BULLFIGHTING EVENTS

If you are new to this festival, you probably have no idea what the desencierros or the Toro del Antruejo are... Don't worry, this is your page, we reveal all the information you need to know about the bullfighting events that are held during the five days of Carnival. Be sure to see the map at the end of this information to locate you in each event.

THE ENCIERRO

The first contact between Ciudad Rodrigo and the bulls. The route taken by the bulls from the corrals of Agustín de Foxá street to the bullring, built by hand, is approximately 1 km long. The most outstanding places to enjoy the races are Agustín de Foxa street, El Registro, Madrid street or the bullring.

THE DETENTIATION

The Desencierros is one of the great peculiarities of this Fiesta: it consists of returning the bulls from the bullring to the pens, that is to say, the bulls leave the bullring to return to the streets, concluding their journey in the neighborhood of San Pelayo. The desencierro allows you to enjoy another mythical stretch, the area of 'Los Pinos'. There are two desencierros per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, except for Friday and Saturday, when only one takes place each day.

BULLFIGHTING, FESTIVALS AND TRIMMING CONTESTS

The capeas are held in the artisan square located in the Plaza Mayor. Here the bulls are released one at a time for the enjoyment of maletillas, fans and the general public. There are two a day, except for Friday and Saturday. They also exist in night format: Friday and Monday.

Every day except Friday you can enjoy bullfighting festivals at 4:00 pm. On Saturday and Tuesday with picadors and renowned bullfighters and on Sunday and Monday without picadors, and torean finalists of the Bullfighting BolsínThe finalists of the Bolsín Taurino, the competition for young aspiring bullfighters that takes place the four weekends prior to Carnival, and from whose selection rounds the five finalists are chosen to perform in the bullfighting bullfights.

We also have a trimming contest and the best trimmers and jumpers at national level, once the contest is over there is also a capea for amateurs. This event is held on Carnival Saturday at 11:00 pm.

HORSEBACK RUNNING OF THE BULLS

This running of the bulls is celebrated only on Carnival Sunday at 11:00 a.m., and is the most crowded event in the whole Antruejo Mirobrigense. The running of the bulls takes place in an open field. In this celebration, horses, bulls and runners merge along the entire route creating some pictures that you can not miss.

ANTRUEJO BULL

A unique event, a bull chosen by the fans through a poll, an ancient route, and thousands of expectant people. Do not wait and come on Carnival Saturday to enjoy the Bull.

AGUARDIENTE BULL

A mythical event in Carnival. Made for both early risers and late risers. It is held on Shrove Tuesday, the last day of the festivities, at 9:00 am with an unbeatable route: the Plaza Mayor, Madrid Street and El Registro.

BULLFIGHTING PROGRAM

Carnival FRIDAY

19,00h Encierro and desencierro of Mansos to show them the route.

 

SATURDAY of Carnival

00,15h Capea night with two bulls in the square.

11,00h Bull of Antruejo

13:00h Urban Running of the Bulls with five bulls

13,00h

16,00h Bullfighting festival with picadors.

 Then capea with three bulls and desencierro in the traditional style.

23.00h Competition "Night of specialists" with four bulls and subsequent bullfighting in the Portable Plaza installed for this purpose in the fields of the Muge.

 

carnival SUNDAY

11:00 a.m. Traditional running of the bulls on horseback (field and streets) with six bulls.

12:00 p.m. Capea in the traditional style with three bulls.

Afterwards, a traditional style "desencierro" with three bulls (approximate time 13:00h).

16,00h Bullfighting Festival without picadors

Then capea traditional style of three bulls and subsequent desencierro (approximate time 19:00)

 

Carnival MONDAY

11:00 a.m. Running of the bulls with six bulls.

12:00 p.m. Capea in the traditional style with three bulls.

Afterwards, a traditional style desencierro with three bulls (approximate time: 13:00h).

16,00h Bullfighting Festival without picadors

Then capea traditional style of three bulls and subsequent desencierro (approximate time 19:00)

 

TUESDAY of Carnival

00,05h Capea night with two bulls

09,00h Bull of Aguardiente (liquor)

11:00 a.m. Running of the bulls with six bulls.

12:00 p.m. Capea in the traditional style with three bulls.

Then desencierro traditional style with three bulls (approximate time 13:00h).

16,00h Bullfighting festival with picadors

Then capea traditional style of three bulls and subsequent desencierro (approximate time 19:00)

Note: the novilleros who participate in the two Carnival novilladas are chosen by the Bolsín Taurino, which through a month of selection tests (the four weekends prior to the celebration of these festivities) is responsible for evaluating the progress and future prospects in the bullfighting world of the aspirants.

If you do not know Ciudad Rodrigo, do not worry, we show you the bullfighting map in which you can go deeper, if possible, in the routes and areas of interest.




In this map you can see in blue the route of the running of the bulls and in orange the route of the desencierro . From in brown you will find the route of the running of the bulls on horseback. The area delimited by purple is the area where the Toro del Antruejo and the carretones are held. and the carretones, as well as the light green The light green area is the route of the Toro del Aguardiente.. You can find in black the bullring and the two corrals that exist in the that exist in the Carnival. The purple icon shows you the place where the portable bullring is located for the cutting contest. . Click on the icons to see the description and photos of the emblematic areas that make up the route and the events that take place there.

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  1. Francisco M. Bejarano Neila he says:

    Hello.
    I would like some information about the poster contest to announce the Carnaval del Toro, could you please tell me who won that contest in the 1987 edition.
    I consider it a fabulous work, and I would like to hire the author or authoress.
    Thank you very much!!!

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