The Quirkiest Bullfight In Spain

Spanish Flamenco, a Spanish Horse Dressage Show and the most quirky bullfight ever – all at one evening in the medieval, white mountain village of Mijas.

Flamenco, Spanish Horse Dressage and Bullfight - a delightful evening in Mijas, one of the most beautiful white villages at the Costa del Sol in Spain.

We didn’t know what we were embarking on, when we bought the tickets for the traditional show in Mijas, Spain. Before we had to leave the Costa del Sol in Andalusia we wanted to see Spanish Flamenco and a Spanish Horse Dressage Show. The bullfight coming with the show was the most quirkiest ever!

Mijas, one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia, Spain

Mijas is a charming white-washed, traditional mountain village and a vibrating coastal town as well.

Mijas, Spain

Narrow cobbled, winding streets, occasionally interrupted with charming nooks and crannies decorated with flower pots lead to several small squares.

Mijas, Spain

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It’s a miracle how the Moors built this medieval village on the steep cliffs overlooking the Costa Del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea.

Mijas, Spain

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At the most unlikely place at the very end of the little village the locals decided to built a small bullring. To fit on the rock they built it in a unique oval shape and with the grand stands only on either opposite side (not around the oval).

Mijas, Spain

The show started out with Flamenco dancers we enjoyed the dedication of the performers.

Mijas, Spain

Mijas, Spain

Mijas, Spain

A salesman tried to sell his cool drinks in the sparsely filled rows of the stands.

Mijas, Spain

Soon a well-trained horse performed Spanish dressage under its young rider, interacting with the Flamenco dancers, telling a dramatic, traditional Spanish story in an artistic way.

Mijas, Spain

Mijas, Spain

And then … the bull entered the ring! We were most excited!

Mijas, Spain

Magnificent to keep Spanish traditions alive in this animal friendly way.  A high-five for the torero and his aid!

Mijas, Spain

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Flamenco, Spanish Horse Dressage and Bullfight - a delightful evening in Mijas, one of the most beautiful white villages at the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Flamenco, Spanish Horse Dressage and Bullfight - a delightful evening in Mijas, one of the most beautiful white villages at the Costa del Sol in Spain.

 

Flamenco, Spanish Horse Dressage and Bullfight - a delightful evening in Mijas, one of the most beautiful white villages at the Costa del Sol in Spain.Flamenco, Spanish Horse Dressage and Bullfight - a delightful evening in Mijas, one of the most beautiful white villages at the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Author: Marcelle Simone Heller

I’m searching for natural beauty and wilderness, while I’m travelling relentlessly to find delightful places and encounters with wildlife. I try to capture the thrill of the moments in photography and words, hoping to inspire others with the love for animals and nature.

14 thoughts on “The Quirkiest Bullfight In Spain”

  1. Mijas is very small and it won’t be a problem to explore this little even in half a day 😉

  2. The “bull” was quite a surprise! This show looks like so much fun. I love the pictures of the dancers and the slideshow of the gorgeous landscape!

  3. Well I will confess, I was apprehensive myself about the bull, especially when my slow internet took so long to load the photo and I didn’t know what I was going to see! However, I know you are animal lovers so I would have been surprised if it was a real bull fight – totally agree about keeping this tradition alive in an animal-friendly way – how quirky indeed, let’s hope this catches on eh 😀 #feetdotravel

    1. Yes, a good movement. It’s a bit ridiculous like this. There would be also the way to do it like in the South of France. The ‘torero’ has to put a ring of flowers around the horns of the bull. That’s it. Better, isn’t it?

  4. What a cute town! I was surprised by the “bull.” I was not expecting that. But, like you said, it is an unique way to keep the traditions alive.

  5. What a wonderful white mountain village in Mijas Spain. Love the flamenco dancers and the interaction with the horse and rider. I had to laugh when I scrolled down to the bull. Love it. Great bullfight… Thanks for sharing! #feetdotravel

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