Book Espana Report Madrid Bullfighting Tickets Selling Out

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After Barcelona held the last bullfight ever last week, Madrid bullfighting tickets has seen increasing demand. There are now less than 100 premium tickets left for the season's last bullfight in Madrid, Book Espana reports. Some might be surprised that the traditional Spanish sport is far from dead, rather growing in popularity after Catalonia officially banned bullfighting last week.

The increasing demand for bullfighting tickets in Madrid shows that the public is here to support our cultural heritage and enjoys attending bullfights, says Enrique Martinez, founder of Madrid excursion company BookEspana.

The Catalonian capital, Barcelona, held the last bullfight ever last week. Bullfighting is still a sensitive issue in Spain, with both pro- and anti-bullfighting activists in Catalonia.

Most critics still believe the bullfighting ban in Catalonia is mostly tied to nationalism than concern for animal rights. Tickets to the last bullfight in Barcelona was sold for over five times the normal price.

In other parts of Spain, people are queuing to buy tickets to the seasons last bullfights four weeks from now.

Premium bullfighting tickets in Madrid are almost sold out
Book Espana reports they sold out nearly all their allocated bullfighting tickets four weeks in advance of the seasons last match. "It might be a way of showing support to sport and national identity", says Enrique Martinez. He explains that there are some interesting new bullfighters drawing popularity to the seasons last bullfight. "Some up and coming young matadors are performing and it's always a big honor to fight in the last match of the season", he says.

Why do people buy so many bullfighting tickets after the Catalonian ban?
The end of season for bullfighting is always huge in Spain. It will take about 5 months before the spring seasons bullfights take place, so many want to enjoy the last matches. "It might also be a way of showing support to Spain and Spanish culture and heritage, says Enrique Martinez.

This year, there will be two young bullfighthers that will close Madrid's bullfighting season at the 16th of October, Daniel Palencia and Sergio Blanco.

How is the Spanish bullfighting ranking for 2011?
The season is about to finish and it looks like a horse race until the last second. Who rises the victory for 2011 stands between El Juli and Manzanares, both with almost the same ears and tail won during the season.

Even if the competition is realy competetive, 2011 will be remembed for the come back to the bullrings of probably one of the better bullfigthers in the modern history, Jose Tomas.

He was attending the last bullfighting match in Barcelona, dressed in a black dress like it was funeral. Jose Tomas won two ears in Barcelona, the biggest trophy a bullfighter can get in a fight.

About Book Espana:
Book Espana is an online based travel specialist which offers booking facilities for Madrid excursions, sights and tours. Book Espana arrange trips in Madrid, attractions and activities around the city for an English and Spanish speaking audience. Examples of excursions include viewing a bullfighting arena, attending bullfights, flamenco dancing, visiting wineries and football games. Book Espana have both European and American support by email or telephone.

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