600 years of tradition ended at La Monumental in Barcelona this week. The final bullfight in the art noveau bullring was more of a statement of Catalonia's desire to distance themselves from Spain than a comment on the brutality of the corrida.
20,000 staunch aficionado's packed La Monumental to watch Jose Tomas, Serafin Martin and Juan Mora face the bulls of El Pilar for a final dance on the sand.
Jose Tomas cut two ears from his first bull
Serafin Martin (Catalan) with his cuadrilla