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Address: Carrera 7 at Calle 26, Bogota, Colombia
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This a bullfighting event that takes place every year during January and...

This a bullfighting event that takes place every year during January and February months.

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It seems to me as a Bullfighting Colombian Aficionado that what you had here was a bad experience. With one bad experience it is impossible for you to tell with objective criteria... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2012
Nicolas R
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We saw just the outside of this edification while we were going to the Bolivar's house. The taxi-driver told us it is close since the Mayor prohibited the bullfights and now is going to be use for concerts and cultural events. The building looks just like any generic bullring so you are not losing anything if you don't watch it.

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1 Thank Gbrl7
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I visited this place as part of a bike tour with Bogotravel Tours. Our guide was fernando and he explained the culture and history of bullfighting in Colombia, particularely in this place. It was very interesting and despite of the fact that bullfighting is a very controversial subject, he gave us great insight into the debate and told us how... More 

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3 Thank Anika S
Bogota, Colombia
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I went prepared to be repulsed and appalled as part of my education in making an informed decision. I came away a firm convert to a spectacular tradition carried out in stunning location. Before you go understand what bullfighting is and go with someone knowledgeable if you can. Read death in the afternoon by Hemingway before you go as a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2012

It seems to me as a Bullfighting Colombian Aficionado that what you had here was a bad experience. With one bad experience it is impossible for you to tell with objective criteria which is the level of bullfighting in Colombia, specifically in Bogota. Obviously Ramses and the other Spanish bullfighter have a poor level. This is done on purpose for... More 

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1 Thank Nicolas R
Bogota, Colombia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Didn't get in there because it's closed by the mayor that is against the drove of bulls. I agree but it's still a very beautiful place that has to be used somehow. At least go for a pic outside!

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1 Thank WilsonM
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

If you, like us, are aficionados of los torros based on your experienc Spain. Or If you've never been and this is your first opportunity. In either case save your time and your money for your next visit to Madrid or Sevilla. What you will see here is is almost a parody of Spanish corrida. It seems that almost half... More 

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2 Thank samarangba1
Usaquén, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

There it's possible to assist many events, apart from bulls' "corridas" and other "toreros" public activities. It is home of international artists like singers and dancers besides the best theater festival in the world.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Cruel, beautiful, hard, amazing, guts, colorful - a thing that you have to experience at list once in your life before you die!

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1 Thank Gustavo D
Ibague, Colombia
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264 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

This bullfighting ring is home of many spectacles, shows, concerts, and of course bull fighting. If you like this spanish tradition, you have to come during the special season that begins in july and ends in august.

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2 Thank Djmenaka
Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2009

We visited the Bullfight Stadium on our bicycle tour. The building is beautiful - it seems to have Arabesque influences. And bullfighting must be popular here, since the apartment towers behind the stadium are designed to allow residents to watch the bullfights. Sure, bullfighting takes a lot of courage, and is dramatic. But that doesn't make getting stabbed to death... More 

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