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Address: Paseo de Colon, 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34-95-4224577
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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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Good place to learn a little about bullfighting

Not my cup of tea really, and I doubt I'd watch a real fight, but the guide was good, very willing to answer questions from a foreigner with limited understanding beyond the fact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Newcastle, Australia
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Brewster, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I am not an admirer of Bullfighting I can respect those that do enjoy it. To imagine the stands full of people and the bull and toreador doing battle. Must be incredible!

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great insight into the history of bull fighting without actually having to watch an actual fight. Our guide was very informative and we left feeling we had learnt more about Spanish culture. It was an extremely hot day in the middle of July but you are not outside for long and then you go into the coolness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the absolutely best guide! Her English was impeccable, she was funny and gracious. Even if you don't like the idea of bull fighting, this is a must see. We were there before the recent, unfortunate death of a bull fighter.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The building was interesting but not magical. The tour guide was adequate but not fluent in English; I got the idea that she was bored. We did not get to spend much time looking at the bull ring itself, but instead spent much of the time in some museum-like area under the spectator seats.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I preface this with the information that I am not against the killing of animals for purpose (i.e. food) and we actually extended our trip so that we could attend a bullfight (purchasing the most expensive tickets). However, this was one of the worst and most grotesque events that I have ever attended. I have always had the understanding that... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For over 40 years I, as almost everyone in Sweden, have watched the Disney story about the Bull Ferdinand and the brave matador. Here the fairytale becomes reality and through a guided tour in Spanish and English we got a very good deeper understanding of the art of bull fighting. The guide was also very helpful in answering a lot... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my cup of tea really, and I doubt I'd watch a real fight, but the guide was good, very willing to answer questions from a foreigner with limited understanding beyond the fact that the bull usually dies - apparently not always, but you'll have to go along and ask for yourself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to visit and learn about bull fighting and the Matador history/culture. The Plaza de Toros in Seville is a functional bull fighting arena and the oldest bull ring in Spain. Opening hours re from 930am to 7pm and entrance is 4 euro by guided tour only (20mins tour). If you are looking for real cultural immersion, visit... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my opinion, this is the best of Sevilla attractions. I say this because this is so foreign to us and the history and stadium was impressive. The tour is also very informative and it gives you a perspective on this sport. Please I am not condoning the sport but it interesting how this is part of Spanish culture. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little unsure about visiting the bull ring but so glad that we did! Our tour guide was lovely and full of enthusiasm for the history and artistic culture of the Plaza De Toros. The tour was around 45 minutes with plenty of time to look around and ask questions. Excellent value for money and a real insight... More 

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