Spain's bullfighting season is in the spring and summer. Traditionally, the bullfight is a combination of ritual and mortal combat, with an attempt, at the risk of the Matador's life, to manoeuvre a bull gracefully and kill it in a manner both courageous and aesthetically acceptable. Bullfighting is confined largely to Spain and to Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico where the bullfight is known as la fiesta brava ("the brave festival") or la corrida de toros ("the running of the bulls").
Usually there are six bulls, to be killed by three matadors, for one afternoon's corrida, and each encounter lasts about 15 minutes. Today the bullfight is much the same as it has been since about 1726, when Francisco Romero of Ronda, Spain, introduced the estoque (the sword) and the muleta (the small, more easily wielded worsted cape used in the last part of the fight).
External link : La Tauromaquia (The Art of Bullfighting)