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Official Madrid Tour of Las Ventas Bullring

Dating back to 1931, The Madrid Bullring - the stunning Las Ventas - is considered to be the home of Spain's bullfighting. With its 25,000 seating capacity and International Centre of Bullfighting is is a great place to find out everything you need to know about one of Spain's most favourite spectator 'sports'. This guided tour gives you a fantastic insight into the Spanish tradition plus lets you access areas normally out of bounds during bullfight days and discover where the world’s finest matadors present their artistry and skill.

Las Ventas, the home of Spanish Bullfighting
The Centre of International Bullfighting
Access all of the main areas
Fantastic guided and audio tour
A great Spanish cultural visit

Las Ventas is open daily

Opening times:

10:00 to 18:00*

Closed 1 January, 24, 25 & 31 December

Duration:

Approximately 45 minutes

Commentary:

Audio guide available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese & Italian.

Location:

Plaza de Toros de las Ventas (c/ Alcala 237)

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Highlights

  • Main entrance
  • Tendidos seating areas
  • Arena and access doors
  • The Chapel
  • The sick bay and operating rooms
  • Experienced guides

Important Information

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print out the email voucher you receive from this site and present it at the ticket entrance to Las Ventas, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas (c/ Alcala 237). Please note that during bullfight days (every Sunday during March to October and during San Isidro/Autumn Fair) Las Ventas is open 10:00 to 14:00 only.

About The Las Ventas Bullring Tour:

Constructed as a monumental testament to one of Spain's most emblematic sports the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is possibly the most recognisable bullring in the country. Designed by the architect José Espeliú in a Neo-Mudéjar style and erected between 1929 and 1931, its brickwork is emblazoned with 52 ceramic plaques depicting the coat of arms of every province of Spain. It's a message that proclaims the building to be the international centre of bullfighting, especially considering the controversial spectacle is now actually banned in the Canary Islands and Catalonia.

This guided tour begins on Calle de Alcalá and is intended to provide an overview of Las Ventas and its facilities, a background to bullfighting in Spain, and details of the sport itself from the perspective of audience, matador and bull. It covers key areas of the building from the towering main entrance, to the tendidos (seating sections), the callejón (bull's access tunnel), and various resplendent gateways.

*(10:00-14:00 during Bullfight days, which are every Sunday during March to October and throughout the duration of the San Isidro Fair (1 May-8 June) and Autumn Fair (2, 3, 4, 5 & 12 Oct).

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