Campo Pequeno
Campo Pequeno
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Speciality MuseumsCinemasTheatres
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
CAMPO PEQUENO Campo Pequeno 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 classified as a building of Public Interest. The history of Campo Pequeno's Bullring crosses paths with the history of Tauromachy. 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. Parking Area: open 24H.
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LucyLu_Texas
Houston, TX405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
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.
Written 3 August 2012
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adelaidetraveller86
Woodville Gardens, Australia40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2014 • Couples
The building itself is very nice to see, however the "sport" on offer is horrific.
We were very naive when we went to see a bullfight here. We had been told the bulls are not killed, as in Spain, and were expecting some flashing of the matadors' cape and a bit of a spectacle. However, the bulls are tormented with a man on a horse stabbing colourful barbs into their backs. I couldn't see the sport in it as the bulls horns were shaved down, and the man was safe up on his horse. Only animals seemed at risk.
We left after the first "fight" in horror.
I appreciate the historic culture, and should have done more research. If so, I would have NEVER paid to support such an archaic and barbaric event. Be warned.
Written 11 July 2014
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dcpalter
Los Angeles, CA76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Couples
This review is about the logistics of seeing a bullfight at Campo Pequeno, not the building or the shopping mall below.

But first, this is a bullfight, people. If you're an animal lover, hate the sight of blood, or don't want to see what is unquestionably a cruel art, don't go! The bulls may not be slaughtered as in the more famous Spanish version, but the goal still remains to stick spears into the back of an enraged bull until he is bloody and weak.

Getting to Campo Pequeno is easy - take the metro. The stop is a block away. Under the building is a small shopping mall with a supermarket and a food court, convenient for a meal or a drink before the fight.

The events are held every Thursday night and start at 10 PM. They end at 1 PM, just in time to catch the last metro. There are also night buses that stop nearby if you want to stay later, though they only run once per hour.

I expected the building to be an open-air arena and brought sweater and coat, but it has a roof with some openings. So it never gets cold, at least in the summer when we visited.

After the initial pageantry, each of 3 matadors gets his turn with a bull. Then there is intermission, and the same 3 matadors go again. The first set of 3 fights was interesting. By the second set of 3, it seemed repetitive and we were tired. We stayed until the end, but it turned out there wasn't any reason to, so if you've seen enough after 3 fights, you can leave at intermission around 11:30 without missing anything.

Tickets can be bought online and you can select your seats. There are many different price levels depending on height and angle. We bought the cheapest seats for 10 euro. The arena isn't so big and you can see everything from everywhere, so these were okay, but I would recommend sitting a little lower if your eyes aren't so strong. The 15 euro seats are probably sufficient, unless you want to be right down in the action and throw flowers or clothing to the matador.

Overall, if you're not offended by bullfighting, this is sight well worth seeing once, though at least for me, once is probably enough.
Written 19 July 2015
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zimchic
Arizona2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Do your homework before you go. There is nothing noble about sticking a bunch of metal barbed hooks into an an animal that's been starved for 2 days and continue baiting and taunting it while it bleeds, then sending a bunch of men in to pursue its pain by teasing the broken beast mercilessly. Instead of a quick death to put it out of its agony, the bull is taken off the arena where it stays in pain, apparently sometimes for days without care until it's killed. This is not sport, it's not art, it's a disgusting act of inhumanity and everyone who watches is guilty of animal abuse as they're taking an active part in promoting it with their presence.
Written 21 August 2015
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Ccavs
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Friends
We went to a bullfight and were shocked by what we supported with our money. It is extremely cruel, bloody, and plain sad. We left early with tears rolling down our eyes. DO NOT support this place or bullfighting. It needs to be stopped.
Written 4 July 2015
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Dona_Nils
Valtournenche, Italy2,281 contributions
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June 2013 • Couples
We were told that they do not kill the animals but we did not expect that they'll be so cruel with them! This is pure torture of the animals! Should be prohibited! I was so sor5ry for the bulls. Never again!
Written 10 June 2013
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welled
Zurich, Switzerland26 contributions
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Oct 2018 • Family
Even in front of the arena animal rights protectors were protesting against the bull fights. We went in to form our own opinion about this very difficult topic. We had been told that the bull doesn't get hurt during the whole process, but that clearly is not true! The bull that was supposed to be fighting aggressively, actually looked extremely confused and scared when he got herded into the arena. There was a man on a horse trying to make the bull chase him, even though the bull obviously didn't feel like it. He also had his horns sheathed, which seemed very unfair. Whenever the bull got close to the man and the horse, the man stabbed him with spears, which stuck in the flesh causing copious loss of blood and ripping the flesh. Every time such a thing happened, the crowd went wild. We found it extremely difficult to share in the excitement and left feeling sickened.
Written 16 October 2018
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madlady22
Gorham, ME142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
We stayed at a hotel opposite Praca de Touros do Campo Pequeno and hotel staff never mentioned that there was anything of interest across the street. When we were walking, the building even looked a bit deserted. But we decided to explore, and we are glad we did. We are not interested in bull fighting but discovered a marvelous food court and specialty shops downstairs. Around noon the food court was packed with people, and it was also open fairly late for dinner. One can eat sushi, pasta, crepes, sandwiches, or even Burger King here. The shops were interesting. We even discovered a nice grocery store. Because of the rainy weather when we visited, being out of the rain and browsing here, this place seemed like a hidden treasure.
Written 17 April 2013
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Mojomajoel
Coral Springs, FL138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Family
Historic building that has been revamped. They have Bullfights every Thursday night in the summer. And yes Bullfights means blood, so if you are easily upset by the sight of blood DO NOT GO. Portuguese bullfights do not end with the bull's death. They are herded out of the ring on their own. Typical Portuguese style is done on horseback and there is blood shed by the bull and occasionally by men. The bull does get some payback before leaving on a local team of Forcados. These are 8 guys that try to wrestle the bull to a stop using there own weight. Bullfights typically start around 9 or 10 and last about 2-3 hours. Usually no problem walking up and buying tickets. Make sure you bring cash though, foreign credit cards can't be used.
Written 13 July 2015
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Carla M
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
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May 2015 • Friends
It's a very beautiful building but with cruel bullfights. It's terrible to think that hundreds of animals are injured in the center os Lisbon... No, thanks.
Written 16 June 2015
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