Monumental Bullring of Barcelona, Barcelona

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Architectural Building Arena / Stadium
The Plaza Monumental de Barcelona, often known simply as La Monumental, was a bullring in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the last bullfighting arena in commercial operation in Catalonia. It was inaugurated in 1914 under the name Plaza de El Sport and was immediately expanded and renamed in 1916 with its current name. It is situated at the confluence of the Gran Via and Carrer Marina (Marina Street) in the Eixample district. It had a capacity of 19,582 within 26 rows of lines, boxes, and bleachers on the first floor inside and a superior barrage surrounding the building.It was the last place in Catalonia where bullfights were held, since the Parliament of Catalonia passed a law banning bullfighting events on 28 July 2010 that came into force in 2012.It is owned by the Balañá family, who placed it under the control of the Casa Matilla, an organisation which manages a number of bullrings. The plaza is currently used for sporting, musical and circus events,The building originally had a noucentista architectural style, the work of Manuel Joaquim Raspall i Mayol. The expansion work was done by Ignasi Mas i Morell and Domènec Sugrañes i Gras to give it its current facade, strongly influenced by Mudéjar and Byzantine architecture. It is one of the larger public arenas in Barcelona, with a capacity of 19,582 for bullfights or about 25,000 for events such as rock concerts (using part of the ring for spectators).
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  • The Barcelona Bullring is a beautiful edifice that reflects the pride that every large Spanish city takes in it's bullring. Barcelona recently voted to abandon the centuries old tradition of the bullf...  more »
  • It's supposed to be open till 2 pm. Well, I was there at 1:30 and the gate was locked, I walked around it to search for entrance but the locked gate was the only one. As I made a full circle and come ...  more »
  • Two bull rings this one raised up entirely to have a shopping centre in the middle Glass lift up outside  more »
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  • I didn't pay to go in, but it's an impressive example of the Mudéjar style, not so common in this part of Spain. Obviously influenced Dali too, if you've ever seen his museum in Figueras.
  • The worst 6€ I've spent. The "museum" if you can call it that, looks like someones garage of old belongings. And get ready for the lovely man at reception, a pleasure to talk to
  • there ist not much to see here, but as there are mostly few visitors you have got the chance to stand alone in the middle of the bullring, which is a unique experience
  • Old bullfighting arena. Fun to see if you are in the neighborhood.
  • Beautiful building preserved to allow visitors to be transported into a bygone time before the Catalans banned bullfighting