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“Fascinating insight to a central part of Spanish culture”

Bullfighting Museum
Ranked #210 of 836 things to do in Madrid
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Entry is normally 25 euros for a 40 minute tour and entry to the museum, but as they were dismantling the temporary roof from a rock concert it was reduced to 9 euros. This made it good value for money but the downside was the sand and main arean was covered by the partially dimantled roof (we knew this before we opted to go in). The tour was infomative and their passion for the 'sport' was evident. The fighting season is from March to Octobger with the main time during May when there is a fight session every day (otherwise at least one per weekend and on bank holidays). Each session lasts about 2 hours with 3 fights entry tickets range from 5 euros for a seat high up (still good views) to 150 euros for prime seats in the shade. Buidling was fascinating to see and again shows the pride the Spanish have in the sport. Would recommend geeting metro to Las Ventas as this pops up right outside the arena, other wise it is about a 40 minute walk from Ciebeles.

7  Thank DHWild
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

To visit out of season is really interesting in the respect that you can't believe bullfighting still continues here. It looks exactly as you see it in books or tv and I found it unbelievable. The audio tour explains everything very clearly and tries to justify the killing of the bull by saying they have come from lovely meadows etc etc. That aside the building is impressive and was interesting if not unbelievable to think people pay to see an animal killed. Surely and hopefully a dying tradition.

3  Thank AndyJ37_11
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

When looking for things to do in Madrid, we decided to go to the Bullfighting Stadium. Perhaps we were tired and did not look hard enough but we did not find the museum. We paid for a very basic tour that took one inside the stadium. The cost was ~$10/person.

The picture above is NOT the museum. Upon further reading, it is hidden and small. Apparently you are not allowed to take pictures but it would be great to have an explanation of where you enter the "free" museum.

As for the stadium tour, you get an audio device to punch a number and hear some interesting info. We were there after a bullfight so the stadium was a mess. You could see the bull blood on the dirt of the stadium.

The stadium is worth the visit and the architecture is nice. All in all I was OK with the visit but it was underwhelming. Good luck finding the museum...........

3  Thank Misplaced_Childhood
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Don't miss the museum, the tour of Las Ventas or the bull fights. You will experience an important cultural event. Best if you read and undertand something before visiting your first bull fight but worth inventing a little time for the education.

4  Thank goroses
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

My husband and I thought we would love to attend a bull fight in Spain to experience the Spanish culture. We had booked out tickets ahead in South Africa. The ceremonial introductions with the trumpets and the excitement of the Spaniards was great. It was also very interesting to see the lovely costumes of the Matadors and to see their fast passes with their dress capes. It was not nice to see the bulls being lanced in the neck hump and we were shocked to see the final stages when a sword is thrust into the bull and he is killed. We also felt very heartsore to see the bulls being dragged away.
We were also disappointed that we could not get our tickets at the Las Ventas but had to pick it up somewhere else. With technology being so good one would think everybody is more clued up. Fortunately tickets were on special that day and we bought new tickets.

3  Thank hennieschoemancivils
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