Recent Searches
Clear
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More
Reserve Now & Pay Later

Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour

|
Madrid, Spain
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children0 Adults1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults0 Seniors1 Senior2 Seniors3 Seniors4 Seniors5 Seniors6 Seniors7 Seniors8 Seniors9 Seniors
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free Cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
More questions?
(888) 651-9785
Chat now

Overview

Get inside Madrid's most famous bullfighting stadium, Las Ventas Bullring, on this audio-guided tour. Learn about the traditions and culture of bullfighting as you see key stadium sites including the Door of Madrid (Puerta Grande), where winning bullfighters make their celebratory departure. Then visit the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid and see works such as engravings from the tauromachy of Goya, bullfighters dresses from the 20th century and more. Your Madrid bullring tour includes the entrance fee, an audio guide, and a virtual reality bullfighting experience.
  • Entrance ticket and audio guide 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
  • Explore the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid and see the tauromachy of Goya and bullfighters dresses from the twentieth
  • Hear about the history of bullfighting in Spain from an audio guide
Saved to wishlist!
Entrance to Las Ventas Tour + Audio guide
Virtual bullfighting
San Isidro Fair Virtual Reality 360º
Entrance to Bullfighting Museum of Madrid + Audio guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Calle de Alcala 237, 28028 Madrid Spain

Departure Time

10:00 AM
Take an insider's tour of Madrid's most famous bullfighting venue, Las Ventas Bullring, during this audio-guided tour. This self-guided experience offers the perfect opportunity explore this unique facility at your leisure, learning about the history and traditions behind this controversial sport and key aspect of Spanish culture.

Start your visit to Las Ventas any time during the building's opening hours, presenting your already-purchased ticket and picking up your optional audio guide. Learn about the fascinating history of this contentious sport and one of its most important stadiums. In the past, many Spanish nobles fought bulls while mounted on horseback, though this practice was outlawed by King Felipe V in the 18th century. This, however, did not end the tradition, as men took to the ground to continue engaging in the practice of bullfighting, creating the typical Corrida de Toros (classic bullfighting style) events that remain popular with Spaniards and persist to this day.

Take time to investigate the key sites in this elaborate stadium, including the beautiful architecture of its main entrance, before continuing to the tendidos (levels of seating) where you can explore the stands where visitors watch the fights. Check out the alleyway that surrounds the main ring, which is typically used by matadors to escape from enraged bulls. Then stop to view the stadium's principal gates, including the Door of Madrid, famous as the exit used by victorious matadors.

Make sure to spend some time admiring the architecture of Las Ventas. This brick façade building, first constructed in 1931 by Spanish designer José Espeliú, is considered an excellent example of Neo-Moorish style. Look for the beautiful ceramic tiles lining the stadium's walls and keep your eyes peeled for the glazed plaques that display the emblems of the various Spanish provinces.

Continue on to the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid at your own pace 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.

Then, strap on a virtual reality headset and become immersed in a real bullfighting scene. You are transported to the San Isidro Fair where you can experience what it’s like to be a bullfighter and a realistic bullfight.

Continue your visit as long as you like and feel free to purchase food or drinks at the on-site café if you'd like some refreshments.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
Welcome to Las Ventas Bullring, considered the Bullfighting Cathedral. The most important bullring in the world. The one which gives everything and takes everything away. The biggest reward for those who manage to leave through its Puerta Grande and a challenge for those who hardly think about it. Las Ventas Bullring was built in 1929 on the land called Las Ventas del Espíritu Santo, to which it owes its name. It is the largest bullring in Spain, with a total area of 45,800 square meters and capacity for 23,797 people. Las Ventas Bullring was declared an artistic historical heritage in 1994. The biggest event that houses the Las Ventas Bullring is undoubtedly the San Isidro Fair, one of the events which has consolidated it as the best bullring in the world. Las Ventas Bullring has been designed and built in the Neo Mudejar style. The Neo Mudejar is the most characteristic style of the bullrings in Spain.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bullfighting Museum
The Bullfighting Museum of Madrid is located in the Patio de Caballos in an emblematic section of the building and with a collection that offers a clear and harmonious vision of the history of bullfighting in Spain. Among its works are engravings of the bullfighting of Goya, dressed as bullfighters of the twentieth century, a section dedicated exclusively to Manolete and a huge sample of the testimonies of Las Ventas.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour doesn't operate on days of bullfighting
  • On the day of San Isidro Fair, the tour finishes at 2pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour.

Traveler Photos

Reviews

4.0
star-4
42 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-10 of 42 reviews
star-5
bullfighting ring
frank f
, Nov 2019
the show was amazing, full to capacity, everyone on there feet screaming OLE, it was phenomenal, very orderly, when buying tickets ensure you have tickets to see the bullfight not only the guided tour.
HelpfulHelpful
star-1
There is a massive contstruction inside
olansky2019
, Oct 2019
Waste of time and money to go inside during this time of the year. Unfortunately, everyone have to earn money (Viator & Las Ventas) and tourist where not informed beforehand that there is nothing to see because there is a huge tent being built in the middle of the bull fight ring. Not worth it.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Great self guided tour
Jessica K
, Jun 2019
Wow- what a great self guided tour. We loved this tour for a few reasons: -Flexibility to visit at whatever time worked for our schedule - Ability to go at our own speed once the tour started - Feeling of having the bullring to ourselves- this was a real benefit - Museum was very interesting and a nice way to end the tour - Overall content on the tour was very informative Take the train here- it's very easy and the train stop is right below the bullring.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
An interesting tour, friendly staff...
Nikke J
, Apr 2018
An interesting tour, friendly staff. Would recommend!
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
Our experience was perhaps, unique...
Noel B
, Jun 2017
Our experience was perhaps, unique. On the day of our tour, the bull ring was an open market with free admission. There was some confusion on getting the audio tour so a gentlemen took us on a personal tour, that was exceptional. I'd offer five stars but I found the information to be a bit unclear on where to go for the tour. Also, the person behind the desk at the Museum, was confused when presented our voucher.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Highly recommend this self-guided tour...
Rebecca G
, May 2017
Highly recommend this self-guided tour! Everything went very smoothly!
HelpfulHelpful
star-1
We rode the metro to the bullring...
Amber L
, Jun 2016
We rode the metro to the bullring and once there it was not open although we had confirmed our booking. A motorcycle event was taking place and they were setting up for that. Extra waist of 22.00 to get there and back. Very disappointed about lack of notification
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
The day we went they had a biking...
Nehha A
, Jun 2016
The day we went they had a biking championship set up taking place so we did not have the audio tour due to security reasons however we got a personalised guided tour which was much better Very informative tour loved it must go place in Madrid as it happens only here..
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
The Bullring was breathtaking. The...
seraphin2003
, Nov 2015
The Bullring was breathtaking. The staff was very nice. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is they wouldn't let us go into the bullring. They don't let people in if it's the day of the fight. Just an FYI dont go the day of a fight if you want to go in the ring.
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
A good tour if you aren't familiar...
Les S
, Jun 2015
A good tour if you aren't familiar with how a Bullfight works. You are given a handheld machine in your given language that explains the working of a Bullfight and the behind the scenes preparations. If this is your 1st time and you wish to see a Bullfight I would highly recommend this tour .
HelpfulHelpful

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your must-do activities without being locked in
Product code: 2140LASVENTAS

Explore Similar Things to Do