Venue Information - Cañaveralejo Bull Fighting Ring
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This ring, unique in its architectural design, is formally known as the Plaza de Toros de Cañaveralejo, located in the south-west of Cali.  

The architectural and structural project was given to engineer Guillermo González Zuleta and to the project architects and designers Julian Guerrero and Jaime Camacho.  Subsequently, the engineers and builders Francisco Villaquirán, Gino Faccio and Mr. Guillermo Tafur became part of the team, the latter being appointed by the board of directors of the Company as inspector.

This group of men, along with the support of several colleagues and hundreds of men, launched the task of building a “champagne-glass” shaped bullring in January 1957. Its opening was held on Saturday, December 28, 1957, with a bullfight at 3:30 pm.

The ring was built in reinforced concrete and a post-tension cable system, which causes the equal weight of the bleachers to tighten and the structure to hold on, the Cañaveralejo bullring accommodates 17,000 people.  

On October 19, 1995, The Plaza de Toros de Cañaveralejo was declared a National Monument by the Decree No. 1802 of the Ministry of National Education.  This was proposed by Colcultura to the Colombian government after a study of Colombian modern architecture, which is based on historical, aesthetic, technical and social criteria.

For over 50 years the people of Cali have celebrated first class bullfights in this ring and have hosted the greatest bullfighting exponents worldwide, a reason which allowed it to be widely recognized in America and Spain.

The Bullfighting School is located at this bullfighting ring. It was founded in 1991, and in it, future promises of Colombian bullfighting are formed. Its headquarters was built in 1995 and features a meeting room, offices, classrooms and a gymnasium for use by their students.

In addition to this, the ring also offers the purchase and sale of fighting bulls and the holding of public events, sporting, cultural, educational or entertainment in all its branches and manifestations, which are part of the Cali Fair (during the last weeks of December and the first of  January), a higher competition season.

Dance Sport and beach handball competitions will be held at this venue during The World Games 2013.

LOCATION: Avenida Guadalupe #3-153

PHONES: (57) (2) 5181818


Source: Plaza de Toros de Cali S.A.