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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 131 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Interesting place showing how bull fighting has evolved. A bit expensive at 7 euros but it does include a guided walk.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We took the tour. Euros 7, which visits the 2 museums inside the outer walls, the Chapel of the Matadors- where the bullfighters pray before each fight, and the bullring itself. The guide was really knowledgeable and gave the information in both Spanish & English. This was the best thing, interesting costumes and paintings, old posters and heads of famous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Sadly I was unable to go to a bullfight while I was in Spain, but this museum/tour more than made up for it and without any blood. The guide did the tour in Spanish and then English, but she spoke extremely fast. Also the dual language allowed for picture taking without being obnoxious. The tour lasted 45 minutes but the... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The tour guide seemed well informed and was very professional, but not very personable. I would have liked to have been able to walk in the ring. We were limited to taking pictures from our seats, and only in the beginning of the tour. The museum pieces were interesting.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately visited Seville just outside the bullfighting season so this review is limited to the tour alone. The reputation and history of the bullring is extremely interesting but the guide fails to pass on any real feeling or enthusiasm about the place. While she seemed to have plenty of knowledge about the place one got the impression she couldn't get... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was here a few years ago for my first bull fight. At first I was hesitant, but with so much history and culture this was a great experience.

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Great Plains
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Bull fights aren't our thing, but in Spain you should tour one bull ring and museum just to get a sense of that part of their culture. We toured the one in Ronda and enjoyed it very much, but don't think we could take a real bull fight. This one is also good, so pick one somewhere and tour that... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Oval shaped arena, there were no bull fights during August - September when we visited. Guides are very well informed & we discovered a lot about this very specialized event we would otherwise have never known.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you have not seen a real bullfighting ring, well to pay €7 for getting in is quite worth it. However, the guide from Plaza de Toros spoke too fast and simply going through the motion, sounded by like a speed recorder, didn't wait for everyone to gather together, starts to ramble away... she made us feel like she can't... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Since I am Australian, going to a bullring was quite an exciting experience. The tour is a bit fast but very informative. I guess its the Spanish culture but the idea of killing the bull does not thrill me. Still worth a visit.

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