Does Barcelona have bullfights

Does Barcelona have bullfights

Bullfighting ended in Barcelona in 2012. The Catalonia Parliament passed a law banning bullfighting on the grounds of animal cruelty, making it illegal in the Catalonia region. The ban came into effect on January 1, 2012. There are two former bull fighting rings in Barcelona called Monumental and Arenas.

Monumental was the last bull ring in use in Barcelona. It was designed in Neomudejar and Byzantine style by the architect Ignasi Mas i Martorell. The Monumental bull ring was inaugurated in 1914 and originally called 'El Sport.' In 1916 it was renamed 'Monumental.' It had a seating capacity of just under 20.000 spectators. Until the Olympic games and the arrival of new and bigger arenas in the city, the Monumental bull ring was one of the few places in Barcelona that could fit a crowd of 25.000 with standing room in the arena. Music stars including The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen have all performed at the Monumental bull ring in Barcelona. La Monumental bull ring is still used for circus performances and other events and show. The Monumental bull ring is home to El Museo Taurino de Barcelona bullfighting museum, which opened in 1969. It has a small but interesting display of bull fighting history in Barcelona and costumes of famous bullfighters, famous bull heads and other historical bullfighting documents and items.

The other former bull fighting ring in Barcelona is called Arenas on Plaza Espanya, which is now home to a new shopping mall called Arenas de Barcelona.  

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