Campo Pequeno, Lisbon’s, neo-Moorish bullring, was built in the last years of the nineteenth century. Inspired by the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Camp Pequeno features a red-brick façade with onion-shaped copulas crowning its towers.
Campo Pequeno reopened as a multi-event venue in 2006, and in addition to a retractable roof, the renovations included adding a shopping mall, cinema and restaurants beneath the stadium. The building also houses a small museum dedicated to the sport of bullfighting in Portugal and the history of the Camp Pequeno Bullring.
From Easter to mid-July, the 9,000-spectator stadium still hosts bullfights, though unlike in Spain, the bulls are not killed during the fight. Throughout the remainder of the year, the venue is used for live music events, shows and the occasional circus.
While bulls are no longer killed during bullfighting events, they are still speared in a manner that might be too graphic for some tastes.