Marbella Council stops bullfights – puts bull ring to better use

Marbella’s Ayuntamiento (town hall) will in future be using the bullring for cultural events, concerts and entertainment. The Mayor of Marbella said they will not be banning bullfighting, but it is being stopped due to lack of support.

The council are negotiating with the current concession holders to end their contract and they will then run the bull ring themselves. The interest in bull fights has declined for a number of reasons – local TV stations no longer allow its promotion, there have been changes in political views and protesters have been more active.

This is welcome news for all those who would like to see these buildings used for different things. They are a great space for all sorts of activities.

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