Bullfighting in Spain Schedule 2015

Major Bullfights in Spain

Below is a list of major bullfights in Spain that are likely to take place in 2015.

Bullrings are notoriously slow in announcing their bullfighting schedule. Below are the events that took place last year. One can normally assume that a major event will run every year. However, major bullfighting festivals have been known to be canceled so don't plan your entire trip around a visit to a bullring unless you have confirmation from the bullring itself that the fight will go ahead.

This list is not exhaustive. I have concentrated on the major bullfighting events in Spain's biggest cities. Missing from this list are:

Buying Bullfighting Tickets

Most bullrings don't have a very good web presence. Tickets are usually not computerised so buying them online can be difficult, often relying on a broker who physically goes out and buys your tickets for you. The easiest place to buy bullfighting tickets in advance is for events Madrid. Most Madrid bullfighting tickets are available here: 

In most other circumstances, I recommend heading for the bullring as soon as you arrive in the city to secure your tickets.

Early Season Bullfights

If you're in Spain early in the year, these are your only bullfighting options.

January 24-25, 2015 (TBC) Ajalvir, near Madrid.
February 6-8, 2015 (TBC) Valdemorillo, near Madrid.

Las Fallas & Feria de Magdalena Bullfights, Comunidad de Valencia

Las Fallas sees daily bullfights in Valencia, as well as some the previous week in nearby Castellon.

March 1-8, 2015 (TBC) Castellon de la Plana, Valencia, for the Feria de Magdalena. 
March 13-21, 2015 Valencia Book here

Easter Bullfights

The main bullfighting season begins around Easter Semana Santa (in Spanish).

March 29, 2015 in Madrid and Alicante.

April 4, 2015 in Malaga.
April 5, 2015  in Seville.
 

Feria de Abril Bullfighting Events

The Feria de Abril is Seville's chance to let its hair down after Semana Santa. Bullfighting is an integral part of the week's festivities.

April 12, 2015 in Seville
April 15-25, 2015 in Seville

Feria de San Jorge Bullfighting

April 23-26, 2015 in Zaragoza.

Feria de San Isidro Bullfighting

Madrid's saint day gets a month of bullfights.

May 5, 2015 - June 5, 2015 (TBC) In Madrid. Dates approximate.

 

Cordoba Festival Bullfighting Events

Cordoba, in Andalusia, has its major festival with bullfighting every day.

May 24-May 31, 2015 Cordoba festival bullfights.

 

San Juan Bullfighting

June in Alicante is dominated by the San Juan festival. There are bullfights at several times during the month. See more about the San Juan Festival

San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) Bullfights

The Pamplona Running of the Bulls sees the famous morning bull runs as well as nightly bullfights.

July 5 to July 13, 2015 in Pamplona.

August Festival Bullfights

Malaga's biggest festival is the Festival de Agosto, with a week of bullfighting.

August 15 - 22, 2015 (TBC). In Malaga. Dates approximate.

Basque Country Bullfighting Festivals

The biggest event in the Basque Country is Semana Grande, or 'Big Week'. You have two weeks of bullfighting around this time in the twin cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian.
August 10-16, 2015 (TBC) In San Sebastian for Semana Grande. Dates approximate.
August 15-23, 2015 (TBC) In Bilbao for the Corridas Generales. Dates approximate.

Other Summer Bullfighting Festivals

August 24-29, 2015 (TBC) in Almeria for the Feria Taurina Virgen del Mar Dates approximate.

Corridas Goyescas at the Feria y Fiestas de Pedro Romero


September 5-7, 2015 (TBC) Bullfighting in Ronda. Dates approx.

More Summer Bullfighting Festivals

September 6, 2015  Utrera bullfighting festival.
September 6-19, 2015 (TBC) In Salamanca for the Feria Taurina Virgen de La Vega.


September 13-20, 2015 (TBC) In Logroño for San Mateo. May including a day of bull-jumping in place of a bullfight. 

Fiestas del Pilar

October 5, 7-12, 2015 in Zaragoza. Approximate dates.