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Museo Taurino Antonio Fuentes Zurita

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This Museum seeks to recover the memory of the famous bullfighter Antonio Fuentes Zurita (Seville, 1869 -1938), whose professional career unfolded over the last decade of the 20th century.    

His contribution to the economic and industrial activity of La Puebla de Cazalla as a farmer, stockbreeder and entrepreneur and his special ties to the town become apparent through his numerous initiatives. He is forever linked to this town through a street that bears his name and the magnificent farmstead “La Coronela” and two large buildings: a winery, today an auditorium used as an event venue, and the other a senior citizen social club and the home of the Museum. 

The exhibition is located in the foyer and four rooms. The first room includes biographical notes with portraits published in illustrated magazines of the time and reproductions of photographs taken by prominent photographers such as E. Beauchy, M. Castillo, J. Derrey or Valleto.

The second room is dedicated to posters that retrace, in chronological order, his life as bullfighter, since his debut in 1892 to his enshrinement as bullfighter in 1894, his farewell in 1908 and his last reappearance in 1934. The third room seeks to show the importance attained by Antonio Fuentes through postcards and picture cards with his image from that period.

The fourth room provides a more intimate vision of the bullfighter, with photographs taken in a more personal context, that is, family snapshots, his agricultural and livestock activities, and his foray into the intellectual world through his friendship with Manuel Machado.

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