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Address: Paseo de Colon, 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34-95-4224577
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about...
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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This was a highlight of our trip for my husband, 9 year old daughter and I. We realized how mis-informed we were about the custom of bullfighting and how unaware of the artistry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

It's something you love or hate! But only after seeing it! It's theatrical, wonderful, full of Mystic, full of passion! Don't miss it when in Seville!

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

My views are probably coloured by my view of bullfighting but I went along on and took the guided tour trying to keep an open mind. The actual ring is splendid, but takes about five minutes to appreciate. The architecture in the surround looks good The museum is quite small, and too full of pictures of animals getting hurt for... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is not everybody's cup of tea especially if you oppose blood sports! I happened to be in Seville on the 23rd of April and went to see bullfights with a nice non-Spanish female companion who agreed that, whilst seemingly cruel, it was an interesting experience. Fighting bulls apparently live longer than bulls bred for meat! If you want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a highlight of our trip for my husband, 9 year old daughter and I. We realized how mis-informed we were about the custom of bullfighting and how unaware of the artistry and history this sport has. Our daughter now wants to go back and go to a bull-fight! The tour is informative and the guide was willing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is nothing like going to the first bullfight of the year in the Maestranza. If you are in Sevilla for Semana Santa I highly recommend it - it is on Easter Sunday. A good bullfight is like watching a ballet and the energy in this stadium is incredible. A bad bullfight is horrible to watch. Going on Easter Sunday... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I understand that bull fighting is such a Spanish traditional event here in Spain so almost nine years ago I went to one and really enjoyed it! It was a real eye opener and also an education into what I then thought only involved a bull and a Matador, not so, there are 1st toreadors on horses with long pikes... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A beautiful building and a great tour. Our guide was very informative and answered all of my questions in detail. The museum does not hold back from what bull fighting is all about, so don't go if it will upset you to see paintings of animals being gruesomely killed/mounted bulls' heads staring at you from the walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Totally against bullfighting; BUT a very interesting and informative tour. The museum guide skipped between Spanish and English telling the story of how it came about and the reason for the development of the artefacts in the museum.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

This is absolute value for money. Our guide was very knowledgeable and would take questions with enthusiasm. The displays were great. The gift shop has fantastic full size posters for sale. More like works of art. I bought several. Highly recommend.

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Decided to take a look at the bullring, despite me finding the sport pretty disgusting The arena itself is very impressive, but I was pretty disappointed with the guide - very dull and seem pretty disinterested in being helpful

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