Plaza de toros de La Malagueta
|Plaza de toros de La Malagueta|
The bullring at Málaga
|Address||PSO REDING 8|
|Town or city||Málaga|
|Inaugurated||June 1876, 11|
|Design and construction|
La Malagueta is the bullring at Málaga (Andalucía, Spain) which since 1876 has been denominated a cultural asset of Spain (BIC). It is located in the eastern district of Málaga, alongside the Paseo de Reding.
The first event was held in 1876. the current (2013 season) operator is Coso de Badajoz SL, a company owned by José Cutiño.
The style of the building is neomudéjar and it takes the form of a 16-sided hexadecagon. After a refurbishment carried out in 2010 the arena now has a capacity for 9,032 spectators. The ring measures 52 meters in diameter and the complex includes four large pens, 10 small holding pens, stables, dressing rooms, a first aid post and assorted administrative facilities including the Museo Taurino Antonio Ordóñez museum.
La Malagueta hosts top-class events during the Spanish-style bullfighting season, and its festivities include two bullfights in Holy Week which include the Corrida Picassiana (named in honour of Pablo Picasso). La Corrida de la Prensa (press) is held in June for the feast of Málaga town's duo of patron saints Ciriaco and Paula, who were martyred in Málaga in 303 AD.
- Cutiño se queda con la Malagueta en Semana Santa
- Spanish newspaper El Mundo, No. 626, Sunday September 26, 2011, Magacine p. 32
- Costarán un millón de euros Las obras de la plaza de toros de la Malagueta
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