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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

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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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An important part of Seville

However you feel about bull fighting, the bullring is an interesting and important part of Seville's story. You can easily go for a tour and avoid the sights themselves.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

However you feel about bull fighting, the bullring is an interesting and important part of Seville's story. You can easily go for a tour and avoid the sights themselves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Was pleasantly surprised when we realized our ticket prices included a tour (so be aware about the timings, which is about every half hour). For about EU7, we spent about an hour going through the ring, the museum and the areas which usually houses the horses and bulls. Bullfighting season starts from April up to 4-5 months, but the tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to the Plaza de Toros the day we arrived in Seville. The guide we had was very patient and did the tour in English & Spanish. You get to see the bullring, famous memorabilia and an explanation of what happens and how bullfighting has evolved over the years. Very informative and traditional experience - well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I personally do not like bull fighting and would never attend one but still found this tour interesting. Cost is 7 euros pp and takes about 1 hour. You learn all about bull fighting and it's history. The tour includes some museums and the guides are very knowledegable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We enjoyed the tour - its interesting to see the bull ring and the talk about the various gates - what happens in the bull fight etc. I would agree with the other reviews that it is a basic tour - the tour guide gives a short talk in spanish and then english about the various rooms in the museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Whatever your views on bull fighting the beautiful bull ring in Seville is worth visiting for the stunning architecture alone. Over 200 years old, and with a sense of belonging entirely to another time, the bull ring gives you a real sense of the town's past and traditions. We took the short, guided, tour which was translated in to english... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The brief 'tour visit' gives you one short glimpse/photo-op of the bull ring itself, followed by a partial indoor showing of the small museum of articles and paintings related to the history of bullfighting, toreadors, and bulls in Seville's 'Plaza de Toros' (bull ring complex). The guide explains (in Spanish, then English) the basics of what you are seeing, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Queue for tickets and return at your designated time, otherwise visit other times for 7 euros. Very interesting guide who explains the history in several languages. You can really take in the atmosphere of the place, it must be amazing on the day of the bullfights, although personally, I would probably not want to be there. A very good informative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went on a Monday when the tour is free from 3-7 PM (stand in line to get tickets and entry time, return at designated hour). February is not bullfighting season, which was fine with me. The tour is pretty basic, conducted in both Spanish and English, and there's a lot of "down time" waiting for the explanation in multiple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

They host a daily tour in English and Spanish simultaneously that starts every 20 mins and lasts for 40 mins. During this time they first take you to see the ring and give you an introduction to the ring as well as the sport; after which you are allowed entry into a gallery of paintings which was passable. At last... More 

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