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Bullfights

Bilbao's Semana Grande (Grand Week), in mid-August, is famous for scheduling Spain's largest bullfights of the season, an example of the Basque Country's tendency to favor contests of strength and character over art. (Note that in Barcelona, bullfights are no longer allowed under local legislation.)

Plaza de Toros Vista Alegre. Prices and times of the bullfights held here vary by event; check the website for listings. Martín Agüero1, San Mamés, Bilbao, 48012. 94/444–8698. www.plazatorosbilbao.com. San Mamés.