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Address: Centro de Lazer Campo Pequeno, Lisbon 1000-082, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 217 998 450
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

CAMPO PEQUENO'S BULLRING Campo Pequeno's Bullring is one of the most iconic...

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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Great little shopping centre

Lots to see, lovely bull ring, good food hall and easy access for disabled. Lots of shops and a cheap supermarket.good bus and metro stops nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Wellingborough, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this little Shopping Place - the best thing we loved was the store that sells all the Antiques - we pickled a couple of things here, real treasures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place proved to be a little gem! The central food hall is just brilliant with a great variety of restaurants and fast food outlets for all tastes and budgets. Beyond that is a wonderful grocery shop, a bit like a large Tesco express but with a huge amount of lines. There's also a cinema, lovely wee pub and of... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Lots to see, lovely bull ring, good food hall and easy access for disabled. Lots of shops and a cheap supermarket.good bus and metro stops nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

It rained HARD so we looked for indoor activities near our hotel. The bull fighting arena filled the bill. We had a quick look at the museum before it closed for the afternoon. Our guide was very friendly and handled all our questions with enthusiasm even though we were past her checkout time. There was a wine festival in the... More 

1 Thank Larry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Putting to one side any prejudice that may exist when it comes to bullfighting, the museum is excellent. The guide extremely knowledgeable and went to good lengths to explain the differences between Spanish and Portuguese bullfighting. Very cheap to get in as well and after you are done with the tour, there is a food court in the basement that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Bullfighiting arena that it was turned to a museum. Lots of restaurants and bars in the ground floor and the basement. Also a small mall in the basement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

So, being British, we don't know a great deal about bullfighting, so the trip to this very beautiful museum and arena helped to inform us. There is a lot of background and relevant information in the museum, and whilst I wouldn't be in a rush to see a bullfight, I certainly understand a lot more. We were also able to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Do your homework before you go. There is nothing noble about sticking a bunch of metal barbed hooks into an an animal that's been starved for 2 days and continue baiting and taunting it while it bleeds, then sending a bunch of men in to pursue its pain by teasing the broken beast mercilessly. Instead of a quick death to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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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