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Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Madrid

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Witness the traditional sport of bullfighting at Plaza de Toros de las Ventas. This architecturally stunning 25,000-capacity arena is considered the home of bullfighting in Spain. Fights can be very gory and are not for the faint-hearted. If you would like to see the building, but want to skip the bullfight, take a guided tour or audio tour. Tours visit the key parts of the stadium, including the bullring, the stands, and the bull gates. You’ll learn the history and rules of Spanish bullfighting. Spend some time on the terrace to appreciate the arena’s neo-Mudéjar architecture. With our world travel planner, Madrid attractions like Plaza de Toros de las Ventas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The metro station next to the main entrance (ventas) within bullfighting Museum and the Chapel, infirmary, but spectacular is the balcony reserved for the King. Those who want to witness the Bullfight tickets can be bought at the great door on the day of the show from 10.00 in the morning
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  • One of the most heartfelt traditions and lived in Spain is definitely the Bullfight. The arena is where this tradition is carried on with a visit to a small museum for this business. We say that the whole thing is nice but is not one of the best in Spain. In other cities it is very deeply felt. Drop by if you have time, nothing more.
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  • Get there by bus is not easy, the drivers they pretend they don't know the number of the medium that brings up there so better choose the subway and get off at Las Ventas. 15 € to get really does seem exaggerated but after sweating to get there ... Personally I do not agree with the phenomenon of bullfighting but for sure the Arena is well worth the visit, it's huge, beautiful. Once you have paid the entrance you can visit even on sandy soil where bullfighting is carried out, the chapel where bullfighters pray before taking the field and the bullfighting Museum which displays the original clothes.
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  • This is the biggest ripoff in our 23-day trip. The admission for the inside was 14 euros. There's absolutely nothing to see in there and we finished in 10 minutes! They collected ID at the entrance as a deposit for the audio guide. The exit was at the other side of the building. We and another person finished it so quickly that they hadn't had our IDs bring to the exit point yet and the people at the exit had to call someone to bring the IDs from the entrance. Save the money and just tour it from the outside if you come during low season or watch a game if you come during summer!
  • Beautiful beautiful building. As for the corrida inside, it's a must see but the entire show is not for everyone. Interesting though
  • The building looks cool ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Buildings cool, but not very interesting other than these fact that it's a bull fighting arena
  • Lovely design
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