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Marbella Bullring ready for ‘cultural events’ in 2021

Marbella’s Plaza de Toros will be open for business next year.

A seven month renovation project costing 800,000 euros has revitalised the bullring and modernised the facilities, including improving the security measures.

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz and Councilor for Works, Diego López, visited the bullring this week to inspect the facilities. She stressed that “the refurbishment of this emblematic building was a commitment of the Town Hall team to which we have responded. It is an excellent venue to host shows, but the precarious state of disrepair prevented it”.

The mayor added that the next task was to talk to “companies that may be interested in developing a cultural agenda in a public facility that has always been a special attraction in Marbella”.

López added that the project included the total renovation of the electrical installations; the installation of fire hydrants, manual fire extinguishers, detection systems and alarms in case of emergency, signage and lighting for evacuation routes; the remodeling of the toilets, adapting them to people with reduced mobility; and the painting of the exterior and interior façade.

López also pointed out that the albero, the densely packed rock used for bullfights, had also been totally replaced.

Bullfighting still proves a divisive subject in modern Spain, with protesters demonstrating both inside and outside the Marbella Bullring at the last event. If one of the ‘cultural events’ next year includes bullfighting, we can expect more protests.

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