The oldest Bullring in Spain | The Taurino Museum
The story goes that at the end of the fifteenth century the image of the Virgin of Castañar was found here, raising a small chapel in her honor.
Built in 1667, at over 1000m altitude, it is considered the oldest Bull Square in Spain.
As the years passed, and with the purpose of building a larger sanctuary, they began to run bull races to obtain funds for its construction. Initially, these races were held in an improvised square, with a wooden enclosure.
The square was undergoing some alterations, until about 1711 was built the square taurine that remained conserved until today, presenting a capacity for about 4200 people.
In the 19th century was built the presidential stage and other stages, the box offices and in turn the sanitary facilities.
O Museu Taurino
Instalado no edifício da Praça de Touros desde 1998, o Museu Taurino apresenta um vasto espólio ligado ao mundo da tauromaquia. Aqui é possível descobrir os vários trajes, peças de cutelaria do séc. XX e diversos documentos ligados a esta temática, assim como diversos objetos dos toureiros que foram passando por esta Praça.