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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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Bullfighting is something cultural but still, too cruel, so a visit with no Bullfighting was planned. The ring is huge with the distinguished colors of red and yellow. Non Spanish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Bullfighting is something cultural but still, too cruel, so a visit with no Bullfighting was planned. The ring is huge with the distinguished colors of red and yellow. Non Spanish speakers better opt for a guide tour which is bilingual as most exhibits are without English description. The guide is rather pushy with a strong accent yet still friendly. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We did not actually attend a bullfight but went for the tour of the ring and the museum. The tour was very informative and lasted for about 40 minutes. Not very fond of the sport but it is good to understand the culture.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went on this tour during a trip to Seville, and paid the 4euro student price (think it was around 8 for general admission). The tour took you through the four eras of bullfighting from beginnings to present day. The guide was sufficiently informative, which was good for me as I don't like thousands of details that I'll never remember. Level... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went for an amateur bull fighting night. 6 bulls was to be killed. We paid €10 per ticket and had good views of the arena. However, all the action was at the opposite end of the arena most of the time. There was a very good atmosphere during the event. We left after the first 3 bulls were killed.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A unique experience being in this bullfighting ring. La Maestranza is one of not only Seville, but Spain's icons. We saw a novillada (younger bulls) on a Thrusday summer night. The crowd is so refine and know their bullfighting. The lighting has an amber tone and gives you a great feeling while watching the whole scene. We didn't see the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We've been in Seville for a few months and finally took the time to go to the Bullring Museum right down the street from us. I might like seeing the pageantry and artistry of a bullfight but I couldn't take the killing of the bull. We liked seeing the colorful posters, costumes and paintings of bullfights through the years. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to see a fight thursday night. An interesting and unique experience. Great atmosphere crowded with a young vibrant audience. Be careful with tickets online they worked out much more expensive than those being sold at the venue and had no official link with the arena so ended up having to buy tickets on arrival anyway. We had no problem... More 

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Milpitas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are going to see a bull ring and do a tour elsewhere, don't bother going here. I doubt it's much different than other places. The tour was informative, but not that exciting. You get to see the empty ring (but not enter it), see the museum, and some other rooms inside. It's relatively short and sweet, but not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What an amazing place to see. So much history and color and pain. We marveled at the bulls, The costumes and the huge expanse of the bull ring. But we couldn't countenance the bull ring in 40 degree heat in the sun to watch a bull fight. Oh no! !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We sent on the tour in Spanish/English as you have to. Only waited about 10 mins. Our guide was a lovely young girl who structured the tour to stay out in the hot sun as little as possible. The ring itself is impressive, but you don't get to linger long as there are tours behind you. The museum was interesting... 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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