CÓRDOBA: COT OF BULLFIGHTERS
A miura by the name Islero ended 60 years ago the life of what, for many, is considered one of the greatest bullfighters of all time. On that 28th of August 1947, the bullring of Linares saw how the morlaco extinguished the breath of Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete".
Sixty years later, on the eve of the world premiere of a film about aspects of his life from the Hollywood set, the Local Tourism Consortium is preparing a tourist route that will take visitors to the corners of the caliph of bullfighting in his city. This initiative, presented in Fitur, and included in the municipal cultural agenda, will be launched next spring, as reported to ABC the manager of the Consortium, Federico Rodriguez. "We wanted the presentation of this route to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the birth of the bullfighter (July 4, 1917) and the 60th of his death, as well as the film about his life," directed by Menno Meyjes and performed by actor Adrien Brody and the award-winning Spanish actress Penelope Cruz.
Foreigners who wish to delve into Manolete's past will visit the house where he grew up, in the Santa Marina neighbourhood; the Lobatón estate, where he gave his first hoods, and even the tavern where he used to taste the wines from his homeland. In addition, the route also passes through the two sculptural monuments that the city has of its Fourth Caliph: a bust in the Plaza de la Lagunilla, and a set in the Plaza del Conde de Priego, looking at the church of Santa Marina, church where they have married bullfighters as Finito de Córdoba. Web with the route Rodriguez also reported that along with the guided tours, will be created a website on the route, "so that interested people can know the places that make up," he said. There are still some fringes to define the project, which is part of the Action Plan of the Tourism Consortium of Cordoba, "and details that, for the time being, we will reserve until the project is launched. We are convinced that it will be very well received, both by the people of Cordoba and by the visitors who come to the city".
Lovers of bullfighting and the history of Cordoba will be able to remember this figure, the most skilful representative of his time. An artist with a conception of the festival very in consonance with the sensibility of the amateur of the time. His way of understanding bullfighting is worth highlighting in the history of bullfighting. Manolete followed an inverse evolution to the one experienced by the majority of the right-handed, who begin by pointing out their conditions as bullfighters, to end up dominating the supreme death. The Fourth Caliph mastered this art from almost the beginning of his career.