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.
Located in Zone 1 of the city, this park is surrounded by important monuments such as Palacio Nacional, Catedral Metropolitana,
Biblioteca Nacional (national library), Archivo General de Centro America (Central America General Records Office), Portal del Comercio and Parque ...
The bullring is in the west of the city, near the Cuatro Caminos Roundabout and Plaza de Mexico. It was
inaugurated in 1890 and has been well maintained. The prizes won by the best bull breeding ranches are displayed ...
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" ...