Thursday, June 7, 2012

Puerta Grande - Madrid

To be carried high on the shoulders of aficionados out through the Grand and Moorish Puerta de Madrid, is the ultimate dream of any torero (bullfighher).

Puerta Grande o Puerta de Madrid.

The Plaza de Toros de las Ventas ( Often known as las Ventas) is a classic example of the Neo-Mudejar stile, it was opened in 1931, and hosted its first corrida (bullfight) three years later.
25.000 spectators, evoke more sense os a theatre than a sports stadium : it also hosts concerts.
The area where the Plaza de Toros is located os known as Las Ventas because , in times gone by, several wayside taverns (ventas) along with houses of ill repute, were to be found there.

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