Bullfights

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  1. Juicy777

    Juicy777 Newbie Registered Member

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    Hi, I will be going to Cancun in November. Are the bullfights taking place then, and are they worth going to see?
     
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    They are every Wednesday afternoon around 3pm - year round I believe.

    Cant comment on whether they are "worth" going to see. I know I wouldnt go if they paid me.
     
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    Now remember ladies and gentlemen this is my OPINION of the bullfights;
    while yes it is a "Tradition" in Mexico and in Spain to have Bullfights. In Spain the the matador does not "Spear" the bull, here they do. Unfortunatley sometimes it takes several different swords due to lack of expierence. I have some friends who went and they literally vomitted watching the torture of an animal.
    While I am not an "Animal activist" (I grew up hunting) I do not condone "Torture"
    But yes there is a Bullring "Plaza de Toros" on Avenue Bonampack. Just tell the Taxista where you want to go. Or you take the R-1 or R-2 and get off on the first stop (Thats Bonampack) and walk about a 1/4 mile to the left, you won't miss it :cool:
     
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    I believe they start at 3:30 pm and they are every Wednesday. They are not for everyone though. They are not as popular as they once were.

    bncancun refers to Spain. I read where 3 of the 4 largest bullrings have suffered drastic drops in attendance and have closed, making way for new real estate development.

    And by the first stop on the R-1 or R-2 bus he means the first stop after the Hotlel Zone. It's a bit hard to know which stop is first. There are kilometer markers that go down to km 0 as you exit the HZ. After km 0 there is a traffic circle with a fountain in the middle and that is Bonampak. The bus stop is after the traffic light and you will have to probably yell at the driver to stop. There are the little cable ringer deals above the windows that you pull to get off at the next stop. What you yell is ALTO, like Al-Toe.
     
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    Juicy777 Newbie Registered Member

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    Thank you to everyone for their opinion and help.
     
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    We watched the bullfights in Mexico City years ago when I was a senior in high school....gulp, 28 years ago. :cry:

    We really enjoyed it Very exciting and the place was full. Things change though.
     
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    Went once last year. They put on a good show before the fight. Not something I would do again.
     
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