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Costitx Bulls

The ubiquitous fighting bull, with its sweeping horns, flared nostrils, and wrathful maddened stare, is a symbol deeply ingrained in Spain, from the verdant northern territory of Asturias and Galicia to the dusty plains of Andalusia in the far south.

This iconic beast has featured in the country’s controversial bullfights and the running of the bulls; on the labels that grace bottles of wine and sherry; in the paintings of Pablo Picasso; and in the pamphlets and protests of animal rights activists. This is an animal that occupies a central and almost totemic significance in the collective consciousness of the Spanish people, and has done since time immemorial.


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