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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.