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Las Ventas – Madrid’s Bullfighting Ring Tour with Museum Admission Ticket

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Las Ventas Tour: Self-guided tour 50 min approx.

    Madrid Bullfight Museum: Free visit, on your own

  • Start time

    May to October: From 10am to 7pm, last entry at 6:15 pm.

    November to April: From 10am to 6pm, last entry at 5:30pm

    Bullfight days: The tour ends 3 hours before the start of the show.

    - Every Sunday from the end of March to the beginning of October

    - San Isidro Fair: 10am to 3:30pm
    - Autumn Fair: 10am to 4pm

  • Meeting Point
    Plaza de Toros de las Ventas is located at c/Alcalá 237, Madrid. The nearest metro station is Ventas (line 2).
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the start point

Key Highlights

  • An audio-guided tour of Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid's most famous bullfighting stadium
  • Explore the key sites of the stadium and take photos next to the Puerte Grande
  • Learn about the history and tradition of bull-fighting in Spain
  • Understand bullfighting from three main viewpoints; the Matador, the Bull and the audience
  • Explore the Bullfighting Museum and get an insight into the history of bullfighting in Spain
  • See rare bullfighting artefacts
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers are accepted!

Overview

The famous Madrid bullring, the Plaza Monuental de las Ventas del Espíritu Santa, is the international center of bullfighting.

On this self-guided audio tour you will discover a place that is symbolic of the heart and soul of bullfighting, where the world’s finest matadors present their artistry and skill.

The bullring is decorated with ceramic tiling as well as 52 plaques, which hold the shields of every province of Spain. During the tour, you will see the key parts of the bullring, including the main entrance, the tendidos, the cellajón, and more, and you will learn about the roles of the audience, the bullfighter, and the bull during a bullfight.

This tour also allows you to visit the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid, where you will get acquainted with the history of bullfighting in Spain, and find rare artefacts and objects.

Itinerary

  • For nearly 100 years the Las Ventas Bullfighting Ring has been one of the most important buildings in Madrid. Get to know this iconic landmark on this great tour. On arrival you will be handed an audio guide and you are free to explore independently. The magnificent Bullring was designed by Spanish architect José Espeliú and you can see Spanish and Moorish influences in the design. 52 plaques hold the shields of every province of Spain. Your audio guide will escort you from the gateway to the stands to the arena and help you understand the bullfight from three main viewpoints; the Matador, the Bull and the audience. Your bullfighting ring tour also includes a Bullfighting Museum of Madrid ticket with audio guide, allowing you to visit the museum on your own. Located at the Patio de Caballos, the museum will give you an insight into the history of bullfighting in Spain. Among its works we can find engravings from the tauromachy of Goya, bullfighter dresses from the twentieth century, a section devoted exclusively to Manolete and a large testimonial sample of the birth of the historic Las Ventas bullring.

Inclusions

  • Admission to Las Ventas and audio guide (in case of special events, fairs, etc. a guided group tour will be provided)
    • Admission to the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid and audio guide
    • Virtual bullfighting
    • San Isidro Fair Virtual Reality 360º

    Exclusions

    • Transportation
    • Lunch & beverages
    • Other services not specified

    Please note


    Passengers must reconfirm 24 hours prior to tour time. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

    LANGUAGES:

    Las Ventas Tour audio guide in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

    Bullfighting Museum of Madrid audio guide in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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