We did the museum tour in the morning and watched the six bull fights which start at 6:30pm
The stadium tour was interesting, the stadium itself having great status in the world of bull-fighting. We were shown the 5 gates of the ring and 3 "tercios" of the "corrida de toros" were described. The museum had lots of memorabilia but didn't really inspire or answer any awkward questions.
We sat in section 9 of the stadium, which is in the shadow - so cooler and more expensive.
It's hard to judge the bull-fighting, the ritualised slaughter of a bull. One the bulls was killed quite quickly, stylishly and clinically by an experienced matador, so the crowd were waving their white handkerchiefs. But another matador and his cuadrilla made a complete mess of it. The matador's estoque was not plunged correctly into the bull's heart despite three attempts and the bull was clearly in major distress. The crowd were jeering at his incompetence. This was the 6th and last bull of the evening and left me with a very bad taste having seen the worst of bull fighting when I expected the final fight to be the very best.
I have a better understanding of bull fighting and what the matadors and toreros should do, but I won't be going again.
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