We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bullfighting Museum

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas | Alcala, 237, 53215 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91/725-18-57
Website
Book ahead on Viator
$52*
and up
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
An Understanding of Spanish Culture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Yinvincible
,
Shanghai, China

Similar Things to Do in Madrid

Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
India
Level Contributor
70 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Islamabad, Pakistan
Level Contributor
61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you wana experience the bull fight in traditional spanish way. This is the place. Really enjoyed it. The place was simple and very accessable by metro or bus and a nice experience indeed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

easy to get to on the metro impressive building tour little expensive but by the end i was glad we did it very informative about the rituals of bull fighting

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Leopold
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Spend 9€ on a ticket to see this place after reading description of tour. All I saw was the inside of the ring seating and a 2 min video. It was advertised ad FREE which it wasn't and when I asked if that was all the tour the assistant laughed and said something in Spanish to other assistance. Even the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Obninsk, Russia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A lot of info about corrida! Nice if you're interested in it, may cause negative emotions if you're against bull fighting. The place itself is very beautiful

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Spain for the first time and watching bull fight was definitely on our checklist. We were initially planning to leave in just 10mins but it was surprising that we saw 3 bulls fight out of 6. The art of matadors is incredible and a different experience. Though in the end you feel sad to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Jericho, New York
Level Contributor
167 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is bloody, gory, disturbing and fabulous The costumes and pageantry are incredible I was very surprised, expecting to see one bullfight, that there were actually seven Seats are concrete benches and incredibly uncomfortable I don't think I would go a second time but I wouldn't have missed it for anything

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We all decided that we would at least like to go and see what bullfighting was all about and we knew roughly what happened. But to actually see it was an eye-opener! Tickets start from 5? at the top of the stadium. Fanfares and horses and matadors in traditional costumes. Then the bull arrives and the fight begins. At first... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Bullfighting Museum also viewed

 
Madrid, Community of Madrid
Madrid, Community of Madrid
 

Been to Bullfighting Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bullfighting Museum

Address: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas | Alcala, 237, 53215 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91/725-18-57
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bullfighting Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?