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Plaza de Toros

The Plaza de Toros is a bullfighting arena located in Teruel, in Aragon. It was built between 1934 and 1935 by architect José Torán de la Rad, with the intention of creating a modern and functional facility that could accommodate about 10,000 spectators. The Plaza de Toros is recognized as a Cultural Heritage (Bien de Interés Cultural) in the Monument category and is one of the most important monuments of historical and cultural significance in Teruel.

The Plaza de Toros is elliptical in shape and is built of brick and reinforced concrete. Its facade is inspired by the neo-Mudéjar style, which refers to the architectural tradition of Teruel. On the facade, there are decorative elements such as teeth, arches, columns, and ceramic panels, which create a variety of geometric and plant patterns. On the facade, there are also coats of arms of the city, province, and region, as well as inscriptions with the names of famous toreros, or matadors.

The interior of the arena has a diameter of 50 meters and is surrounded by two levels of stands, the upper one is roofed. On the stands, there are boxes, balconies, and seating places, which are divided into sectors, rows, and numbers. In the arena, there is also a chapel where toreros pray before the fight, as well as rooms for bulls, veterinarians, and staff.

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