In the intensely traditional world of bullfighting one coliseum stands head and shoulders above the others: Las Ventas in Madrid. This fascinating visit to the most famous bullring in the world allows you an insight into Spain’s fiesta nacional as you learn the lore and history behind this most controversial of spectacles from an audioguide.
You can follow your own pace as you visit the different areas of the complex. See the tendidos
(the bleachers), the arena, the pens where the bulls wait before entering the ring and where the matadors build up their courage, the infirmary, the Puerta Grande
- where the fighters dream of being carried out aloft after a successful corrida
- and the souvenir shop.
Built in neo-Mudejar between 1929 and 1931, Las Ventas has a capacity for almost 24,000 fans, making it the third largest bullring in the world. It has witnessed some of the most dramatic fights in history, with fewer than 100 matadors earning the right to leave by the Puerta Grande. Over the decades, illustrious bullfighting aficionados such as Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles made the yearly pilgrimage to this Mecca for the corridas.
Audioguide in English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese.
10:00 - 17:30
Last Admission Time: 17:00Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide
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Las Ventas bullring is open every day to guided tours, except special closure days.
Box Office opening times: from 10 am to 5 pm. During every Sunday of April it will be close at 3 pm.
There are bullfights every Sunday from the end of March to October. Free entrance for children under 5.
Closing days for special events will communicate previously.
For organization purposes, the Tour times & contents can be modified, the visitor will be informed before acceding to the bullring.
In case of any problem may arise clients may call IMMEDIATELY the following emergency numbers; 34 687 739 032,(Hotelbeds) +34. 660.40.789.
Voucher validity: same day