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Bous a la Mar in Denia

Are you brave enough to lure a bull into the sea?

Bous a la Mar in Denia
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© Paco S Nácher

The event Toros en el Mar which means 'Bulls in the Sea' is what it sounds like. It is one of the wildest festivities in province of Alicante, around 100 km away from Valencia. Many consider it more interesting than the classic bull run, and more animal-friendly. The goal of the activity is to lure the bull to come after you down the main street of Marqués de Campo in the town of Denia and then make them jump into the Mediterranean Sea. Don't worry, the bull won't drown, it will be rescued by a special boat. For those who are brave enough to take part in such an event, Toros en el Mar is happening every year in July. Of course, you can also be a part of the audience; safe, but still amused.

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