Nocturnal Flamenco Bullfighting Festival
Thursday, November 29 2007, 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
unique bullfight carried out at night-time, the Nocturnal Flamenco Bullfighting Festival (Festival Nocturnal Taurino Flamenco) is held at the traditional location of Plaza Belmonte in Quito's Old Quarter.
Truly a ghostly experience, by candlelight the matador faces the bull whilst accompanied by the singing of a Spanish flamenco group. Beforehand there is a colourful procession around the plaza paying respect to the Virgin of Triana, with music, lights and comparsas (organised groups of dancers).