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Las Ventas Tour

#102 of 616 Tours in Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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About Las Ventas Tour
With Las Ventas Tour, the official tour of the most important bullring in the world, the Monumental of Las Ventas in Madrid, you will be able to take a unique tour of the arena and its bullfighting museum, with one of our official guide , in a super special visit with a maximum of 9 persons per session. You will be able to stroll along the alleys, the stands, the main doors as well as discover the beautiful bullfighting Museum with costumes of Manolete, paintings and sculptures of great artists, or the most unknown spots such as the chapel or the ring itself. The visits are guided in english & spanish. Online booking is requested previous to the visit and the entrance is at the Bullfighting Museum, located next to the Patio de Cuadrillas.
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Visit with Audioguide to the Bullring of Las Ventas and Bullfighting Museum

Visits to the Las Ventas bullring and its bullfighting museum are made with an audio guide available in 10 languages, the rental of which is included in the ticket price. This type of visit will allow you to explore the square and the museum at your own pace discovering its corners and history following the route marked from the Great Gate, terrace, laying, alley, ring (* subject to availability), chapel, gang door, bullfighting museum ... besides being able to enjoy several virtual experiences for free, such as our exclusive Virtual Bullfighting Game.
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30 to 90 minutes
from $17.82

Skip the Line: Tapas - Tour de Las Ventas (bullring) + Tapas in the tavern

After (or before) visiting the bullring, discover its history and its secret corners, as well as stroll through the beautiful bullfighting museum that houses a large collection of art in addition to the costumes of the most famous bullfighters, such as Manolete, you can taste in La Tienta Gastronomic Tavern, located about 50 meters from the bullring, typical tapas with a cane or glass of wine.
La Tienta is one of the most traditional places in the Las Ventas neighborhood and has also been recently remodeled.
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60 to 90 minutes
from $23.80
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Mayur S wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India918 contributions384 helpful votes
Bullfighting arena and museum designed by José Espelius, who died before its completion. Finished by Manuel Muñoz Monasterio in 1931, Las Ventas is constructed in Neo-Mudéjar style with hand-painted tiles. It seats 23,798 fans and at 196 feet in diameter is one of the largest arena in the world. The museum exhibits the history of Las Ventas; a chapel for Virgen de Guadalupe and of the Virgen de la Paloma, patrons of Mexico and Madrid, respectively. The bullring also has a modern infirmary complete with operating theatres. Bullfighters consider it most important to win here. Visitors can avail an audio-guide in 10 languages, to visit the entire complex, daily.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ken J wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom86 contributions28 helpful votes
Whether you agree with it or not it's part of the history of Spain.Going to an actual bull fight is not for me but a tour of the bullring out of season is an education . The architecture is stunning and the tour is all encompassing. The museum gives you a further insight into the history of not only the bullring but much more.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Phil07Manchester wrote a review Nov 2019
Manchester1,810 contributions232 helpful votes
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We visited the famous Madrid Bullring a few days ago and enjoyed a wonderful cultural tour of this ring and the history & art of bullfighting... We paid for the audio tour which allows visitors from all over the world to learn about bullfighting and the history of this great venue... Presently the audio tours cover Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean... prices are €14.90 for adults, €11.90 for students/retired, €5.90 for children (kids under 5 are free)... you can alternatively pay €20 for your own personal guided tour, plus there are prices for group tours etc as well... Madrid bullring is the 3rd largest in the world (after one in Mexico and one in Venezuela) but is famous as the traditional 'home' of bullfighting... it is almost 90 years old and seats 23,798 people... We paid for two adults doing the audio guide with hand held audio system so you can take as long as you wish doing your own tour - it takes approx 1 hour, but that depends how fast you go... One thing to note is on entry they will request one form of ID off you which you will get back at the end of your tour as a way of ensuring you return the hand hdld audio system... hence we were asked for passport, driving licence, bank card, etc - if like us you do not carry these around or do not wish to give them over to a stranger you can offer something else eg we gave our hotel room entry card - so were glad to get this back after! There are several areas where you stop and can take photos on the tour plus there is a museum and gift shop towards the end of the visit... You will also have your photo taken halfway round which is then superimposed onto a bullfighting image which makes you appear as the matador - these cost €10 to buy but you do not have to... we did not as thought it too expensive, we may have bought if say €5... The tour is a great way to learn about the history of this noble activity without having to actually watch it live, which some could find a bit gruesome live... the audio tour sets out the traditions & history of bullfighting in a cultural way that offers great educational learnings for all... We found this a wonderful way to learn about bullfighting plus see one of it's historical venues and ultimately find out more about spanish culture... The only downside we found was that once inside the bullring interior on our visit the sand circle was being transformed into a stage for something else eg concert/act, so could not take a great photo of the ring itself... this however did not detract from our tour but did stop me marking this 5 out of 5 (instead of recorded 4 out of 5)... Bullfighting may not be for all, but we do highly recomend this tour as an eye opener into the spanish culture and the history of this pastime - we enjoyed it...
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Joanna S wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom45 contributions5 helpful votes
we wanted to look around the bull ring and find out a little bit more about the history of this controversial sport. I have to say this was a fabulous tour showing the history of the matadors but also the detail behind the animals, how they are bred and selected and the industry behind this sport. We did go to see a bullfight later in the week and it was an experience to say the least. Love it or loath it, it is part of Spanish culture and I for one enjoyed the tour
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from FabienneM2012, Gerente at Las Ventas Tour
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Thank you so much for your comments! we are really happy to hear you find our tour interesting! thank you!
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Ina B wrote a review Nov 2019
Perth, Australia52 contributions1 helpful vote
As part of our visit to Spain, my husband was interested in seeing the Bullring in Madrid. We did an audio guided tour during which we were encouraged to have a photo taken - we were photoshopped into a bull fight- and try a virtual bull fight. The actual tour was well organized, but for me there was too much disturbing information. Put in a cultural context - it was ok.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Beatriz A, Marketing at Las Ventas Tour
Responded Nov 4, 2019
Thank you very much for your comment. It helps us a lot to improve the quality of our tour.
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