Valdemorillo is one of the world´s references in bullfighting and with our celebration of San Blas’ festivity on the 3th February, the bullfighting season begins with the first bullfight fair of the year.
In these the most famous bullfighters already consecrated and those who expect the triumph, since succeeding in this place can ease the way to Las Ventas Bullring, so the experts say. As Varea says: “If you are lucky and you prove it in Valdemorillo, you already have at least one of the runs of San Isidro in the first Bullring in the world (Varea, B: 1991, 76)
Years ago these celebrations were made in the Town Hall´s Square, surrounded by carriages and which was accessed by fences that were prepared from Nava´s Bridge to run.
These squares of carts were replaced by others made of wood, properly prepared for the act and numbered for its easy assembly from one year to another.
Later on, with the increase of neighbours and visitors they opted for portable bullrings on the outskirts of the village.
Construction of the bullring
Finally in August 2002, the construction of the current bullring began and was inaugurated just before 2003 festivities.
Its structure made of prestressed concrete, was commissioned purposely to the Basque Country and the enclosure of the square was made of refractory brick as Valdemorillo´s style.
On February 4, 2007, the bullring La Candelaria was reopened, displaying a modern cover, guaranteeing the fair to be held, regardless of weather conditions.
The ring can hold up to about 4000 people.