El Pilar of Zaragoza Fair is the last appointment in first category bullring of the Spanish season
The Pilar 2019 will begin on October 5 and will run until day 13. A bullfight with horses, two steer-bullfights and six bullfights make up the season ticket of the last great Fair of the season, the last one in first-class bullring. That is why it is one of the most important events on the calendar.
The Bullring of La Misericordia is a unique setting, with more than 250 years of history and a pioneer mobile roof cover, so that the dates of the Fair do not condition the celebration of the bullfights. Zaragoza has a serious public and bull, the triumphs in its bullring mark the end of the season and the beginning of the next. Many are the bullfighters who finish their year here, so the toast to the crew is a classic, but also the ruptures and relationships ended.
This year a great fair has been prepared, with double dates of four figures such as Enrique Ponce, El Juli, José María Manzanares and Cayetano, who will arrive in the Aragonese capital with a season full of successes and Main Gates. Retreats are also common and this year it is the turn of El Cid to say goodbye to the Aragonese fans.
And some that leave and others that arrive, because the local young bullfighter Jorge Isiegas will take the alternative on October 11 with a luxury poster. The winners of the last fairs, such as López Simón in San Jorge or Álvaro Lorenzo in the Pilar 2018, will also be present.
But the bullfights are a part of the around 25 celebrations that take place during the nine days, and that is that Zaragoza also becomes the capital of the popular celebration with bulls. Heifers every morning, a great prix, roscaderos contest, trimmings, fire bull or rings congregate a multitude of fans of the different modalities that fill the bullring several times each day of the Fair.
Happy week, bullfighting lovers!