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Tickets for Las Ventas - Bullring Tour + Audio Guide

Peer into the soul of the Spanish toreador

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 17:30
Tomorrow
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Highlights
  • Walk across the fabled sand where bull and fighter face off
  • Explore the stands where the adoring public watches and spot the President’s Balcony and the beautiful Royal Box
  • Admire the neo-Moorish architecture and try to spot the ceramic heraldic crests of all 50 Spanish provinces that adorn the arena
Description

Las Ventas is the national home of Spain’s most traditional pastime, the toreo. This tour allows you to explore the storied arena at your own pace (with the help of an audio guide) and understand the rituals and pageantry that have enthralled a nation for generations.

You’ll begin at the Puerta Grande and immediately begin to understand the sway that bullfighting has held over the Spanish public. It’s covered in plaques and tributes that tell the story of past glories and inspire matadors from all over Spain and beyond.

From there you’ll make your way to the tendidios – the stands where the adoring public witnesses the action. You’ll take in the full scope of the neo-Moorish arena, including the Royal Box and the President’s Balcony. On a hot day you’ll understand why the shaded parts go for a premium!

After that, you’ll descend to the most important part: the ring. You’ll walk across the sand where bull and fighter meet. Behold the stadium from this vantage point and understand the adulation that greets a successful matador. Alternatively, imagine the gasps of 24,000 people when the horns of a bull meet the torso of a torero.

From there you’ll make your way into the secret depths of the arena and explore the gates, corrals and chiqueros (bull pens) from where the bulls emerge. You’ll see things from their point of view and also visit the infirmary corridor. No bullfighter ever wants to visit here, but they all will at some point.

You won't see any bullfights during the tour and the visit appeals to those who enjoy getting to the heart of Spanish culture and customs.

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Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

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Address
Las Ventas
Calle Alcalá, 237 – 28028, Madrid
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Audio guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, German or Chinese.
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Getting There

  • Metro: L2 to Ventas
  • Bus: 12, 21, 38 ,53 ,106 ,110 or 146
Reviews
Aug 25, 2017
Very informative! Staff was also very friendly!
Mar 13, 2017
Fena değildi
Oct 30, 2016
Informative and teen friendly audio tour. Entrance a bit chaotic. Recommend you go early. Photos are fun and reasonably priced.
Nov 21, 2017
Assolutamente ci vuole l audioguida, un racconto che ti porta alle origini della corrida e delle sue tradizioni. Molto suggestiva.
Sep 23, 2017
Prévente sans aucun problème et disponibilité très bonne au guichet. A refaire !!!
Sep 8, 2017
Una visita straordinaria in un posto magnifico e ricco di storia...l'aiuto dell'audio guida in italiano è il tocco finale per un'esperienza che consiglio a tutti.
Aug 27, 2017
Fotos divertidas. Praça, mais imponente por fora.
Aug 25, 2017
Wij vonden het de moeite zeker waard. Zeer mooi gebouw om te zien en nu weet je meer over het hoe en wat van de stierenvechten
Jul 10, 2017
Hat alles super funktioniert und war sehr interessant
Jun 20, 2017
Exelente lugar, lleno de historia taurina.

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