The End of Bullfighting in Catalonia – One Year Later…

Interesting read on the consequences of banning bullfighting in Barcelona and the Catalan region last year.

Bullfighting in Catalonia is now history, after a regional ban, but the beautiful old bullrings have been put to good use by architects and developers.

The ample bullring on Barcelona’s Plaça d’Espanya fell into disrepair in the 1990s. In 2000, Richard Rogers started transforming it into a shopping and leisure centre, which opened in March last year. The neo-Mudéjar facade – a modernist, ornate style typical for Spanish bullrings – was entirely preserved and lifted above street level to create additional space.

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