Insider's Guide to Seville

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  • Address: Paseo de Cristóbal Cólon 12
  • Hours: Open daily. May - Oct: 9:30am - 8pm (until 7pm Nov - Apr). Closed on Good Friday and Dec 25.
  • Admission: Tours - Adults: € 6, Children (6-11yrs): € 2.50

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Seville Bullring (Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza)

Seville's bullring - or the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla, to give it its due - is the oldest in Spain. It was here that the corrida, or bullfight, moved from horseback to foot, and many of the cherished theatrical traditions of the matador evolved.

The building was completed in the late 18th century and is a yellow-and-white baroque beauty. It's easy to imagine Bizet's Carmen meeting her passionate end here. 

During the Feria de Abril, a week-long celebration of all things Seville, the season's most prestigious fights are held. Every afternoon, crowds pack the Plaza de Toros (or 'the Cathedral' as the locals call it) to see man take on bull.

If the spectacle turns your stomach, you might like to visit the museum and leave it at that. Here you'll find the chapel where the matadors pray, the infirmary where they're patched up, bulls' heads, and matador's costumes. Look out for the one worn by Joselito El Gallo, the famed matador who bought the diamonds and emeralds worn by La Macarena, the city's beloved statue of the Virgin. (When he was killed in the ring, the Virgin wore black!)

Practical Info

The bullring is located in the center of town, overlooking the Guadalquivir river.

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Seville Sightseeing, River Cruise, Bullring and Basilica Macarena Guided Tour

Make the best of your stay in Seville and visit the Bullring, the Macarena Basilica and enjoy a river cruise and a sightseeing tour alongside a knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.41

Seville In One Day: Santa Cruz Quarter, Royal Alcazar Palace, Seville Cathedral, Royal Maestranza Bullring and River Cruise

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Discover Seville, southern Spain’s most flamboyant city, on a full-day sightseeing tour! With an expert guide on hand, head off by luxury minibus to see top ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.90

Ronda Day Trip from Seville: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional Pueblos Blancos Tour

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Take a day trip from Seville to explore the ancient city of Ronda, where you’ll enjoy tasting local wines and explore Plaza de Toros, a traditional ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.92
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Ronda Small-Group Day Tour from Seville

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Join a small group to visit one of the loveliest and most historical town of Andalucia - Ronda. See the oldest in Spain bullring, walk through famous “white ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.86

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