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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$ 15.52 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
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 514 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 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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2 November 2022

What a fantastic trip and half day out. We went on a Monday so didn’t get the official guide but we were given phones which talked you through the various areas as you reached them. This way you could take your own time an frankly not have to listen to the guides script etc. the 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed it and learned do much. Not a fan of bull fighting at all but the ceremony and music and theatrical format was great to learn. Excellent value.

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29 June 2022

Very interesting. The audio guides fail a bit in their operation. Very funny photo montage. Although it is better and more interesting to see it with a guide since his way of explaining is more entertaining. It needs a good reform. Luckily there is an elevator for those who have trouble climbing stairs. It is worth visiting.

6 June 2022

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