July 25, 2012

Seville's Bullring - Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

One of Seville's most popular attractions is its bullring - the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Seville


First built during the late 18th century the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is a majestic sight with its white and ochre walls and the dramatic sand of the interior ring.

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza stables


Tours of the bullring begin from the main entrance on Paseo de Colon and include a view of the interior bullring from some of the over 12,000 seats in the arena and then continues inside with a number of rooms dedicated to the history of bullfighting in Spain and Seville with paintings, swords, weapons, capes, costumes and other articles connected with bullfighting on display. The tour is conducted by the guide in both Spanish and English.

Matador, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza


The tour also takes in the chapel where the matadors pray for success and the stables where the horses of the picadores are kept before the corrida begins.

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza
Paseo de Colon 12 Tel: 95 421 03 15

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