May is the big month of the city of Cordoba, which celebrates, in successive weeks, the Crosses “Las Cruces”, the Patios (courtyards), which are decorated to show their flowers in a unique collective competition of beauty, and for lovers of bullfighting, the Feria de Nuestra Señora de La Salud (Our Lady of Health Fair).
Visiting Cordoba on the weekend of the fair and soaking up the spirit of Los Califas is a dream come true. Cordoba is the heritage of different civilisations, the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate, the monumental heart of Andalusia, a network of narrow streets, spaces full of charm and sensuality. Strolling and getting lost in its streets is a must.
At the end of May, the Cordoba Fair is held, flooding the traditional stalls with flamenco music, and in the evenings at 6 p.m., tradition dictates a visit to the Cordoba Bullring, also known as the “Los Califas” bullring in honour of the famous bullfighters who came out of it and in memory of the deep-rooted history of this land.
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Its history goes back to the year 1285, when Córdoba is granted the privilege to hold cattle fairs. From the middle of the 19th century it became the main festive event
The Córdoba Fair is celebrated at the end of May, in commemoration of Nuestra Señora de la Salud. Since 1994, approximately one hundred stands have been located in El Arenal fairground (until then it was in the Victoria Gardens). They are carefully decorated and seek to maintain the tradition of Cordovan architecture. Horsemen and flamencas meet on the different streets of the fair.
Most of the booths are public and open to everyone. Traditional singing and dancing, local gastronomy, attractions, raffles… set the fair day and night. The front entry of the fairground, and whose lighting next to fireworks marks the beginning of the Fair, is the largest one in Andalusia, with 145 meters wide and 45 high.
During the fair, bullfights of great importance are held in the bullfighting arena of Los Califas, in which the most outstanding right-handers of the moment participate. There are usually four celebrations; two bullfights, another bullfight and a bullfight.
Bullfighting events planned in Córdoba (Andalusia) during the year 2024, dates pending final confirmation
Season pass for all shows held in Cordoba (Andalusia), Spain. Access to all performances. Buy now, through Servitoro or by calling +34963308593 (Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:30-18:30hs). At the box office of the Bullring: dates to be confirmed