Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos

Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos

Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos
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Bruce
Melbourne, Australia148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos is quite a distance from town but only $Ur25 each way on the bus. A bit disappointing given it is surrounded by security fencing and it would appear a long way off being restored or saved.
Written March 1, 2020
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velia j
Mesa, AZ333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Unfortunately this was closed and was fenced around so we could only see from a distance. Lots of little stores around to shop
Written April 29, 2019
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K_b0y
Atlanta, GA122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
So, this abandoned behemoth, which now sits in the middle of the roundabout, used to be a bull ring, complete with grand entrances and galleries for spectators long gone now. Ah, but if one just uses some imagination - like at the colosseum in Rome - one can almost imagine the energy and excitement of the place.
Written May 2, 2014
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alvimangles
Hollywood, FL973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This old abandoned Bull Plaza has been left to decay for many years… NOW it has been turned into a Museum, restaurante and coliseum stadium for shows. They have done a great job, and giving it life once again for visitors to enjoy. Love to see what they did and a must visit when in Colonia.

#coloniadesacramento #uruguay
Written June 13, 2024
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Kanan A
Australia8,686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
The place has an interesting story. It was built in the 19th century by an entrepreneur who had plans to build a three story hotel connected to the ring. However bull fighting was banned soon after construction completed. The ring was thus never used and the project abandoned. More recently the structure is in need of repair and entry to the interior of the building is forbidden.

There is an interesting train museum along side the bull ring... also worth a visit, and a few second hand street vendours selling old irons, plates etc.
Written January 17, 2012
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A 10,000 seat bull ring, it was built at the start of the 20th c. It hosted only eight events before bull fighting was banned in the country. Derelict at present, there are plans to refurbish the site. Both Portuguese and Spanish were attracted to the bullfights. The stadium had Mudejar architecture, reflecting the blend between Spanish and Muslim cultures.
Written November 2, 2019
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MikeyMackTravels
Prague, Czech Republic3,004 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We had a great driver that took us a little of the beat n track and came across Plaza de Toros. While closed, you can still see how this could have been a gathering points way back when. Very cool piece of history.
Written October 15, 2018
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John C
Tonypandy, UK20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
It was interesting to view this structure, the steelwork was fabricated in Great Britain. There is a railway museum opposite. There are plans to refurbish part of the arena to provide a concert venue.
Written June 28, 2018
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boeingAde
Birmingham, UK429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Walked here in the morning from hotel, the best thing is the walk although long at around a hour and half each way is the beaches along the coastal path.
Once at the bullring, it is in need of some TLC, its not open but could be made into a small museum surely.
If you walk make sure you have plenty of suncream and water.
You get some nice views when walking back thou of Colonia
Not worth the visit unless you want to get out of the town for a few hours.
Written January 3, 2018
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David M
London64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Anyone visiting Buenos Aires should take the one hour Seacat trip across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay. (Take your passport. You won't travel without it). The Barria Historica, a short walk from the port, is full of interesting sights, including the City Gate, complete with wooden drawbridge, and the pretty Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs). You can then take a bus to the Plaza de Toros. We had no idea what to expect but were overwhelmed. In the middle of nowhere, now occupying the centre of a roundabout, is the crumbling remains of a bullring. An official sign informed us that it was constructed with wrought iron from England. The seating accommodated 8,000 spectators. The bullring opened in 1910 with a performance by the Spanish brothers Rafael and Ricardo Torres. Later tango celebrity Carlos Gardel sang here. But in 1912 bullfighting was banned by the President of Uruguay. The bullring closed and has been in decay ever since.It is surrounded by debris that has fallen from the walls. It was clearly a construction of some magnificence, designed in Moorish style. It is now fenced off and several signs warn tourists not to trespass. I would have finished my review here. But at least two other reviewers have mentioned that they crawled through a hole in the fence to view the interior. So honesty compels me to reveal that we did too. There are many entrances under the imposingly dilapidated seating and from here we found ourselves in the ring itself, feeling like gladiators in the Colosseum. The grass appeared to have been cut recently and there was graffiti on the walls. We shot a video, which will be posted on Facebook, before we made our escape. Nearby there is an antique market and a couple of shops, although a supermarket is now closed. This is a highly recommended attraction for the guerrilla tourist. The dismissive reviews claiming that there is nothing to see here are incomprehensible.
Written November 7, 2017
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