The bullring in central Marbella (one of the two disused ones in the resort, the other being in Nueva Andalucía) looks set to get a new lease of life with a one-million-euro restoration and rebuilding project.
However it remains to be seen if bullfights will return or if it will just be used for shows.
The council is finishing plans to put out to tender the work to bring the 9,000-capacity venue up to date. It has serious deficiencies in crowd safety, fire prevention and mobility access.
The previous PSOE mayor withdrew the operating licence from the company organising bullfights there and announced it was banning fights from Marbella.