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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 45 77
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Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about bullfighting, which makes a visit to this venerable bullring with attached museums all the more fascinating – not least for those who would never consider attending a bullfight. An inspection of the ring, and the backstage facilities that sustain it (the Plaza, of necessity, has its own ER) is a good counterpoint to a browse around a museum which is full of artwork and costumes celebrating the skill of the matador together with the mounted heads of their animal nemeses. Go with an open mind and you’ll leave with a much better understanding of bullfighting’s place in the life and culture of Andalucía.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
+34 954 22 45 77
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The lady who did the tour was very lovely and it was very cool to see the other side of the fight. Museum was cool to see and you get to walk in the ring.

Thank Zoe L
Reviewed 2 days ago

unfortunately we were not able to catch a bull fight, we should have planned better, but we did manage to take the tour of the Plaza and it was time well spent. It was great to learn about the history and the deep customs and...More

Thank Hoffmd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This activity needs to evolve with the times. It has a history and it is good to share that, but I weep for the animals.

Thank Ric B
Reviewed 4 days ago

it is a very interesting place to visit, especially when you get to stand right in the middle. Top tip: if you want to go to the loo go before the tour as you don't come back to the start.

Thank KCandJC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went for the free tour between 3pm and 7pm. You need to queue to get tickets if you want to save money. It is very hot in the queue I wouldn't queue with children, so one queue and you can book the tour to...More

Thank Hotcheffette
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This arena for bullfighting is unbelievable. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour which entailed the history of bullfighting back centuries ago before bulls were used. The Museum was very interesting with outfits, equipment and bull head trophies to see from years ago to present. The...More

Thank barb1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Olé! Stab a bull to death and call yourself a hero. Okay, enough of being PC. A key cultural element of Spain is the bullfight, sort of what the Super Bowl is to America—only less brutal☺ This particular bullring now holds a capacity of 12,000...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not on our "list" of things to do in Seville but we found ourselves with a free morning and decided to check it out. Was pleasantly surprised by the stadium and brief museum. We found the information very interesting, but would have loved...More

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic building - we toured for €5 (reduced as the museum wasn't open) - our guide gave a brief explanation of the format of a bullfight - and were shown the stable yard for the horses and the private chapel for the matadors....More

Thank Liisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the guided tour of the bullring and was amazed to find out it was FREE...only need to book your time slot!

Thank mauriceb723
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Paul A
23 June 2017|
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Response from ehirtle | Reviewed this property |
They are open for tours 9:30am to 7pm, they start a tour about every half hour. There was a wait when we went so we bought our tickets an hour ahead then went and got Gelato while we waited :)
Joanna W
5 April 2017|
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Response from Tina R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can...we didn't use guides at all ss lots of information on boards on stuff in guide books...depends how much info you want. Hope that helps?
16 January 2017|
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Response from Brian T | Reviewed this property |
sorry we were some distance away.