La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas

By | 29 May, 2011 | 0 comments

The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is a perfect example of the age old Spanish tradition of bullfighting, located close to the city centre, Plaza del Toros is an impressive circular structure, with a seating capacity of 24,000. Construction first began on this impressive building in 1922 and was finished in 1929, and ran considerably over budget but the end result was definitely worth it.

The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas has a most unique almost terracota/pottery look to it, like It was baked under the Spanish sun, and while bullfighting may not be to everyone’s taste the arena itself is definitely worth a look. For those of you with a genuine interest in this gory Spanish tradition tickets can be bought for as little as €5 per person to up to as much as €100 per person depending on where you are seated, and the fight calendar runs from March to December with only a 3 month break in between.

A typical bullfight normally consists of 3 matadors and 6 bulls, each matador has 2 assistants. It normally begins with the matadors doing a circuit of the arena lead by the longest serving matador; this is done to mark the status of the matador. During the following few hours each matador will kill 2 bulls each and claim his glory.

Traveling to The Plaza del Toros is very easy as it is located very close to Las Ventas Metro station and also the the bus company will provide extra services to help with the influx of traffic, so traveling back to your hotel couldn’t be any easier.

Categories: Madrid Cultura

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