What would be the first thing anyone would do seeing a five hundred kilo bull at full speed? Run, of course! However, in bullfighting what is required to do is the opposite: stay, stand, and lead the charge with the cape or crutch. This is why bullfighting is an exercise that goes against the natural intuition of man and is so hard to understand.
From the beginning the protagonist of bullfighting, the bull, has been a recurring motif in painting, sculpture, theater, literature, music, poetry, and film.
The importance of the Saltillo bull is that since the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century, there was an important fair held in the city, which was fun for the townspeople. Bullfights were very common sometimes celebrating more than eight daily bullfights until the end of the fair that lasted at least thirty days.
The Bullfighting Culture Museum researches and disseminates bullfighting, as a practice of ancient origin, which Mexico adopted other nuances. One of the rooms attests to the interest that various cultures have shown for the bull: quotes and sayings, names of films, sculptures, paintings, and music composers ... all focused on the theme of bullfighting.
Another room shows the evolution of bullfighting through the centuries and how they were creating different styles of interpretation that obey the idiosyncratic and cultural aspects of each region. At the end of the exhibition Fiesta Brava in Saltillo, it displays the aspects of a bullring and the staff it constitutes, the Ceremony of the Dressing Lights, horns and other songs mixed with a tribute that corresponds to its main exponent: Fermin Espinosa Saucedo "Armillita Chico", among others.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free admission.