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Bullfighting Museum

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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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Interesting tour

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 2 weeks ago
Alan W
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Alan W
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Shelton504
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

Thank Rhona A
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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 

1 Thank Remone R
Cape Town
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Shlomo K
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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 

Thank Tom F
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Yinvincible
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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.

Thank Josué N
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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 

Thank JustaskforKS
Islamabad, Pakistan
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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.

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