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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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Nice Arena, slow tour.

First of all, you cannot visit only the bullring without a walking tour. The information given while in the bullring is interesting and I can understand why you are only allowed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

First of all, you cannot visit only the bullring without a walking tour. The information given while in the bullring is interesting and I can understand why you are only allowed with a guide. BUT the guides are not very efficient. There are several guides presenting the bullring in the same time and it kind of un-focuses you from your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

While I'm no fan of bullfighting as a sport, it is still nice to be able to witness this arena which is still very much part of the cultural fabric of Andalucia. The guided tour is included with your entrance ticket. You will have to wait until the next one starts. Try to visit at a time with fewer tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

What ever you think of bull fighting the tour of the buildings, arena and museum is very informative and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My companions had no desire to see a bull fight but were quite comfortable doing the tour. It takes you into the arena and through a museum with good explanations of the history and origins of bullfighting. Glorifies it a little but that was to be expected. Commentary in English and Spanish on our tour and half the visitor were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Impressive bull ring with a nice sympathetic tour.. Lots of history attached to it and much pomp and ceremony. It was stifling hot and you can see why the Sombra tickets are twice the price!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The bullfighting arena is regular, but the guided tour made it worthwhile. The green screen photo is pretty cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The guide was great, she answered all our questions, even those about the morality of the fight. The structure is well worth a visit, architecturally very interesting. If is difficult for us to understand the acceptance of such cruelty, but it is a big part of the culture of the region and for that reason it is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I visited the Plaza de Toros just to see the ring. To our surprise the visits are guided and includes the museum in the premises. Tours are both in Spanish and English. The cost is €7 euros per person. You are given basic information about the ring and explained in depth the development of the Bullfighting arts.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went to see a bullfight and truly expected the bulls to be hit and teased instead saw bull after bull stabbed everywhere and eventually in the brain then paraded like a death trophy, so brutal and inhumane

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We saw several bull rings on our trip and since we don't care for the "sport" of bullfighting, it may jade our opinion. This is the largest bullring in Spain and it looks like a typical old-style stadium. There was no bullfight, which is good, so it is empty and barren in the stadium. Many other things to see worth... More 

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Address: Paseo de Colon, 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34-95-4224577
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville

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