Madrid Bullfighting Schedule 2018/2019

Bull Fighting (or local call it “corrida) event can be traced back as early as 700 AD in the region of Andalusia, Spain. Generally, the whole Spain normally celebrates Bull Festival. Every region and city in Spain has different ways of celebrating it. Some regions dress up their bulls for parades, organize competition of the best bulls around the region, few allow locals and tourists to be chased by annoyed bull, and others organize bullfighting event. We have a full list of Madrid’s bullfighting schedule 2018 below.

The highlight of Bull Fighting Festival can be witnessed in Madrid. The city may seem laid back because of the cobbled streets and old looking structure. Bullfighting event can surely transform a quieted metro into an adventurous bull festival.

 

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Major Bullfighting Arenas in Madrid:

The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas

This bullfighting arena is built during the 1930s by architect Joe Espelio. The bull fight ring is also known as the Las Ventas. This is one of the famous landmarks in Madrid, Spain. The arena is able to cater 25, 000 bullfighting execrators. The area is quite enormous, that during off seasons of bullfights in Madrid, major local and international concerts are also held here.

You can check out the 2018 Madrid bullfighting schedule on Las Ventas at Go Madrid Website. You can purchase bullfighting tickets in Madrid through by clicking here. During off season of Bullfighting events in Madrid, to rest the bulls who participate in the event, you may also try to witness and watch bull fights outside Madrid metro.

 

Bullfighting Celebration in Madrid: San Isidro Festival

Bullfights are celebrated all around Spain simultaneously; in Madrid they call it San Isidro Festival. This is to celebrate annual the contribution of bull and cattle raising in the region. Hundreds of years aback, cattle raising is one of the major sources of living of most regions in Spain, thus bullfighting season and festival started. This is one unique and amazing tradition you would not want to miss when you visit Madrid for bullfighting in 2018.

Commonly there are 2 kinds of bulls that are used for the event: the toros or the corrida which ages at least 4 years old and above, and the novillos or novillada which ages at least three. Meanwhile there are three kinds of bullfighting events:

  • The Corrida which consists of bulls really meant for bullfighting
  • The Rejones which attended with bullfighter who rides in a horse
  • The Novillada, which includes only young bulls

 

To add with these, there are also occasional Goyesca fights, which bullfighting in costume.

On the other hand, a bullfighter is called matador (“matadores). Each matador is given a faena of 3 chances to fight the bull; each chance consists of 15 minutes. New younger matador succeeds the professional matador, called dar la alternative. Bullfighter must also wear required traje de luces bullfighter costume when inside the fighting ring.

There is an ancient practice in bullfighting. Generally, this tradition is not just for entertainment but also test matador’s strength, cleverness and bravery. This site is also a great resource for bullfighting, check this out.

Bull Fighting event in Madrid runs from the month of March to June. Bullfight schedule is done at least 2 or 3 times a week. Below is the schedule for Madrid bullfighting schedule 2018 or you can check out local for update on changes in schedule:

 

March

Week 4 – Novillada

 

April

Week 1

  • Sunday – Novillada

 

Week 2

  • Sunday – Corrida de toros

 

Week 3

  • Sunday – Corrida de toros

 

Week 4

  • Sunday – Novillada

 

Week 5

  • Sunday – Novillada

 

May

Week 1

  • Monday – Corrida de toros
  • Tuesday – Corrida de toros
  • Friday – Novillada

 

Week 2

  • Sunday – Novillada
  • Thursday – Corrida de toros
  • Friday – Corrida de toros

 

Week 3

  • Sunday – Corrida de Rejones
  • Monday – Corrida de toros
  • Tuesday – Corrida de toros
  • Wednesday – Corrida de toros
  • Thursday – Corrida de toros
  • Friday – Corrida de toros
  • Saturday- Corrida de Rejones

 

Week 4

  • Sunday – Corrida de toros
  • Monday – Corrida de toros
  • Tuesday – Corrida de toros
  • Wednesday – Corrida de toros
  • Thursday – Corrida de toros
  • Friday – Corrida de toros
  • Saturday – Corrida de toros

 

Week 5

  • Sunday – Corrida de rejones
  • Monday – Corrida de toros
  • Tuesday – Novillada
  • Wednesday – Corrida de toros

 

June

Week 1

  • Thursday – Corrida de toros
  • Friday – Corrida de toros
  • Saturday – Novillada

 

Week 2

  • Sunday – Corrida de toros
  • Monday – Corrida de toros
  • Tuesday – Corrida de toros
  • Wednesday – Corrida de toros
  • Thursday – Corrida de toros
  • Friday – Corrida de toros
  • Saturday – Corrida de rejones

 

Week 3

  • Sunday – Corrida de toros

 

In spite of the frequency in Madrid bullfighting schedule in 2018 with in the three months celebration, there are still least chances for you to attend the bullfighting because of the flock of crowds and tourists who would want also to experience to watch bull fight in action. It is always best to reserve and purchase tickets ahead of time to make sure you will get seat for the 2018 bullfighting in Madrid.

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