The image shows a view of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, where bullfighting festivities, in this case a bullfight, are being held. These festivities have been held since ancient times and were deeply rooted in Spain, supported to a large extent by the nobility as the main backer, although they soon became the favourite spectacle of the people due to their recreational nature. During the Modern Age they served to commemorate a variety of political, military, social and religious events, becoming one of the main attractions of these celebrations.
Project: 11. Science and culture as representation in Europe.
Scope: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Prints, engravings
Source: Gallica. Biblioteca Nacional de Francia. Departamento Estampas y fotografía, LI-72 (5)-FOL
Owner: María del Mar Felices de la Fuente (Modernalia)
Copyright: Public domain
Abstract: This resource shows a bullfight in the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, a popular festival that served to celebrate a variety of political, social, military and religious events during the Modern Age. It belongs to the Collection: Selected Optical Views of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Volume 5, Views of Great Britain and SpainImage