Is bullfighting still legal in Mexico?

Yes. In fact, Mexico is home to the world’s largest bullring, Plaza México in Mexico City, with a capacity of 48,000 people. 

The sport’s legal status does not apply nationwide, however.

It has been banned in three states: Sonora, Guerrero, and Coahuila. 

Bullfighting is still legal in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, as it is located in the state of Jalisco.

However, this wasn’t always the case. 

Bullfighting was banned in Mexico in 1890, which spurred bullfighters to move north of the border and likely had a strong influence in American rodeos.