Monumento ao Toiro
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We saw this memorable monument already at the entrance to the city from the airport. He was surprised, because Portugal in General and especially the Azores are not associated with bullfighting and bullfighters. However, it is very popular on Terceira. Another thing is that it is different. If in Spain bullfighting is an aristocratic and expensive occupation, then the local bullfight with a rope (tourada à corda) is entertainment for the peasants. Bulls are teased, dodged, but they are never killed, so there is no reason to ban bullfighting, as has already been done in Catalonia. Bullfighting is held right on the streets, the audience is behind the fences of houses, on balconies, on trucks, etc. We went specifically from Angra to Heroizmo to the neighboring village. A monument to this occupation was erected in Angra relatively recently in 2011. The 11-meter monument was built by local sculptor Renato Costa e Silva. Three bulls covered with brass are placed on a metal frame so as to preserve the centering of the monument, which probably required the sculptor to calculate the balance. The result is a spectacular monument that can be photographed from any point.
Written December 26, 2020
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Flupke59
Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Thes statues representing bulls not only relate the tradition of Bull release in the streets but also a part of History when bulls were sent against Spanish troops.
Written February 19, 2019
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Katie C
Ottawa84 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
In the middle of a traffic circle, it's a nice enough sculpture of 5 bulls. Good to get oriented in the many exits to the highway.
Written May 18, 2017
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Mike D
Manalapan, NJ171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
This is a nice sculpture outside of the rebuilt (1984) bull ring. Worth a quick visit but that's about all.
Written April 1, 2017
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Virginia Shawver
California, MD13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It was a monument that captivated my attention since the moment I passed it by car.
I am not bullfighting fan but the monument is very interesting. I took lots of pictures by car!!!

Virginia Shawver
Written June 29, 2020
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
First I dont agree with animal cruelty in any form even for entertainment. I do realise other cultures have sport entertainment ingrained in their history such as bull fighting , dog racing or rodeos.
I can appreciate the history, culture and art without participating in the sport.
Written December 27, 2019
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Norm and Tina
Ontario, Canada112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Worth A Pause To Snap A Photo For A Few Minutes, it’s just a roundabout and you will probably pass it on the way into town from the airport, the bull ring is across the street from it.
Written December 9, 2019
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unique10
Pwllheli, UK107 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In this day and age,bullfighting needs to be abolished EVERYWHERE, whether its embedded in culture or not. They still have the running of the bulls here, and almost most of the island seem to turn out, to taunt the bulls and hit them on the head with sticks, umbrellas etc. This ISNT fun, either for onlooker or the poor Animal. Yes you have been doing it for centuries, isnt it time to STOP and do something else, that dosent include the innocent bulls??
Written September 21, 2019
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annafelicetti
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
what a great idea doing this on a round a bout , right next to the bull arena too.
looks better in person.
Written September 3, 2019
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evemaria85
North Carolina32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Quick, easy to see as you are driving around Angra, interesting statue. Not too much around it. In a drive its worth seeing.
Written July 14, 2019
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