Las Ventas tour

Las Ventas tour

Las Ventas tour

The Monumental Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is the world's most important bullring. It was built to replace a smaller one, since the capacity of the latter was insufficient because of the population growth of Madrid during the first half of the twentieth century. On October 21, 1934 saw the official opening of the new bullring in Madrid, which operated without interruption until 1936, the start of the civil war. The construction was started by the architect José Espeliu, who died before completion of the plaza. It's in the Mozarabic style, inlaid with ceramic tiles representing all Spanish provinces and other purely ornamental motifs. The construction used a mixed system, based on exterior masonry walls brick and metal framework holding up all the parts and the rows of seats. The stands and enclosures are made of wood on rings of the same material resting on the floor. The size of the ring is 60 meters in diameter. All the places in the bullring in Madrid are numbered and grouped into three levels: The rows of seats, the stands and the enclosures. The capacity is 23,000 people. Currently eighty percent of localities is paid by members. The square also has a horse Patio, Patio with rakes for the ring, a clinic, which is directly accessible from the ring, a chapel and a bullfighting museum, which can be visited The Monumental Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is the world's most important bullring. It was built to replace a smaller anterior, since the capacity of the latter was insufficient because of population growth experienced Madrid during the first half of the twentieth century. On October 21, 1934 saw the official opening of the new bullring in Madrid, which operated without interruption until 1936, the start of the civil war. The construction was led by the architect José Espeliu, who died before completion of the plaza. It's a trend Mozarabic, inlaid ceramic shields representing all Spanish provinces and other purely ornamental motifs. For its construction was used a mixed system, based on exterior masonry walls brick and metal framework upholding all parts and even lines. The stands and volleys are made of wood on rings of the same material resting on the floor. The size of the ring is 60 meters and diameter. All towns in the bullring in Madrid are numbered and grouped into three levels: The lines, the stands and broadsides. The capacity of the square is 23,000 people. Currently eighty percent of localities is paid. The square also has a horse Patio, Patio of a trawl, nursing, which is directly accessible from the ring, a chapel and a bullfighting museum, which can be visited.

Ventas, bullfight


  • Calle Alcalá , 237
  • (34) 91 356 22 00
  • Office hours: Frid: 10:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 19: 00h.Visit: Daily: 10: 00h to 18: 00h / 24 and 31 December: 10:00 - 13: 30h. The ticket office closes

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