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Bullfighting Museum

Plaza de Toros de las Ventas | Alcala, 237, 53215 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
91/725-18-57
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Ranked #138 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Type: Specialty Museums
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Leopold
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

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

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Obninsk, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is an incomprehensible and horrifying tradition. A group of sociopaths gather and applaud as a bull is slowly tortured and killed. It takes a special kind of person to appreciate something like this. Buyer beware.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Jericho, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Spanish bullfighting at its best so fun, the tour is a must for people who don't know the rules and should be done before watching a performance. It is so entertaining and in some ways sad (seeing the bull die) Its a great bit of culture and is a MUST DO!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We had some difficulty finding the museum, but after getting the directions from someone we were able to find this little gem. You see the entire history of bullfighting with interesting stories, nice bronze statues and ofcourse the bullfighters' atributes. To find it you must go to the right side of the building when standing in front of the main... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Went to the Plaza de Toros las Ventas and then to the Bullfight and found it to be a wonderful cultural experience. The Museum is dusty and dark but never the less showed some of the memorabilia of the time when Bullfighting was at it's peak and it's grandure. The Toreros clothing is on display and is beautiful but I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This museum is to the rear of the bull ring and could be missed. This is a small museum but well laid out and obviously very important to the Spanish. It's also free to go in although the bull ring itself is 9 euros each

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