After bullfighting began in Spain in 711 AD, the corrida de toros (bullfight) became immensely popular and eventually was declared as the national sport (Fiesta Nacional). Yet attendance has been dropping since about 2000. A growing animal rights movement is demanding the end of these bloody spectacles. The Moorish style of the Plaza de Toros de Toledo was designed by Luis Antonio Fenech. This 905 foot, 8,500 seat arena opened in 1866.