce the Picadores.
    The Matador must lead the bull away from the doo in order to let the Picadores enter the ring.
    The Picador impales the bull's eck muscles with a long spear.However, the bull can lift the Picador and the horse off the ground.
    Next, the Banderilleros place three sets of colorful spears (banderilleras).
    Finally, the Matador with his small red cape under his arm, removes his black hat returns his attention to the spectators.Everything is ready for the fight. The Matador makes a series of passes, first from side to side brong the bull close to him, then passind his cape over the bulls horns.Now he bull has reduced his own are of protection and the Matador is ready to fight the bull.

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    LAS VENTAS - Picador's lances.

    by breughel Written Jul 5, 2009

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    Helpers of the Picador are preparing the 2.60 m long lances called "puya" as you can see from my photo.

    Las Ventas - Lances for the Picadores.

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    arena

    by Lyneke Written Aug 14, 2006

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    if you don't like bullfighting, just still don't want to miss to see this enormous building, which i personnaly find very beautifull..

    arena

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    ¡Olé!

    by Lauritalamadrilena Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    Please don't judge. You could love it like so many of the die-hard bullfighting aficionados here in Madrid.

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    THE BULLFIGHTING COUNTRY

    by ROCKARIA Written Feb 26, 2005

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    Much can be said to the traditional bullfighting which takes place all over Spain and some can agree or disagree in this blood sport!

    Bull enter alive and exit as dead meat!!

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    Ventas

    by Mundus Written May 14, 2004

    You have to experience bullfighting in Las Ventas.

    Prices range from 5 Euros up to 100 Euros (you'll be so close you can smell the bull).

    2004 Easter Day

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    Bull fight

    by CLillard Updated May 22, 2003

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    I only stayed for the first 3 matches. After a while I got a taste for what was going to happen. The bull dies every time, it's quite sad. So just go to see it for a while and then you can leave.

    Bull fight

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    Bullfighting.....in Madrid

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Here is the last of my good shots of Madrid bullfighting, I hope you can watch a match yourself, be warned, they take down 6 bulls a match.

    The last call
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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    There is a lot of showmanship involved in bullfighting. Among dodging the bull and killing it, the matador does a heck of a lot of parading, waving, and shaking on his hat.

    The matador
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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    The removal of the deceased bull. After the match is over, the dead bull is tied to a set of horses and then dragged around the ring as the crowd cheers loudly. This can be disturbing to some.

    Dragging of the bull
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