Exploring Bogotá’s Bullfighting Stadium

The entrance to Bogotá’s Moorish bullfighting stadium, La Plaza de Toros Santamaria.

During our bike tours we often visit Bogotá’s 80-year-old bullfighting stadium, La Plaza de Toros Santamaria. It’s a handsome, Moorish building. But it may have seen its last bullfight, as Mayor Gustavo Petro intends to end this cruel but storied tradition.

Inside one of the tunnels, which many a bull has passed through on its way to fight and die.

inside the corrals where bulls are kept.

Meeting Pepy Caceres, a legendary Colombian bullfighter who was killed by a bull goring.

Riding a bull.

Anti-bullfighting protesters in front of the plaza de toros.

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