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The famous Madrid bullring, the Plaza Monuental de las Ventas del Espíritu Santa, is the international center of bullfighting.
On this self-guided audio tour you will discover a place that is symbolic of the heart and soul of bullfighting, where the world’s finest matadors present their artistry and skill.
The bullring is decorated with ceramic tiling as well as 52 plaques, which hold the shields of every province of Spain. During the tour, you will see the key parts of the bullring, including the main entrance, the tendidos, the cellajón, and more, and you will learn about the roles of the audience, the bullfighter, and the bull during a bullfight.
This tour also allows you to visit the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid, where you will get acquainted with the history of bullfighting in Spain, and find rare artefacts and objects.
Las Ventas Tour: 45 minutes
You may spend as much time as you want at the Museum
You may take the tour at a time of your choosing.
The Bullring is open from 10:00am – 6:00pm most days.
10:00am – 2:00pm on Bullfighting Days (Every Sunday from March – October, San Isidro Fair (01 May – 08 June), Autumn Fair (02, 03, 04, 05 & 12 October).
Plaza de Toros de las Ventas is located at c/Alcalá 237, Madrid. The nearest metro station is Ventas (line 2).
The tour ends at the start point
For nearly 100 years the Las Ventas Bullfighting Ring has been one of the most important buildings in Madrid. Get to know this iconic landmark on this great tour.
On arrival you will be handed an audio guide and you are free to explore independently. The magnificent Bullring was designed by Spanish architect José Espeliú and you can see Spanish and Moorish influences in the design. 52 plaques hold the shields of every province of Spain.
Your audio guide will escort you from the gateway to the stands to the arena and help you understand the bullfight from three main viewpoints; the Matador, the Bull and the audience.
Your bullfighting ring tour also includes a Bullfighting Museum of Madrid ticket with audio guide, allowing you to visit the museum on your own. Located at the Patio de Caballos, the museum will give you an insight into the history of bullfighting in Spain. Among its works we can find engravings from the tauromachy of Goya, bullfighter 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.
Passengers must reconfirm 24 hours prior to tour time. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.