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Address: Praca de Touros do Campo Pequeno | 1001, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 351217998450
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: CAMPO PEQUENO'S BULLRING Campo Pequeno's Bullring is one of the most...
CAMPO PEQUENO'S BULLRING Campo Pequeno's Bullring is one of the most iconic monuments of the city of Lisbon and of Portugal. Considered one the most important buildings of Neo-Arabic style in the country, it was designed by Architect José Dias da Silva and ranks among the most beautiful bullrings in the world, having opened its doors on the 18th of August 1892. The monument is property of the Casa Pia de Lisboa and is classified as a building of Public Interest. The history of Campo Pequeno's Bullring crosses paths with the history of Tauromachy. Campo Pequeno's arena has received and still does the majority of world class figures in the history of bullfighting, on a course with more than 120 years of existence. Its historical significance transcends its tauromachy related activities. It was here that several important episodes of the political and social life of Lisbon and of Portugal took place. The building underwent deep restoration works, between 2000 and 2006, under the responsibility of Architect José Bruschy, becoming a major and modern multi-purpose space, able to accommodate, besides bullfights, a vast array of other events. It was also complemented with a commercial galleria, cinemas, restaurants and parking area. Schedule: Shopping Centre: every day from 10am to 11pm. Closed on Christmas day and on New Year. Food & Beverages (Exterior): From 10am to 2pm (closing time may vary according to the restaurant) Cinemas: Monday to Friday, opening at 12pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, opening at 11am. Closing after last session. This schedule may be changed according to festive seasons. Parking Area: open 24H VISITS Visit Campo Pequeno's Arena and Museum and get to know an icon of Lisbon. Timetable: Every day from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm. From November to March visits end at 6pm. In bullfighting days visits of the Arena end at 4pm and visits of the Museum at 8pm. Closed during special event days.
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Seeing a Portuguese Bullfight at Campo Pequeno - things to know

This review is about the logistics of seeing a bullfight at Campo Pequeno, not the building or the shopping mall below. But first, this is a bullfight, people. If you're an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This review is about the logistics of seeing a bullfight at Campo Pequeno, not the building or the shopping mall below. But first, this is a bullfight, people. If you're an animal lover, hate the sight of blood, or don't want to see what is unquestionably a cruel art, don't go! The bulls may not be slaughtered as in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Historic building that has been revamped. They have Bullfights every Thursday night in the summer. And yes Bullfights means blood, so if you are easily upset by the sight of blood DO NOT GO. Portuguese bullfights do not end with the bull's death. They are herded out of the ring on their own. Typical Portuguese style is done on horseback... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to a bullfight and were shocked by what we supported with our money. It is extremely cruel, bloody, and plain sad. We left early with tears rolling down our eyes. DO NOT support this place or bullfighting. It needs to be stopped.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's a very beautiful building but with cruel bullfights. It's terrible to think that hundreds of animals are injured in the center os Lisbon... No, thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful building with a bullring and musical performances. Below is a shopping center with quality shops and tourist interest. It also has a cinema with several rooms. It is open every day from 10 am to 23 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Its a nice building with good shops and also have a nice and comfortable Movie. Its a good place to spend some hour and enjoy restaurants and coffeshops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There was a Portuguese wine and food fair when I visited the place. I payed E 1 to enter and I could taste wines, pastry, cheese and sausages for free. And I also learned interesting facts about some of the products. Besides I could visit the bull ring, that runs the bullfights from April to October. As I was there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is an arena where bull fights used to take place but now there are numerous restaurants and places to shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We paid a visit to Campo Pequeno during a recent food and wine fayre. The building is impressive inside and out although I was glad to taste cheese and wine rather than watch a bullfight!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We just walked by and peeked in. Very impressive outside and inside also. I keep wondering what it would be like to be here for a concert a some other cultural event.

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Address: Praca de Touros do Campo Pequeno | 1001, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 351217998450
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
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