Although for many non-Spaniards the ethics of bullfighting are questionable, what is beyond doubt is the sport’s enduring status as one of the defining icons of Spanish cultural heritage. Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles were both fascinated by the art, so much so that Hemingway immortalised bullfighting in his book “Death in the Afternoon”, whilst Welles’ immersed himself so deeply in the bullfighting world, his ashes are interred in a well in the country estate of a Spanish bullfighting legend called Antonio Ordoñez.
If you want to go along and see the spectacle for yourself, the bullfighting season runs between April and October and throughout the season bullfights featuring some of Spain’s most celebrated bullfighters or ‘Toreros’ are staged at both Marbella’s bullring and at the bullring just outside Puerto Banus. Tickets can be bought on the day of the fight from vendors outside the bullring. Continue reading “Spain guide – Bullfighting”