Bullfight Marks Constitutional Anniversary

King Juan Carlos attended a bullfight last week to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Constitution, Spain’s first attempt at Democratic government.

Royal box.
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Don Juan Carlos traveled to the Port of Santa María in Cádiz for the bullfight. The region will play host to the 22nd Ibero-American Summit later this year.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

The Cádiz Cortes, whose lawmakers wrote the 1812 Constitution, met in the southwestern Spain community during the Napoleonic Wars.

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