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Bullfighting Rituals


Andalucia is known throughout the world as a reference for the world of bullfighting. Many great bullfighters have risen to fame while touring this region as well. This page is dedicated to those who have kept this ancient tradition alive in southern Spain. Meet the "Matadores".

Manolete was born July 4th, 1917 in Cordoba and died in the bullring at Linares in Jaen on August 28th 1947. What transpired during the years in between was the making of a myth and legend so… More →

El Cordobes is currently one of the most popular Matadors on the circuit currently. He claims to be illegitimate son of the great "El Cordobes" matador of recent history. El Cordobes (jr) is also… More →

He's a bullfighter who isn't afraid to take on the ultra-macho world of bullfighting by carrying gay advertising, compares his moves to dance steps, and doesn't like watching gory movies. Wherever… More →

Legend has it that Francisco Rivera Ordoñez was born to fight bulls. His father was the famous bullfighter Paquirri who died bullfighting in Pozoblanco, Córdoba in 1984 when he was caught by the… More →

Antonio Ordoñez was one of Spain's most famous bullfighters. Born in Ronda in 1932, he made his first public appearance as a bullfighter in 1948 and in 1951, aged 19, he appeared in the bullring… More →

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