We have evidence since the fifteenth century bullfights were organized in wooden bullrings mounted in different parts of the city.
In 1847 the architect of the Principal Theater of Alicante, Emilio Jover Perrón, built the bullring. Forty years after its first inauguration, the bullring was very deteriorated and underwent a complete renovation by the architect José Guardiola Picó. On June 15, 1888, the bullring was inaugurated with the structure we know today and with the most important bullfighting stars of the time: Frascuelo, Lagartijo and Guerrita.
In 1928 the bullring began to celebrate in honor of San Juan a cycle of bullfighting festivities. Alicante bullring became important and consolidated with the annual celebration of Las Hogueras de San Juan Fair. The great masters of Spanish and foreign bullfighters have passed through the Alicante bullring, many alternatives have been granted and we have also seen farewells (Luis Francisco Esplá in 2009). It has been considered one of the most important bullrings in Spain and was one of the first bullrings to have a Bullfighting Museum.
BULLFIGHTS IN ONE YEAR
NOVILLOS BULLFIGHTS IN ONE YEAR
Yes, all children over 4 years old pay the adult ticket price.
Access to the bullring with food depends on the organizer of the show and the health status of COVID. Before accessing the site with food you must consult the physical box office of the bullring.
Yes, you can.
The bullring opens 2 hours before the show to avoid crowds at the entrance due to the Covid issue.
It depends on whether the Autonomous Community requires it for access to the bullrings or not.