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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

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Address: Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
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+34 954 22 45 77
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Beyond the Iberian peninsula most people are rather uncomfortable about...

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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Delve into the culture of Spain and Seville with a tour of the bull ring and learn the history of bullfighting. This will not be for everyone - but it only lasts 40 mins and does... read more

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delve into the culture of Spain and Seville with a tour of the bull ring and learn the history of bullfighting. This will not be for everyone - but it only lasts 40 mins and does give you a flavour of this "sport" which is so Spanish

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is worth a visit to sample the arena and the good museum. I'm personally against bullfighting but the guided tour offers a decent insight into the history and culture surrounding the pastime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first visited this place 10 years ago when I was curious about a bull fight as I have never seen one before. Even then I could not watch it though but I was mesmerised by the costumes of the matadors etc, all gorgeous and with such an interesting design full of history. The building itself is stunning, painted in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I dislike cruelty in any form either to humans or animals, but we did visit this arena not to see a bullfight but to see where they take place. Very impressive arena and well worth a visit. After all this is a sport that is dear to the hearts of the Spanish people so i am not here to judge... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building is worth visiting and it is good to hear about the rules of the game. The guide did not speak English very well. She just knew some English words and did not make real sentences. The lack of mastering English made it a boring visit. They could have added at least a little video showing the highlights of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say this is a MUST visit site. The bullring is withing the city and is worth the entrance fee just to see the history of bull fighting

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour which at 8.00Euro per person was more expensive than the price quoted in the guidebook. Whilst the tour is very interesting, it is just too rushed. It would have been much better to have had more time in the art gallery, museum, chapel and behind the scenes areas. Overall it is interesting but over-priced and too... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think there is anyway of getting around it. No matter how much bull fighting as a 'sport' is dressed up with tales about how important a 'clean' kill is or how well the bulls are treated (before they get to the ring) it's a cruel spectacle. So in visiting the Maestranza my partner and I in no way... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is nice but the guided tour could be a lot better. The same guide has to do the tour both in Spanish and Engilsh and the time is too short. Do a 1 hour tour instead of 40 minutes and take some more time per language.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not fond of Bullfighting, that I consider cruel and disturbing ,but I clearly understand how this traditional practice is deeply rooted in the Spanish culture, and I respect that. The Sevilla Plaza de Toros is one of the most important in Spain and I have to say, it's an amazing building. The yellow arena, the " tauromaquia" museum the... More 

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