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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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We did the tour, worth it

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... read more

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza i.e. the place where the bull-fights used to take place. I mean, it was so wonderful. The external appearance of the Baratillo bullring evokes a late-Baroque style of architecture, typical of the second half of the XVIIIth century, Sitting there on the stone benches of viewing the ring, I could actually picture the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You do get a real feel for the history and ongoing tradition of the bullfight.There is only one way the bull can be granted a reprieve and leave alive.This last happened in 2011. It was a bit disappointing that we could not actually enter the centre ring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just randomly wandering past the bullring (as i like to do in spanish towns) I discovered this one has a museum and guided tours. Great I thought. Went up to the desk and asked when the next one was. In two minutes was the reply (5:30pm). Paid 7 euros and got a really good guided tour of the plaza de... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to this very interesting place. What made it especially good was our guide. We went in a mixed Spanish and English tour. Our guide made a real effort to make sure that the English content was not swamped by the Spanish talk. Christina spoke excellent English and made sure we understood everything. She smiled all... More 

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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Although I am against bullfighting, this is a very interesting place to visit and gives you some insight in the history of bullfights. I might even want to see one now ...

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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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