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“Great atmosphere and the bull is not killed”
Review of Campo Pequeno

Campo Pequeno
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Ranked #90 of 429 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
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“Great atmosphere and the bull is not killed”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Campo pequeno is a bull arena which has been restaured a couple of years ago. It is def worth going for a corrida de touros to enjoy the atmosphere and the culture behind a bull fight. The bull is not killed, the atmosphere is amazinga and the show depending on the horse riders and group of 'forcados' is generally good. Def worth going if you are visting Lisbon.

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“Fantastic experience! Must visit!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

If you want to feel history and Portuguese tradition, you must see this!

Buy a ticket for corrida and enjoy a show! There is no difference between cheap and expensive seats so you should buy the cheapest seat (we have been at sector 7, 22.5€ per person).

The show lasts for three hours. It is divided in 2 shows with 3 scenes. In first scene there are horseriders. In second people are trying to catch bull for the horn (one man was injured because he.failed and bull kicked him and ran him over) and third is with matador.

Excellent experience! Show was on thursday night at 22h. Bulls were not killed.

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“Great for shopping!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is the Bull Ring in the city which I believe also hosts concerts and events but underneath is a sizeable shopping mall with a great food court.
There is a wide variety of shops, from toys to clothes to mobile phones and the food in the food court is very reasonable, fresh and very tasty!

Visited July 2012
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“Portuguese Bullfight - a must-see in Lisbon”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

If you ar in Lisbon on a Thursday night, you must go see the tourada at Campo Pequeno. This is not for tourists – the crowd is full of multi-generational Portuguese families. Read up on the tourada online before going so you can follow the action. The tourada is full of Portuguese tradition – traditional costumes and music, excellent horsemanship and the craziness of the bull-grabbers. Bulls are not killed in the ring, but they do bleed. A memorable evening!

All seats in the arena are excellent, so don’t spend the money on the expensive ones.

Visited August 2012
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“Great food, & bull ring”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

We went to Campo Pequeno & ate at one of the many restaurants that surround the beautiful building. Underground was a good shopping mall. 10pm went to a bull fight, I understand we were there for the smaller shows as she said they were 'cows' which I am guessing means the smaller bulls. There were 4 different bulls, most impressive were some of the young matadors and their 'dance' with the bulls. 10 Euros

Visited May 2012
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