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Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid

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Architectural Building
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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  • when in spain must go and see a bull fight at least once just the history of this event, sure its cruel.  more »
  • We are not for or against this, if you want to have the experience, this is the must do in Spain. Our first bullfighting ring, we can reach to get the ticket for shade sections, so we have to endure t...  more »
  • Probably my fault for not researching in advance. I thought bull fighting was between a man and bull......not a man on a horse to wear down a bull then kill it. We watched the first "show" trying to k...  more »
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  • Super cool place. Great exhibition, you can learn a lot about bullfighters. Place in perfect condition, you can view and touch everything
  • Haven't been inside of the stadium but from outside it does look incredible. Watching bulls being tortured is not my thing though and would love to visit for some other events.
  • Small stadium we paid for the cheap tickets so we were exposed to the sun so that was pretty uncomfortable but we got to get really close and only paid 30 euro to see a bull fight. The seats are made of cement so it's hard and not so comfortable not to mention you legs practically hit the person in front of you it's very tight!! But the overall experience was great and being located in the city we didn't have to travel far to get there.
  • We went to a Novillada bullfight which features bullfighters that are younger (~23) and not as experienced. It was also about 98 deg F. Given these two factors the crowd was very small. My daughter and I enjoyed the bullfight and were glad we purchased the cushions before getting to our seats since they were concrete and would have been very uncomfortable.The structure, tradition and showmanship was enjoyable. The honor they gave to the bulls was something that impressed me. I wish I could have seen a bullfight with a famous bullfighter and a packed stadium.
  • Enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Go see the bullfighting before it becomes illegal!