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Bullfighting Museum

Plaza de Toros de las Ventas | Alcala, 237, 53215 Madrid, Spain (Salamanca)
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Ranked #146 of 454 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I loved this, it was one of the best tours I took in Madrid. The guide was so passionate about the subject, she made it all the more interesting. I liked it so much, that I considered returning, but time did not allow me to do this. I recommend whether you are a fan or not!

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Entry is normally 25 euros for a 40 minute tour and entry to the museum, but as they were dismantling the temporary roof from a rock concert it was reduced to 9 euros. This made it good value for money but the downside was the sand and main arean was covered by the partially dimantled roof (we knew this before... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

To visit out of season is really interesting in the respect that you can't believe bullfighting still continues here. It looks exactly as you see it in books or tv and I found it unbelievable. The audio tour explains everything very clearly and tries to justify the killing of the bull by saying they have come from lovely meadows etc... More

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Back East
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

When looking for things to do in Madrid, we decided to go to the Bullfighting Stadium. Perhaps we were tired and did not look hard enough but we did not find the museum. We paid for a very basic tour that took one inside the stadium. The cost was ~$10/person. The picture above is NOT the museum. Upon further reading,... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Don't miss the museum, the tour of Las Ventas or the bull fights. You will experience an important cultural event. Best if you read and undertand something before visiting your first bull fight but worth inventing a little time for the education.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

My husband and I thought we would love to attend a bull fight in Spain to experience the Spanish culture. We had booked out tickets ahead in South Africa. The ceremonial introductions with the trumpets and the excitement of the Spaniards was great. It was also very interesting to see the lovely costumes of the Matadors and to see their... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

If you agree or disagree with Bullfighting This Tour is an absolute must So much history and tradition about this Beautiful Building its a must your guide will inform you of all the great Matadors The history and Traditions of Bullfighting you also get to go into the ring and while stood in the center you are said to be... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

Many people when visiting madrid are interested in learning something about the "Toros" and bullfighting in Spain. The museum is public and free...ok...but then it's just a sad and dusty collection of items (mainly donations), many portraits and scultures of bullfighters, few heads of toros, few documents and few costumes. No explanations what so ever on the bullfighting it-self, the... More

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