Plaza de Toros de Santamaria, Bogota

Plaza de Toros de Santamaria, Bogota (must see)

Santamaria Bullring is the place where every January and February traditional bullfighting seasons are held. The arena was built in 1931, with a capacity of 14,500 seats. The tradition of bullfighting came along with the Hispanic colonial heritage, with the first Bogota bullring established in 1890. The construction of Santamaria Bullring began in 1928 by Adonai Martínez and Eduardo Lazcano, becoming the first reinforced concrete building in the city. Its main sponsor was the farmer Ignacio Sanz de Santamaria, who donated the land for the bullring and in whose honour it was named. In the 1940s, Santiago Mora designed the present Moorish facade. Apart from seasonal bullfights, the arena is used for political demonstrations and concerts. The site also houses the Bullring Museum, that draws the history of bullfighting and their various garments (ancient, modern, golden), all from 1939. It also exhibits bullfighting-related objects, such as capes, flags, posters and a rich photo gallery.

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Sight Name: Plaza de Toros de Santamaria
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: San Diego Walk in Bogota  

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Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles

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