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Address: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas | Alcala, 237, 53215 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91/725-18-57
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we went as a small group to Madrid and a few wanted to go to the bullring . I object to the cruel sport of bull fighting but went along on basis that we were not actually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Alan W
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Ignore previous posts, the Bullfighting Museum is free. This is located at the back of the bull ring (walk around the outside) once inside you learn about the past bull Fighters and what the wore. The bull ring it's self has a 14€ charge, with this, you get to visit the inside of the bulk ring

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

we went as a small group to Madrid and a few wanted to go to the bullring . I object to the cruel sport of bull fighting but went along on basis that we were not actually witnessing a bull fight . I enjoyed the tour , avoided the videos , and found the history aspect really interesting . All... More 

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Thank Alan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Bullfighting has been a part of the Spanish culture for centuries! It was nice to see a bullfight and hear the natives chant during certain phases of this event. Didn't know that "the kill" would be so harsh. Overall I'm glad I got to experience this event! If you don't like to see blood etc then this may not be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Really worth a visit. To be honest i was less sure about the visit but hubby was keen. It was an absolute eye opener - not the cruel sport i had expected it to be and although i would still not like to attend a bull fight - learnt a lot

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Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

First off i googled several different museums ones free and ones that weren't. The website for this one said it was free to the public...well its not! When went there and right outside there are a few sculputures that are nice to take pics of but i wanted to see inside. Well we walked up and the lady said its... More 

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Cape Town
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was the most disappointing tourist attraction we visited during a two week visit to Spain. All it is is that they let you walk through the very unimpressive bull fighting stadium and charge you through the nose to do it. There are a couple of very unrealistic looking plastic bulls which they have around the stadium and when you... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea that bullfighting had such a history or what it even involved before the tour, it is set out so you can go at your own pace, very informative 12 stations to listen to in total and lots of chances to take pictures! Would recommend it to anyone going whether you agree with it or not at... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

First and foremost, I am no advocate of bullfighting. I find it cruel, sad and very depressing. I was however, intrigued by why people would do such a thing and decided to visit the museum myself. I was of course, unwilling to pay to watch the match but I did pay for an audio guide that took me through the... More 

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Thank Yinvincible
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The architecture of the building itself is nice but as far as the bullfight, unless you are into the whole animal cruelty watch-an-innocent-animal-get-stabbed-to-death-repeatedly sort of thing do NOT go. I'm surprised this sort of cruelty has not been banned yet. Summed up in one word, traumatizing.

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Thank Josué N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in a dilemma being in the middle of the San Isidro season about watching the actual bull fighting because all Bulls get killed in every fight - (even the ones which don't during the fight) - and decided to go with the public Spaniard preferences. instead we did the bull fighting museum tour and it was outstanding. The... More 

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