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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 VENTAS - Picador's lances.

    by breughel Written Jul 5, 2009

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    Las Ventas - Lances for the Picadores.

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

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    arena

    by Lyneke Written Aug 14, 2006

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    arena

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

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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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    Bull enter alive and exit as dead meat!!

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

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    Ventas

    by Mundus Written May 14, 2004
    2004 Easter Day

    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).

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    Bull fight

    by CLillard Updated May 22, 2003

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    Bull fight

    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.

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    Bullfighting.....in Madrid

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The last call

    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.

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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003
    The matador

    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.

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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003
    Dragging of the bull

    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.

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