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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
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Ranked #33 of 132 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Performances, Historic Sites, Sports Complexes
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about bullfighting, which makes a visit to this venerable bullring with attached... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

in the neigbourhood of sevilla's main river you will find this arena. Marvellous preserved with the complete story of the bullfighting in Sevilla. During the excursion we have seen everything of the arena. The places in the sun and the shadow. The museum gives you a picture of the history of bullfighting in Spain . Excellent guide in the afternoon.... More

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is worth a trip. The guide speaks in Spanish and English. She was very informative. She takes you around the main and interesting areas and provides an explanation at each point. At the end she invited questions so our 40 minute visit ended up being an hour!.

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Eltham, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whilst definitely not a bull fight fan in fact completely the opposite from a historical perspective this was an up interesting place to visit. The guided tour was really good and was conducted in two languages (spanish and English). Our tour guide made it very interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the ring and museum.

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Brampton. Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the museum and got in to see the stadium where the bull fights happen. All the exhibits were beautiful especially the matador's outfits. There were no bullfights while we were there, but the stadium was very interesting to visit

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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very interesting & informative. The building & the bullring is very impressive. The guide was very knowledgeable. Perhaps a short film on bullfighting at the end of the tour would be a good idea.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in seville last week and my partner and myself went to the bull ring in the day then returned to watch a bull fight some evenings later. It is a really great place to visit even if you don't want to watch a bull fight. You can pay to have a tour showing the whole of the bull... More

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As the bullfighting is something that strongly represents the whole Andalusia, I was tempted to visit it during my vacation there. There were poster all around Seville about 2 young matadors that should perform on Friday evening, and since it was possible to get very cheap tickets, we decided to take a look. Although I prepared myself by watching novices... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took our two kids (ages 3 and 6) here as they had been reading Ferdinand the Bull and this would provide them sone context for the story. We did not want to see an actual bullfight but thought it would be interesting to see the history behind it. The tour was very informative and the museum itself had some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Before entering into the whitewashed cathedral of pomp and death,the spectators at nearby bars buzz in anticipation. A working class crowd spills out onto Calle Adriano from cafe-bar Taquilla. Beer and excited chatter flow freely beneath framed black and white photos of legendary bulls and famous toreros. Once the 14,000 are packed inside,three toreros will each fight a pair of... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did the 35 min tour of the bullring in Seville and it was a very interesting but also thought provoking tour. Although there was nothing to see apart from the excellent architecture and a very thorough guide in English and Spanish some of the descriptions of the events staged there were not easy to hear. The museum had some... More

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