Bullfighting Museum Tours

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There isn’t much that’s more Spanish than bullfighting, and visitors to the country are often curious about the gory, controversial sport. What better place to learn and form your own opinion than in the country’s national Bullfighting Museum, which features a collection of memorabilia and works to tell the story of bullfighting in Spain. Arranged chronologically, there is a variety of art — sculptures, drawings, paintings, and portraits of bullfighters, as well as matador costumes. Perhaps the most famous bullfighting outfit is the ‘traje de luces’ or suit of lights, and the museum has one worn by bullfighting legend Manolete on display.

The museum provides a glimpse into the interesting subculture of bullfighting and its history and tradition. Many of the items shown have been donated by famous figures in bullfighting. Don’t miss the collection of Goya’s depictions of the sport. The museum is set within the largest bullring in Spain.

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The Bullfighting Museum can be found inside the Las Ventas Bullring in the Salamanca district. The nearest metro stop is Ventas. The museum is free to enter, and can be visited without attending a match. Bullfighting season runs from March to October, but the museum is open year-round. In season it is open from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and Sundays & festival days from 10 am to 1 pm. November to February it is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.
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Address: Calle de Alcalá, 237, Madrid 28028, Spain
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Hours: Mar-Oct: Tues-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm and Sun 10am-1pm, and Nov-Feb: Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm
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Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour

Get inside Madrid's most famous bullfighting stadium, Las Ventas Bullring, with this 45-minute audio-guided tour. Learn about the traditions and culture of bullfighting as you see key stadium sites including the network of alleyways lining the main ring and the stands where audiences yell and cheer. Stop by the Door of Madrid (Puerte Grande), where winning bullfighters make their celebratory departure, and get a chance to admire the intricate architecture of this elaborately-designed stadium. Your Madrid bullring tour includes the entrance fee and audio guide. Continue on at your own pace to the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid and see works such as engravings from the tauromachy of Goya, bullfighters 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.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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  • Duration: 50 minutes
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