It was only in 1964 that Marbella had its first bullring. The first event took place on 11 June, starring matadors Pedro Martínez Pedrés, Manuel Benítez, aka ‘El Cordobés,’ and Francisco Camino. The bulls came from the prestigious ranch of Antonio Martínez Elizondo.
The Marbella Bullring holds 9,500 spectators. It has eight access gates, but the parking area is quite small. Far from the historic district, it can be accessed from road N-340.
In the summer, there are ‘novilladas’ on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the box office or the stand on Paseo de la Alameda (average price: €30).
In the first half of June, Marbella celebrates its major fiesta: St Bernabé’s Festival. The festival’s highlight is on 11 June, when they commemorate the Reconquista of the city. From noon to 7:00 p.m., the town’s streets get filled with people dancing and enjoying themselves. During the festival, there are bullfights every day at 7:00 p.m.