Bullfights have continued in Bogota since Colombia gained independence from Spain in 1819. It is one of few Latin American ... More
Bullfights - Plaza de Toros la Santamaria
Bullfights have continued in Bogota since Colombia gained independence from Spain in 1819. It is one of few Latin American countries where the original (most brutal) form of the sport is still practiced. But not without controversy. Animal rights activists decry the sport's cruelty and call for its cessation. The fervent fan base fills the Plaza Santamaria, especially on Sundays during the January/February peak of the bullfight season when the best toreros fight the biggest bulls.
La Plaza de la Independencia is located at the heart of the historic quarter of the city. It was from
this around this square that the city was planned in 1535. Facing the square are the Palacio de Gobierno, ...
It's surprising to find such a quiet spot in Madrid. This square doesn't seem to have been affected by the
passage of time and it's easy to imagine yourself in a by gone era. It's surrounded by 15th to ...
This is the square with most tradition and one of the most archetypal in the city. It's located at an
intersection of four streets, which once housed the Ayuntamiento (City Council), the Prison, the Town Hall and the "Carnicerias" ...