On the 15th January 1658 bullfighting festivities took place to celebrate the birth of Prince Felipe Prospero, the son of King Philip IV, in a rectangular spot called the "Campo del Toro" in the Tenerias neighbourhood.
The first purpose built ring in Huesca was inaugurated on the 10th August 1850 and was built on the plot and with the demolition materials from San Juan church. It was still in use until it was demolished on the 22nd August 1920.
The current coso opened its doors for the first time on 10th August 1929 (as we can see the date 10th August, San Lorenzo's day, is repeated over and over again in important bullfighting events) with a bullfight with bulls marked with the iron of “Sánchez Rico” where Antonio Márquez, Manolo Martínez and Félix Rodríguez took part. In 1987 the current ring was totally renovated, and currently has a capacity for 7,000 people. It has a 45 metre diameter ring, four vomitories and six staircases that access the stalls and upper dress circle. As well as the big door it has seven access doors for the public. It has four large yards with ten pens and a slaughterhouse. It also has a full nursing station, chapel and business offices.
Over the years four alternatives have taken place on its packed crushed rock: that of Jesús Gracia on the 10th August 1953, Raúl Zorita on the 10th August 1988, Tomás Luna on the 10th August 2001 and his brother Diego on the same day in 2005. As a curious fact we should mention that at the Huesca coso, the distinguished Manuel Rodríguez, “Manolete” took his last paseillo (opening porcession) in an Aragonese ring. He did so on 11th August of that fateful1947, fighting bulls from “Luis Calle”, with Domecq providence and was acccompanied by Juanito Belmonte and Paquito Muñoz. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon, "Manolete" cut an ear from a tame and complicated bull. Since its opening in 1929, the Huesca bull-ring has hosted, year after year, its Bullfighting Festival of San Lorenzo.
The Peñas with their billboards and their charangas and the Huesca Music Band, contribute in shaping this particular festive environment in the Huesca bull ring. Other popular festivities are added to the orthodox bull fights such as the morning release of the heifers or the traditional heifer run for the benefit of the Peñas.