"Bullfights" Top 5 Page for this destination Ilha Terceira Things to Do Tip by J_Antunes
Ilha Terceira Things to Do: 21 reviews and 45 photos
People in Terceira really like bullfights. You can see it in the roads of the interior where once in the while you see a bull, you can see it in the windows of the stores of Angra where videos of the bullfights are passing and also in many arenas spread throughout the islands.
The main event is called Touradas à Corda, and almost everyday from May to October there are bullfights taking place. The bull has a rope over his neck and 80 meters of wire away there are 6 men holding it and making the bull stop when necessary. Then ordinary people run in front of the bull and with umbrellas, capes and all sorts of objects fight with the bull. After a while it is recovered and another one goes out. All this happens in the streets of the villages.
When I went to terceira this events weren't taking place. But since it was carnival there was a students' garraiada where in the middle of the plaza the students faced, with masks, the powerful bulls.
Due to all these bullfights and parties some people say that: "There are 8 islands of work and one of party: Terceira."