The Indians are devoted to bull-fighting and cock-fighting.
Wheat and other cereals are cultivated, with fruits of many kinds, olives, and vines which yield a wine of fair quality; while saffron is largely produced, and some attention is given to the keeping of bees and silkworms. Stock-farming, for which the wide plains afford excellent opportunities, employs many of the peasantry; the bulls of Albacete are in demand for bull-fighting, and the horses for mounting the Spanish cavalry.
Great numbers of condors are thus taken alive, and these, in certain districts, are employed in a variety of bull-fighting.
The national sport of bull-fighting is conducted as humanely as possible, for the Portuguese are lovers of animals.