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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 45 77
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Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about bullfighting, which makes a visit to this venerable bullring with attached museums all the more fascinating – not least for those who would never consider attending a bullfight. An inspection of the ring, and the backstage facilities that sustain it (the Plaza, of necessity, has its own ER) is a good counterpoint to a browse around a museum which is full of artwork and costumes celebrating the skill of the matador together with the mounted heads of their animal nemeses. Go with an open mind and you’ll leave with a much better understanding of bullfighting’s place in the life and culture of Andalucía.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting a bullfighting ring would never have occurred to us before, but we passed it a few times and decided to buy tickets for an early evening tour. It was a fascinating introduction, apparently a strange mix of circus, sport and exciting daring glamour. I...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can enter for free on Mondays but you have to stay 30 minutes in line with very hot sun and they don’t really care. I think I should expect that from a bull’s ring. Suffering is part of the tour... Terrible

Thank Nuno M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did both the tour and went to the bullfight. I wish we had done the tour before the bullfight as we would have appreciated more the traditions but both were great!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A tour of the Seville bull ring brings some insight into the bull fighting history and culture of Seville and Spain generally. There are audio guides in many languages that provide insight into the specific rooms, the history of the sport and the ring, and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It would be difficult to assess this as merely “average” or below, given that – fortunately – there are so few bullrings in the world. Architecturally, it is a beautiful example of Baroque style, certainly in the context of its elliptical (not actually circular) centrepiece...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought it was an interesting place to see, but I really didn’t like the way the visit worked. They said it was a guided visit, but what actually happens is everyone gets an audioguide and the lady keeps shouting instructions between the rooms while...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour group arrived in Seville and this was the very first stop we visited. The building was nice and lovely, with white based colour, mixed with orange colour and red colour doors. It is a 12,000-capacity bullring and spectacular. Our guide gave us a...More

Thank ZfyEd
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our your guide seemed in a rush and seemed bored. She didn't wait until we had finished listening to the track in one room until she started moving us on or calling out a new set of instructions while we were still listening therefore we...More

Thank Catalina123London
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The guide tour is really well done with audio guides. You get to see the bullring . Even though bullfighting does not appeal.This gives a sense of history. So go.

Thank PKC02
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited to attend the Bull Fights as "something to do". It was opening night and our concierge scored us great last minute seat's for just under a thousand dollars for 2, whoo hoo. We understand that is is an "Old World" sport...More

Thank 191caroln
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csigabiga83
20 March 2018|
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Response from Mandy M | Reviewed this property |
I think the money u spend at the museum goes to the museum but honestly I’m far from a hundred percent on that. I would think you could contact the museum directly or the tourist board who could confirm this a 100% I’m... More
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26 February 2018|
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Response from jeanlaurentmanue2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I'm Afraid you are mistaking the Spanish arena, without any "tent" ( so, in summer you have to know if you will buy your ticket "ombra" or "sole", shade or sun - the first one being more expensive), and the roman... More
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Jack O
10 January 2018|
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Response from Liz W | Reviewed this property |
As already mentioned it takes about an hour but well worth the visit. We just turned up on the day and had to wait about 20 mins for the next tour but it wasn't a problem.
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