Plaza de Toros de Vera
Plaza de Toros de Vera
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GlobeTrotting723378
Pittsburgh, PA3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is our third trip to Vera and we always go to the bullring. I have never seen an actual bullfight, but I go for the history of the site. The ring is beautiful. As you enter ( small donation price), go to your left and down the stairs (where the snack vendors sell food and drink during the event) and you will find a small museum dedicated to the brave men who found fame or fate in the ring. I have been told I need to experience an actual bullfight, maybe one day. It's just nice to know that it's used for other things like concerts.
Written February 26, 2023
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Joso625
Gloucestershire, UK15 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Whether you agree with the Spanish culture of bullfights or not, this is worth a visit if you go to Vera.

It is easy to find by local bus or any street map of the town and very visible as you approach Vera.

The arena is quite spectacular from the outside and as we walked into the entrance gateway were met by two lovely Spanish gentlemen. They only spoke Spanish & our knowledge of the language is very limited, but we learnt a lot from them and they tried their best to be a guide to us!

There are lots of photo opportunities and they will show you how to stand and swish the matadors cape before you have a go yourself!

It is quite a wonderful building and houses a museum also. There is no charge for the bullring or the museum. Everything is in Spanish, but the pictures tell a lot and there are many objects to view including a display of clothing worn by matadors.

The men have a little shop with a few things for sale, fans, keyrings etc., but there is also the chance to purchase publicity posters from previous bullfights in Vera. My children took a while choosing which one to take home!

We were the only tourists viewing this at the time and we could take our time looking at things on our own or with assistance of the guides. You could tell that they were proud and so enthusiastic to share this part of their culture with us.

Well worth the visit.
Written August 15, 2014
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JolieJulie
London, UK95 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
It is a short visit but with plenty of information. All is in Spanish but we spotted QR for audio guide which may offer other languages.
Note they close between 1-4pm.
There's a small chapel, vet clinic area, backyard for the bulls plenty to keep you busy.
The man who welcomed us was friendly and helpful as much as he could as we do not speak Spanish
Written April 27, 2017
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ros G
Ipswich, UK28 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Have been to this area many times over the years but never thought of going to look at bull ring but after reading reviews on Tripadvisor thought we would go. Free to go in. The men are very friendly but do not speak English. No pressure to buy.interesting place.glad we have been.
Written October 25, 2016
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sunseekertwo
Louth, Linconshire7 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
So pleased we visited this well maintained Bull Ring, we had great fun posing for photographs with the toriadores cape and was then shown round the museum area. After which we were left to wonder around at leasure.
There is no admittance fee but one is expected to make a small donation, which we were very happy to do.
We then went to the nearby Big Wok for a delicious Chinese lunch.
Written October 22, 2016
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Bryan D
Wakefield, UK56 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
The Bullring is used for many local events and not just Bullfighting. It dates back to the 1800 and is old in comparison to a number of other rings in Andalucía, the natural home area for this Spanish tradition. The staff played their part in bringing tis alive for the children by letting them play with the capes and the training bulls head on wheels.

The bullring has seen many of Spain's top and famous Bullfighters appear in the ring and provides a popular venue in Vera during the September Fiesta.

The museum is small and not too well kept and is certainly in need of some more modern and up to date memorabilia. You can buy posters, fans and other items from the staff and you are actively encouraged to do so.

Our impromptu tour was short and we were left to our own devices so managed to sneak into the area of the bull pens and as I had my grandchildren with me and had been explaining everything about the bullfight, we had not seen the Chapel where the participants in the Bullfight go before the fight. One of the attendants obtained the keys and we were able to spend a few moments in the peace and tranquillity of the Chapel. An integral part of any Bullfight.
Written August 31, 2015
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Berkeley H
Bristol, UK120 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
A fab place to visit but all a bit unofficial. I have a place in Vera Playa and have visited a few times a year for 7 years. We always drive passed the Bull Ring and especially with friends or family we stop by. The same chap is always there every day who beckons you in to have a look. Tips are the payment and we have decided we tip 5 euros per person. He will encourage you to buy some tourist bits which are fine.
He speak no english but we get the picture. I believe he was an actual bull fighter in his day! Very welcoming and hospitable. We always thank him and stay there longer to wonder around on our own - explore every bit; medical centre, prays room, bull entry bay, seats and entrance.
We have attended a horse show there one evening and the Spanish arrive late with the whole family with cushions, cool boxes and great spirits - I just need to see a bull fight - I can never find out when!
Written February 8, 2015
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Linda H
Alderholt, England, United Kingdom80 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
The Plaza de Toros de Vera was recommended to us by a friend. We called in one morning and a very pleasant Spanish gentleman greeted us at the entrance. The museum is free and although we did not understand the language it was still possible to enjoy the culture of the place. As you drive up from Garrucha the Bull Ring is clearly visible in the distance on the ring road. We purchased a couple of posters and gave a few euros to the older guy who is a former matador. We also took many photos and enjoyed holding the Cape while another of us aimed a dummy bull towards it. Funny! We then drove into the town of Vera for coffee where you can park on the street for a small fee. Parking outside the Bull Ring is free. When we drove by later around 2pm the Bull Ring was closed. There are toilets inside with a picture of a Spanish lady or Spanish man on the door.
Written October 1, 2014
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Patrick P
Milton Keynes, UK49 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
As with other reviews the first thing is being ushered in by a lovely Spanish Gentleman to purchase a gift for 5€. We chose the fridge magnet, not a biggie considering everything else was free, had a great wander round and you have almost free range to go where you like. The displays are are a little faded in places and it’s all in Spanish but this didn’t spoil it for me. The gentleman came out and shouted at us to go here and there which was very sweet ensuring we did not miss anything, whilst most do not approve of bull fighting its part of the culture here and it is as good place to visit

All the cost of a fridge magnet
Written August 28, 2019
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ABurrows1
Wigan, UK17 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
After visiting the market we called into the bull ring out of interest. Fascinating insight. We toured the arena, pens, chapel and other areas. The old Spanish guides were very amenable despite not speaking any English ( why should they). I don’t agree with this tradition but non the less the arena tour was really interesting. Donations on leaving but no set price. Combine it with the Saturday morning market for a good few hours.
Written August 5, 2019
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