Whether you’re a fan of bullfighting or not, a quick or not-so-quick visit to the Valencia Bullring is surely a worthwhile add to your sightseeing itinerary. The city’s neoclassical-style structure dates back to the mid 1800s, and features quintessential Spanish bullring characteristics, such as a multi-leveled exterior lined by bricked arches, and, on the interior, a circular, sand-filled arena.
That famous interior holds up to 10,500 people come the main bullfights,
which take place during the July Fair, and also in March in conjunction with the city’s Fallas celebrations. Whether you are able to (or wish to) attend a fight or not, you can learn more about the bullring’s history and even check it out during a visit to the Museo Taurino, or bullfighting museum, which is also located here. Quick and cheap to see, the museum is a great way to learn more about the bullfighting tradition without actually attending a fight.
To visit the inside of the bullring, you either need to attend a bullfight, or visit the bullfighting museum, which, note, is closed on Mondays during the winter season.