Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, Seville

Historic Site · Arena / Stadium
Admire imposing Baroque architecture of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, one of Spain's oldest bullrings. The 12,000 capacity venue serves as the center of activity during Seville's April Fair, which starts off the bullfighting season each year. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of bullfighting, an important yet controversial aspect of Spanish culture. Equipped with an audio guide, you can explore stables and museum, which boasts an impressive collection of bullfighting memorabilia. After, walk out into the massive arena to get a sense of the frenzied atmosphere of the corrida. Use our Seville trip itinerary planning tool to arrange your visit to Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla and other attractions in Seville.
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  • Get staff that are polite and interested in tourism rather than attacking guests. I witnessed this woman haranguing an elderly French tourist simply because he was in the wrong queue. She called...  more »
  • Nice Plaza! Quite central, you will have no problem in finding. I saw it at night, with no visit of the inside of the arena, I advise you to find the time to see the inside too... In Sevilla is quite....  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit to the oldest bullring in the whole of Spain. Plenty yo see and read about within the museum. Reasonably priced to enter, and an amazing experience to be able to walk out...  more »
  • A Bullring - not to every bodies taste! But if you are visiting this is part of the traditions and heritage of Spain, was really interesting to go behind the scenes and see the rooms used. Actually on the ring itself you get a feel for the nature of this cultural event. If you have an opinion and have not been then visiting will give you more of an insight. Well worth the small cost. Audio guide is useful as the guide on the tour only provides small details.
  • Well, you have to understand the culture and history. The debate of bullfighting is apart from visiting this historic place. It is very well kept and has some interesting historical points about bullfighting. Good to see the building at least. Please like my reviews.
  • Really loved this part of the trip. One of the best tourist attractions in Seville. The tour is well worth the money and is only €5 if you're a student. The ring itself is fantastic and the audio guide does it justice. Nice and quick to get through and very informative. I'd definitely recommend it.
  • You really need to be able to read Spanish to make the most of the museum but irrespective, this is a fascinating place to visit. You have to do the guided tour to gain entry but price is reasonable and tour guide knowledgeable, with an English audio guide available also. The final entry into the actual bull ring gets your attention, as does the damage you can see on some of the wooden fencing. Anywhere that has airfield seats for carpenters as well as medics has to be a bit different. Only things missing were a basic explanation of bull fighting / facts and figures to make the thing less of a mystery; and being able to sit in the stands looking down into the ring would be nice. But I'll take being able to stand in the middle and imagine what it would like to be a matador (or bull) any day of the week. And, no, I'm not a proponent of bull fighting, this is really a bit of Spanish history.
  • Very unique experience, ones of Seville must see attractions. Guided tour is not good but to see the place from inside it's pretty amazing. Try to avoid hot summer days to visit it. It can get pretty hot in there.

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