LAS VENTAS BULLRING
Las Ventas Bullring.
The Plaza de Toros Monumental de las Ventas, also known as the cathedral of bullfighting, was built in 1929 and is the largest bullring in Spain with a capacity of about 25,000 spectators.
Bullfighting season runs from March to October, and during the Fiestas de San Isidro in May and June, there are bullfights (corridas) everyday at 7 o'clock in the evening.
On the north side of the ring is the Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum).
It is a small museum and entrance is free.
Of particular interest is the suit of lights that the legendary Manolete (1917-1947) wore the day he died after being gored by a bull named Islero in Linares on August 28, 1947.
Heads of famous bulls, paintings, and sculptures, are also on display.
Photographing inside the museum is not permitted.
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
Calle Alcalá, 237
Phone: 91 356 22 00
Nearest metro station: Ventas (Line 2).
Photos of Las Ventas Bullring
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