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Building the Plaza de Toros
Thousands of tourists from all over the world gather in Seville, Spain each year, two weeks after Easter Holy Week, to witness the La Real Maestranza. La Real Maestranza is part of the Seville Fair, and the Fair (1) originated back in 1847 when (2) it was originally organized as a livestock fair. Of central importance to the festival are the bullfights that took place (3) in the Plaza de Toros, a circular ring on Baratillo Hill.
Construction on the stunning and beautiful (4) Plaza de Toros first begun in 1749 but had not completed (5) for many years after. The inner facade of the plaza (called the Palco del Príncipe or Prince’s Box) was completed in 1765, and this box consists of two parts; the (6) access gate through which the successful bullfighters exited (7), and the theater box itself, which was reserved for the exclusive use of not only the Spanish King and Queen, but for (8) other members of the Royal Family. 
When monarch Carlos III prohibited bullfighting celebrations in 1786, work halted, and (10) only one-third of the plaza had been completed (11) at the time. The construction of the ring was finally completed in 1881, two thirds (12) were constructed in stone, the rest in wood.
Choosing to redo them in brick, the stone grandstands were replaced between 1914 and 1915 by architect Anival Gonzalez. (13) All the rows were reconstructed with a smoother slope. Ten to twelve rows of shaded seating were constructed as well as fourteen rows in the sun and three rows of barrier. A row of armchairs was built in the superior part of the shaded area, and they (14) were placed in front of the theater boxes. 
which did originate
and the Fair originated
had taken place
did take place
stunning yet beautiful
stunning, however beautiful,
was began in 1749 and was not completed
had begun in 1749 and had completed
began in 1749 but was not completed
not only the Spanish King and Queen, yet for
not only the Spanish King and Queen, but also for
not the Spanish King and Queen, but also for
The bullring is the oldest bullring constructed entirely of stone, because most others were constructed with a combination of stone and brick.
The stands were constructed in two levels of seating of 5 raised rows per level and 136 Tuscan sandstone columns.
Seville’s fair is officially known as the April Fair, but in fact, it hasn’t always been celebrated entirely in April and once, it even had to be celebrated in May.
The Royal Box has a sloping roof covered in Arabic tiles.
1881; two thirds
1881, two thirds,
Choosing to redo them in brick, between 1914 and 1915 architect Anival Gonzalez replaced the stone grandstands.
Choosing to redo them in brick, architect Anival Gonzalez replaced the stone grandstands between 1914 and 1915.
Choosing, between 1914 and 1915, to redo them in brick, architect Anival Gonzalez replaced the stone grandstands.
Today spectators from around the world enjoy watching this traditional Spanish sport in this world-class ring.
Between 1729 and 1733 Felipe V stayed in Seville and received support from the Corporation in spite of being French and the first Bourbon king of Spain.
More than 12,500 spectators can watch the fight between the torero and the bull in this ring.
During the Seville Festival, men and women dress up in their finery, ideally the traditional "traje corto" (short jacket, tight trousers and boots) for men and the "faralaes" or "trajes de flamenca" (flamenco style dress) for women.
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