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Address: Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: +34 954 22 45 77
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about...

Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about bullfighting, which makes a visit to this venerable bullring with attached museums all the more fascinating – not least for those who would never consider attending a bullfight. An inspection of the ring, and the backstage facilities that sustain it (the Plaza, of necessity, has its own ER) is a good counterpoint to a browse around a museum which is full of artwork and costumes celebrating the skill of the matador together with the mounted heads of their animal nemeses. Go with an open mind and you’ll leave with a much better understanding of bullfighting’s place in the life and culture of Andalucía.

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Very interesting and instructive

The tour around the bullring and museum is good value. Learning some of the history of the place and the origins and development of bullfighting was very interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Javea, Spain
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

€8 in, tour is too short at about 40 mins. Most time is spent looking at museum items then about 10 mins in the ring.

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Mouresi, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience , to see the truth story of bullfights. Great exhibition through the history of Bullfights. Worth the visit !

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Javea, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour around the bullring and museum is good value. Learning some of the history of the place and the origins and development of bullfighting was very interesting.

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Almoradi, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate bull fighting but the tour of the museum and bullring was incredibly informative. Museum is wheelchair accessible although you need to climb a number of steps to actually see the bullring itself

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate bullfighting and all it stands for, but this is a Seville must-see, representing as it does the biggest cultural event in the city. The building is impressive and the museum has some interesting exhibits. Tip: It's guided tours only, by the way - you'll need 40 minutes.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large group with both english as spanish speaking guests. Hard to understand the story. She told way more information in Spanish than English and what she told was not that interesting nor told with any passion. You are only allowed to do a tour and have hardly any freedom (nor time) to look around. Disappointing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You do not have to see a bullfight to admire the stadium and the history of the "sport". Your guide will give you an exciting insight into what happens at a bullfight. Walking into the stadium you feel like a matador.

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around 10.00am and had no problem getting tickets for 8 Euros - not the 4 euros reported on some sites. The tour was in English and Spanish and gave a good insight into the history and rules of the bullfight. You get a chance to walk onto the arena which is a great feeling even though we do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very informative explaining the history of the 250 year old stadium and the development of bull fighting. Also the prestige of the matador and also the two bulls that were spared over the last hundred years for putting up a noble fight. The costumes of the matadors on display are intricate and ornate. I felt sorry for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every 20 min there is a guided tour in English and Spanish ( ~ 8 EUR) The highlight is that you can go to the middle of the arena.

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