- Entrance ticket to Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid
- Explore key sites inside the stadium like the callejon, an alleyway behind the ring
- Stop for photos by the Door of Madrid, the exit for victorious bullfighters
- Admire the building’s architecture with its Neo-Moorish façade
- Hear about the history of bullfighting in Spain from an audio guide
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What You Can Expect
Originally, bulls were fought by Spanish nobleman on horseback, but following a ban on this by King Felipe V in the 1700s, men on the ground decided to fight the bulls instead. Corrida de toros (classic bullfighting – the type that takes place inside Las Ventas) became popular with the Spanish masses and a tradition was borne.
Stroll around key sites inside the building, stopping for photos by the main entrance, and then visiting the tendidos – the four different levels of seating that ring the arena. Walk around the alleyway behind the main ring, where the matadors escape the raging bulls, and see stadium’s most significant gateways. The Door of Madrid has gained popularity with sightseers as it’s the exit door reserved for the winning matadors.
Besides seeing key sites inside the arena, the Bullring's intriguing architecture is also worth admiring. Designed in 1931 by Spanish architect José Espeliú, the building boasts a beautiful brick façade created in a Neo-Moorish style. Gaze at the intricately styled ceramic tiles that adorn the stadium walls, and admire the glazed plaques that hold the shields of each Spanish province.
You ticket allows you to spend as long as you like in the stadium. Any food or drinks from the on-site café are at your own expense.
This was a very affordable Go at your own pace tour. You receive a phone that directs you to each station where you learn all about the history of the Las Ventas Bullring. Definitely interesting and a great part of spanish culture to experience. Wouldn't recommend for children.