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Benefic bullfighting festival

The history of bullfighting festivals in Chinchón goes back to the days of Salvador Sanchez "Frascuelo", who first performed two evenings in 1871 to benefit the needy of Chinchon, in gratitude for the care he had received from the neighbors after suffering serious wounds in one of the capeas in 1863.

"Frascuelo" continued bullfighting each year to benefit the poor until his death. Changed the Century and with the figure of Marcial Lalanda the festival begins the story in favor of the Asilo de Ancianos Desamparados de San José. He continued with bullfighting till year 1942 (withdrawal date), with a parentheses forced by the war, and was responsible for its organization until 1950.

Many of the great figures of bullfighting have stepped into the ring of Chinchón at some point in their career and the organization has been carried out by Julio Aparicio until 1980, and then Manuel Vidrié and Julio Aparicio junior.

This festival, the oldest in Spain, keeps being organiced today, for the benefit of Madres Clarisas, in the month of October and with it the Chinchón bullfighting season gets closed.


Festival Benéfico Taurino de Chinchón