We are shocked and
very sad of the news that El Junta de Castilla y León is
banning the killing of the Toro de la Vega. They are turning
down their own history and culture.
What a shame! El Torneo de la Vega should instead been
declared as a part of the Castillan cultural patrimonio.
We’re also ashamed of those aficionados de toros and
taurinos who are applauding the decision. They don’t care
about the old taurine culture and traditions.
The ”modern” La Corrida de Toros is no more than a stage in
the developing of the culture of tauromaquia. 16 000 events
of Festejos Populares are held around the country every year
and El Torneo del Toro de la Vega is the oldest one and
This old tradition fascinated us here in Oslo so much, we
decided to choose Tordesillas and El Torneo del Toro de la
Vega in September 2013 for the celebration of our 25th
anniversary of Peña Taurina Noruega. We have all very good
memories of the friendliness and hospitality we received of
all new friends in Tordesillas, El Alcalde de Tordesillas
and in particular you brave members of El Patronato del Toro
de la Vega.
honouring and respecting your struggle for the Castillan
culture and traditions.
Saludos Lars Grinde. President of Peña Taurina Noruega