Construction of Plaza de Acho (Lima, Peru) began on January 30th, 1766 by order of Viceroy Armat y Junyet, which makes it the oldest bullfight ring in the Americas and second-oldest in the world after La Maestranza, in Sevilla, Spain.
It was rebuilt in 1946.
Located in Lima's Rimac district - Rimac: Quechua word which means "talkative" - Acho hosts the annual bullfighting fair Señor de los Milagros (Feria Taurina Señor de los Milagros) every October and November.
Visit Acts of Faith to learn more about Señor de los Milagros.
The season congregates the best bullfighters in the world who come attracted by the main trophy: El Escapulario de Oro (The Scapular of Gold).
If interested in Peru's taurine history and traditions, don't miss the Taurine Museum, next to the arena.
The museum exhibits suits, trophies, paintings and pictures.
Jorge Arancivia, pointed that Plaza de Acho was inaugurated in January of 1776, and the one in Cartagena (Colombia) was built between 1853 and 1857. The bullfight ring of the Real Maestranza dates back to 1730, while the one in Ronda, to 1782.
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