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Address: Paseo Cristobal Colon 12 | Paseo de Colón, 2, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 954 22 45 77
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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After 3 on monday and it is free

It is by timed ticket. The guide gave us an interesting tour. You may say there is not a lot to see but we enjoyed it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is by timed ticket. The guide gave us an interesting tour. You may say there is not a lot to see but we enjoyed it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I do not like bullfighting, but think this is an interesting place to visit, to know better the history and culture of this city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The ring was lower on our list, but passed by and went in. Very beautiful place and very special to be in the arena where they fight. Full of history too. No discussion info of ban on bullfighting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most visitors would only have seen bullfighting on TV. While I think it is a barbaric spectacle (think gladiators and wild animals in Roman times) it is part of Spanish culture so visiting the bullring and hearing & seeing some of the history is interesting. Stepping into the bullring from the matadors entry gate is an impressive sight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure I am a fan of bull fighting, but either way this is a must see when in Seville. The building is beautiful, full of character and the tour is excellent (informative and not too long). Well worth a visit and not expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be seen: small groups and passionated guides...impressive place, very well kept - interesting museum and collection - you'll probably refine your ideas about bullfights and bullrings...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a English guided tour but the crowd is too big to control. The good thing is we are able to understand the matadors and bull fighting history. We have opportunity to go to the middle of the ring

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit this place out of curiosity. Interesting but not our cup of tea. There are few interesting memorabilia on display in the front counter. The building looks amazing and imposing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour last around 35-40 minutes and gives a high level history of Bullfighting while walking through the museum and then ending out in the stadium itself. The tour is given in both Spanish and English. It won't be for everyone but I found it quite interesting and the highlight was standing in the centre of the ring and viewing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee is 8 Euro (5 Euro if you are 65 or older and can show an identity document). Guided tour is obligatory and leaves every 20 minutes. Total tour length is 40 minutes. You will see the museum, chapel, horse stables and bull fighting ring. The guide herself is far from enthusiastic or inspiring but she does her job... More 

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