Fiesta Taurina y Corralejas de Cartagena

IMPORTANT: THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS, PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS TO GO FOR THIS PARTICULAR EVENT, THERE ARE OTHER SIMILAR FESTIVALS AROUND COLOMBIA, YOU CAN CHECK OUR MAIN EVENTS FOR THE COUNTRY HERE
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This Feria is a major event in the Cartagena calendar and includes the madness that are the Correlajas. It is held in January.

Fiesta Taurina and Corralejas CartagenaWhen: from the 2nd to the 6th of January. The event takes place in the bullring on the outskirts of Cartagena, on the road to Turbaco. They are also held in Arjona and surrounding towns at different times of the year, according to the patron saints' days. The ring is ten minutes by taxi from Centro or 20 minutes by bus. Catch any bus marked Turbaco, Turbana or Arjona.

Plaza de Torros CartagenaCorralejas are probably the most interesting part of the festival for a tourist. The bulls aren't killed, but the humans who torment them sometimes are, accompanied by live music and watched by crowds drinking rum and Aguardiente.
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