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Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

Activity provider: LAS VENTAS TOUR

Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

Activity provider: LAS VENTAS TOUR

From US$ 16.17 per person

Visit Madrid's largest bullring, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas; one of the city's most important cultural landmarks. This short tour of José Espeliú's grand Neo-Mudéjar monument provides an unmissable insight into Spain's sporting passion and history.

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English, Spanish, French
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Las Ventas bullring, seating over 23,000 spectators
  • Discover a slice of authentic Spanish culture
  • Stand in the center of the grand structure to get a taste of the bullfighter experience
  • Visit the bullfighting museum of Madrid
  • Enjoy a virtual bullfighting game
Full description
With over 80 years of history, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is one of Madrid's most important monuments. Tour Spain's largest bullring, experiencing how it feels to be the bullfighter, the bull, and amongst the onlooking crowds enveloped by the immense Neo-Mudéjar structure. Designed by José Espeliú, the Plaza de Toros was built in 1929 to accommodate the rising status of the country's national passion, and attracted some of the best bullfighters in history as well as celebrated personalities and luminaries into the stands. Fans included Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Greta Garbo, Orson Welles, and Sophia Loren. At under an hour, the tour provides an easy fit into even the busiest of holiday schedules, and offers a fascinating overview into one of Madrid's cultural and social pillars.
Includes
  • Ticket for bullring tour with audio guide
  • Audio guide for the Bullfighting Museum
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The box office of Las Ventas Bullring (Plaza de Toros), Calle Alcala 237, Madrid. Metro stop: La Ventas (line 2), or bus routes 12, 21, 38, 53, 106, 110, 146.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Should circumstances (e.g. maintenance works) dictate a change or hindrance to the usual tour, an alternative tour inside the Las Ventas bullring will be offered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 539 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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It is a very interesting visit where to better know and understand how corrida happens and its history. I saw a corrida long time ago in Barcelona and I would never take part to such an event ever, but now I know that it has very old roots and it was actually born when people where poor and, taking part of it, could try to gain some free food for a long time..

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December 14, 2022

Easy and efficient. Take note, the QR Code doesn't get you in by itself. You still need to go to the ticket window to show them for them to print your ticket. This will save you waiting in line only to find out you still need the hard copy ticket.

December 2, 2022

It was a great but of insight into both historic and present practice of the bullfighting sport. To correct ignorance of the treatment of bulls prior to the arena and show how much respect goes to the animals prior was eye opening. Would recommend going in summer season as they do winter events which are literally staged on the sands where the fights would take place somewhat taking away from the scale of the arena.

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November 2, 2022

Product ID: 31241