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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Address: Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34-95-4224577
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Ranked #62 of 150 Activities in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Performances, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable...
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Type: Historic Sites, Performances, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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 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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Modena, Italy
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the arena and then museum with our guide. The tour was in Spanish and English and really brought the arena alive. This is another must see in Seville. It was great to see the museum and much more meaningful with the guide.

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Bromma, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Even in winter this is a place to worship if You are the least interested in travelling in the footsteps of Hemingway or Picasso. Good tour with very nice guides that will give You an insight in this traditional Spanish national "sport" at the "Cathedral of Toros"

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting this bull ring and doing the museum tour. The paintings are very nice as well as the bull and bullfighter displays. The tour was done 1st in Spanish then in English. Our tour guide had a very soft voice and her English lasted 2 minutes or less vs. 5 - 8 minutes in Spanish??? The couple... More 

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Szczecin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is one of the Siviglian monuments that you must see! The ticket costs about 9 euro, but if you make a tour with the green bus of Sevirama agency you will gain 20% of discount. The visit lasts about 40 minutes in small groups, well organizes, the guide was able to speak in two languages: Spanish and English. If... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I'm not keen on gratuitous bloodshed and killing animals. Apparently the Spanish feel differently. If you overlook the atrocities, this is a beautiful arena and well worth seeing. Interesting history of the bloody sport

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was a good tour, the lady spoke in Spanish and English. It was very informative, especially the museum. The only thing was that I had been to Vera bull ring a few years before and I found that bull ring much more interesting, so a little disappointed.

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went on a tour of the bull-ring, not to a bull-fight. The guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting, even for those who might not have been a fan of the bull-fights. She controlled the numbers on the tour (about 35) very well and spoke in 3 languages. The museum was part of the tour which was reasonably paced,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We took this tour because the building is stunning and we wanted to learn more about bull fighting as it is so much part of Spain's history and culture. Switching effortlessly between Spanish and English the tour guide was excellent TG: 'sometimes a good bull leaves alive' ...Q: 'How often' TG: 'really not very often'. More questions came from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having seen a poster showing there was going to be a bullfight -in fact the last of the season. Thought it was an opportunity to good to miss. Bought the cheapest ticket-E15 to sit in the sun; knew I would not be staying the entire time so was fine with my choice. In a word : HORRIBLE I appreciate that... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

very nice tour to book when you are in sevilla.check the day when the entrance is free ( it's better!) and book always your visit before you go! anyway the tour is very accurate and you have the chance to see a real corrida's stadium, the tour propose also the visit of few room with all corrida's stories and testimonials... More 

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