The Last Bullring

In the 1900’s Barcelona was one of the world’s most celebrated bullfighting cities. With its three bullrings, it hosted more bullfights than any other Spanish city. On July 28, 2010 the Parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region in Northeastern Spain, voted to abolish bullfighting in the region. An animal rights group, Prou (pronounced “pro”), forced the debate after gathering more than 180,000 signatures. This forced the closure of Barcelona’s Plaza Monumental, Catalonia’s only remaining active bullfighting ring.