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Carlos III prohibited bullfights anywhere in the country. There began a period of 60 years during which the works did not progress at all. The only work that was completed was some repair work in the part which was still wooden, and many adjustments. Some reforms took place during the project’s subsequent development, such as the reduction in the size of the arena in 1830, with the appearance of coverts to replace the gaps that must have existed in the burladero. It is possible that this reform gave rise to the seats in the alley known as cajones, first of wood and later of stone, which preceded the seats known today as barreras.