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. Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • I attended a Corrida de Toros in the evening during the San Isidro festival at the end of May 2019. Although I probably would not attend again, I am glad I did as I believe that in order to form an...  more »
  • Plaza de Toros Las Ventas was holding a bullfight that evening. My girlfriend and I decided to attend and experience this old tradition. The architecture of the building and arena was breathtaking...  more »
  • Even, if like me, you don’t agree with bull fighting this building is certainly worth a visit. The audio tour guide gave a fascinating insight into the history of the “sport” and the museum section...  more »
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  • For around 14 euros you’ll visit the most important bullfighting ring in Madrid. You’ll get an audio guide (over 10 languages available) and a chance to walk through the ring (literally inside!) at your leisure. There’s also a museum area where you’ll learn the most famous bulls and bull-men (?) to have stepped in the arena. You’ll also get to learn why bullfighting is tied hand-in-hand with Spain’s history. Very insightful!
  • Truly spanish experience. Although watching an animal die for sport can feel a bit grim. You come to appreciate the way in which it happens. The dance so to say will be remembered forever.
  • Great exhibition of a historical sport in Spain. As shown these bulls are not just seen as animals but glorious opponents similar to how gladiators saw each other in the ring during Roman times. I'd is described as a 'dance' a beautiful form of art and even the bulls are spoken of highly. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and seeing the history of matadors and this specific breed of fighting bulls in the arena.
  • Metro 2 goes right here from Puerta de Sol. Seating available in the shade. Hemingway would be proud. Great event but not for the squeamish. Taxis also available. Take the back staircases to avoid the small steps on the steep grade to seats.
  • A unique and fun experience, something you will definitely not forget. The atmosphere is cheerful and exciting and the bullfighting is extreme. The Plaza de Toros itself makes you feel like you're in a modern miniature coliseum.
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