Quinta Real Zacatecas

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Discover the Quinta Real Zacatecas, which was once a famous bullfighting ring known as the Plaza de Toros.

Quinta Real Zacatecas was constructed during the historic reign of the United Kingdom’s famed Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901.

Once a stage for the world's most notable bullfighters, the Quinta Real Zacatecas was initially founded as the Plaza de Toros. Built in 1866 next to the historic El Cubo aqueduct, the Plaza de Toros has hosted events starring the styles of elite torero and matadors, including Lino Zamora, Epifanio del Rio, Eloy Cavazos, Manolo Martinez, and Curro Rivera. In 1975, the plaza witnessed its last corrida, and almost faced demolition. It was fortunately saved by Ricardo and Roberto Elias Pessah, who transformed the structure into a luxury boutique hotel. Highlighting the historic significance of its architecture and location, Quinta Real Zacatecas opened for the first time in 1989. Shortly after opening its doors, the vibrant hotel received the International Architectural Award for its outstanding restoration. Today, Quinta Real Zacatecas boasts luxury and opulence while utilizing its historic and cultural setting. While the hotel showcases elements of the original structure throughout its walls, the bullfighting ring remains the leading attraction of the stately Quinta Real Zacatecas.

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