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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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Interesting tour and museum

The tour (English and Spanish) is OK, the museum is pretty informative. What I found interesting is that all the seats are just brick! Bring your own cushion if you go to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The 30 minute guided tour was very informative. The lady spoke in both English and Spanish. At the start you got to see the bullring and take photos. She warned us that it was going to be the only opportunity to see the ring which was good to know. We then toured the grounds where there were a few exhibits... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We wanted to show the kids the bull fighting stadium. This is a paid entry and compulsorily 30 min guided tour. Our guide was completely disinterested in her job, speaking like a parrot, and her English was terrible. Other than just looking at the stadium, which was just 5 mins of the routine, all the other stuff was useless

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We took the tour around the bull fighting arena and through the museum. It was extremely interesting tour, full of historical facts and fascinating descriptions. Our guide was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about bull fighting. We were shocked to see that the seats throughout the arena were simply brick bleachers. The museum included photos, sculptures, portraits, weaponry, and matador... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The tour (English and Spanish) is OK, the museum is pretty informative. What I found interesting is that all the seats are just brick! Bring your own cushion if you go to a bullfight. Another odd but interesting item is inside. In the room with the King's statue there is a painting on the opposite wall facing the King. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Even if you are or not agree with the bullfighting, visit this place is perfect to know a piece of Seville. You receive a tour in Spanish and English and also you could understand a little bit more about Seville.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I will say I'm glad I've checked this off my bucket list, because now I don't need to ever attend a bullfight again. But if you're going to do it, a beautiful city like Seville is the right place to do so. It amazed me how the whole day was a social scene. The area around the arena came to... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's something you love or hate! But only after seeing it! It's theatrical, wonderful, full of Mystic, full of passion! Don't miss it when in Seville!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My views are probably coloured by my view of bullfighting but I went along on and took the guided tour trying to keep an open mind. The actual ring is splendid, but takes about five minutes to appreciate. The architecture in the surround looks good The museum is quite small, and too full of pictures of animals getting hurt for... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is not everybody's cup of tea especially if you oppose blood sports! I happened to be in Seville on the 23rd of April and went to see bullfights with a nice non-Spanish female companion who agreed that, whilst seemingly cruel, it was an interesting experience. Fighting bulls apparently live longer than bulls bred for meat! If you want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a highlight of our trip for my husband, 9 year old daughter and I. We realized how mis-informed we were about the custom of bullfighting and how unaware of the artistry and history this sport has. Our daughter now wants to go back and go to a bull-fight! The tour is informative and the guide was willing to... More 

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