Las Ventas is the most famous bullring in eastern Madrid with the capacity of 23,800 seats. A proposal from José Espeliú to the Madrid Provincial Council about his land donation had been adopted in 1922. This bullring, then, had been constructed from 1922 to 1929. The establishment of the area has adapted the development of the noble sport at that time. The arena then is considered to be the first playground of Spain and hosts prestigious competitions of the country.
Wandering the bullring, visitors can admire the beauty of the place with Neo-Mudejar architecture, a Moorish-style style developed in Madrid in the late 1800s. Las Ventas is famous for its dark orange tiles, horseshoe arches and elaborate facades. You will also find enameled tiles painted in each province of Spain.
Inside the 65-meter in diameter bullring, you may discover a lot of interesting places. Patio de Cuadrillas is the place where the bullfighters leave after winning. Visitors may head to Puerta Grande, the place where bullfighters sit and wait before the bullfight, or visit Patio de Arrastre to see the bulls are taken away after that. Visitors may take part in the bullring tour with experienced staff or ask for an audio guide to explore the place in their own way.
For anyone that is interested in the bullfight, San Isidro festival is the best time of year to enjoy some of the top games of the year. From the middle of May to the beginning of June, there is a bullfight every day. The standard season is from March to October, with a bullfight every Sunday evening. It is recommended for visitors to buy the tickets in advance for a good spot. Las Ventas is the most popular bullring in Spain and usually crowded. Tickets could be bought online or in ticket offices.
Visitors may find Las Ventas in the eastern Madrid with the nearest metro stations are Ventas and El Carmen. The bullring is open every day for tour weekdays. Please visit Las Ventas for more details about tickets and schedule.
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