Explore Madrid’s most famous bullfighting ring during a one-hour audio-guided tour and learn about a tradition that has existed in Spain since Roman Times and discover how it has evolved throughout the years.
What the tour includes
Walk into the impressive bullring at any time you wish between 10am and 5:30pm and begin a fascinating audio-guided tour at your own leisure. Discover the building’s emblematic areas like the terrace, the levels of seating where visitors watch the clash called “tendidos” in Spanish, climb down into the bullring, check out the paseíllo, the ceremonial entrance, the bull pen, where the bulls are kept before the fight and learn about the cuadrilla, the team who assist the bullfighters.
Find out about one of the country’s most renowned traditions while you explore Las Ventas, a beautiful example of Neo-Moorish style. Then, visit the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid that houses impressive works of art and bullfighting dresses. You’ll also discover Spain’s most well-known bullfighters like Manolete.
Information about Las Ventas
Las Ventas Bullring has a seating capacity of 23,797. It is the largest bullring in Spain, built in 1929 and was formerly called Las Ventas del Espíritu Santo. It is considered the most important bullring in the world by fans of the tradition.
Las Ventas Bullring opens every day from 10am – 5:30pm. On bullfight days, Ventas closes 4 hours before the show. Bullfighting takes place every Sunday from end of March to beginning of October, San Isidro Fair (1 May – 8 June) and Autumn Fair (2, 3, 4, 5, 12 October).
Las Ventas is closed 25 December, 1 and 6 January. The Bullring will close at 2:30pm on 24 December.
Las Ventas Tour
Students and SeniorsUS$ 12.90
Children 5-12 years oldUS$ 6.40
Children less than 5 years oldFree
The tour is carried out with an audio guide in English.
Entrance to Las Ventas Bullring.
Audio guide in English and other languages.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Calle Alcalá, 237.