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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 133 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

But I also hate the thought of killing people and we visited the Colosseum in Rome and enjoyed the architecture and history just like we enjoyed this place. The bilingual tour guide was very interesting explaining a bit about the history and the process that is followed and gave us time for photos in the arena. We saw a museum... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had no intention of attending a bull fight in Spain, but we decided to do a tour of this bull ring whilst visiting Seville. We had the 1st tour of the day (good idea if it is very hot) and had an outstanding tour guide who gave a very comprehensive explanation of the history and current conditions of bull... More

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Gateshead, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I had never really considered whether I agreed or disagreed with bull fighting before we went to Seville and when I noticed they had a bullring which you could visited we all jumped at the opportunity of at least seeing for ourselves what it all entailed. We didn't book anything but turned up early afternoon to be advised the next... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While I am personally not an advocate for bullfighting I found this tour to be very interesting and informational - there was so much more to the history of bullfighting that I was aware. I would recommend the tour if you have time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

in the neigbourhood of sevilla's main river you will find this arena. Marvellous preserved with the complete story of the bullfighting in Sevilla. During the excursion we have seen everything of the arena. The places in the sun and the shadow. The museum gives you a picture of the history of bullfighting in Spain . Excellent guide in the afternoon.... More

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is worth a trip. The guide speaks in Spanish and English. She was very informative. She takes you around the main and interesting areas and provides an explanation at each point. At the end she invited questions so our 40 minute visit ended up being an hour!.

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Eltham, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whilst definitely not a bull fight fan in fact completely the opposite from a historical perspective this was an up interesting place to visit. The guided tour was really good and was conducted in two languages (spanish and English). Our tour guide made it very interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the ring and museum.

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Brampton. Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the museum and got in to see the stadium where the bull fights happen. All the exhibits were beautiful especially the matador's outfits. There were no bullfights while we were there, but the stadium was very interesting to visit

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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very interesting & informative. The building & the bullring is very impressive. The guide was very knowledgeable. Perhaps a short film on bullfighting at the end of the tour would be a good idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in seville last week and my partner and myself went to the bull ring in the day then returned to watch a bull fight some evenings later. It is a really great place to visit even if you don't want to watch a bull fight. You can pay to have a tour showing the whole of the bull... More

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