Discover Tourada Portugal

In Portugal, the tourada (bullfight) is done on horseback. Primarily, the horse rider plants banderillas between the hock and neck of the bull, which wounds the animal. Forcados follow the horse rider and control the animal with their strength, tactics and authority. The bull is never killed in public but slaughtered outside the arena. Only the city of Barrancos has the authorisation to slaughter the bull in the arena in what some believe is a cruel practice that still continues today.

  • Tourada , Traditional bullfighting, Portugal , Portugal
    Traditional bullfighting, Portugal

    Although considered cruel by many, bullfighting, or 'La Tourada', is still widely practiced in Portugal

    © Luis Carlos Jimenez Del Rio / 123RF
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    Bullfighting on horseback, Portugal

    The bulls are no longer slaughtered in public

    © dinozzaver / 123RF
  • Tourada , The Arena , Portugal
    The Arena

    Lisbon's bullfighting Arena

    © Joao Tiago Bento Ladeira / 123RF
  • Tourada , Portugal
    Tourada
    © Inacio Pires / 123RF
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  • Holiday to Cerro Mar Colina in ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL) for 4 nights (SC) departing from LGW on 07 Jun
    - Portugal
    Holiday to Cerro Mar Colina in ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL) for 4 nights (SC) departing from LGW on 07 Jun
    TUI
    £574
    5days / 4nights
  • Holiday to Cerro Mar Colina in ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL) for 4 nights (SC) departing from BHX on 07 Jun
    - Portugal
    Holiday to Cerro Mar Colina in ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL) for 4 nights (SC) departing from BHX on 07 Jun
    TUI
    £590
    5days / 4nights
  • Holiday to Cerro Mar Colina in ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL) for 4 nights (SC) departing from MAN on 14 Jun
    - Portugal
    Holiday to Cerro Mar Colina in ALBUFEIRA (PORTUGAL) for 4 nights (SC) departing from MAN on 14 Jun
    TUI
    £604
    5days / 4nights

Portugal : Discover our cities

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Portugal : The regions

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