Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Sevilla

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    Majestic Plaza De Toros

    by gmg61 Written Nov 15, 2008

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    The large and majestic Plaza De Toros of Sevilla is an interesting visit when you are in the city.
    Guided visits are held regularly in Spanish and English when there are no bullfights: from 9.30 to 20.00 (19.00 in winter) at the price of Euro 5 you can take a look at the ampty bullring, and visit some of its dependencies: the bullfighting museum, the bullfighter's chapel (where the bullfighters use to stay and pray before the corrida) and the Horses Courtyard.
    During the visit many information are provided about the history of Tauromachy and the most important bullfighters.

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    Pre-Corrida activity

    by virtualpatrick Updated May 20, 2003

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    Picador watching proper fitting of horseshoe

    If you are not able to get tickets into a bullfight, there are other scenes to see outside the immediate area of the stadium - for FREE.

    Before a bullfight, Picadors are warming up with their horses before going into the ring. The picador comes into the second act of a bullfight and pierces the bull's neck with several lances to weaken the bull. In the final act, the matador performs one on one to kill the bull.

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    Oldest Bullring In Spain

    by TooTallFinn24 Written May 25, 2012

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    From the outside the Plaza De Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla is decorative but not particularly impressive. From the Giralda tower on the other hand the size and magnificent of this facility is very grand.

    The current building had its roots back to 1749 when a circular ring was first constructed at the site. There were numerous changes, additions and improvements to the site over the next nearly 300 years.

    Today the bullring is the site of the annual Feria de April which is one of the most well known bull fighting events in the world.

    We walked the outside of the bullring but chose not to go in. Even late in the afternoon when no events were scheduled there was a large group of people about to enter the area for a tour.

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    Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

    by GeoDenia Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Torre del Oro

    Seville's bullring, on Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, is one of the oldest and most famous in Spain, dating from 1758. Lively bilingual tours are offered daily, and the toros bravos (fighting bulls) flirt with the peones (junior bullfighters), toreros (bullfighters) and matadors (killers) here daily during the spring festival season. ¡Olé!

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    This is the arena. A cab...

    by jujub Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This is the arena. A cab driver told me that back in the good ol' days, the bull fights were a form of entertainment, but at the end of the match, they would eat the bull. He said nowadays, they just kill the bull and then cremate it. I don't know if this is true or if he was just making up stories, but I thought it would be interesting to post it here..

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    Visit the Plaza de Toros...

    by Kay_C Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit the Plaza de Toros Spain's most important bullring.
    Bullfighting season is from April - October and unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you feel about this sport) we were here in November and were unable to see the spectacle. However, we were able to tour the bullring. Bullfighting has been around since the mid-18th Century. The guide gave the tour in both Espanol and English - it was incredibly interesting and informative. After standing in the ring, I really wish I could see & hear the cheering crowd.

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    You must visit the bull ring...

    by SANDYGR Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You must visit the bull ring in Sevilla. The bull fights were not on when we visited, and I don't think I could sit through a fight but seeing the bull ring was an experience in itself.
    The almost yellow soil of the ring, the bare bones seating and the lack of shelter it is certainly not what we would expect in a stadium in Australia. A guided tour takes you to the hospital, chapel and museum all contained under the stands.

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    The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

    by DrewV Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza. AKA the bullring.

    I, seeking travel 'bargains,' went to Sevilla in the off-season. Sure, the weather was great and the prices low, low, low, but I missed the bullfights. I've heard they're splendid in a 'Someone's gonna die' kind of way.

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  • A place for torturing animals to death for fun

    by kraion_prometheus Written Apr 22, 2012

    This is Seville's riffraff's social meeting place. Here they meet to torture bulls to death just for fun. Don't support cruelty and don't visit Seville until they stop this atrocity; don't breathe the same air as that riffraff. (Este es el lugar de encuentro social de la gentuza de Sevilla. Se reúnen aquí para torturar toros hasta la muerte sólo por diversión.)

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    Bullring of Plaza de Toros

    by Robmj Updated May 5, 2012
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    Commenced in 1758 (second oldest bullring in Spain, behind the one in Rhonda), this magnificent bullring was designed by Vicente San Martín, who created an elegant structure in a typical regional style. It would take more than a century before the arena was finally completed in 1881. Today it can host some 12,500 spectators. When we visited there was a wedding ceremony and photographic session happening.

    We took a guided tours lead you through the arcaded arena via the small chapel -Curro Romero where toredos pray they will not be impaled by a bull's horn - and the stables, where you'll see the horses of the picadores (horsemen who jab a bull with a lance). Also part of the Plaza de Toros is the Museum of the History of Bullfights, where paintings, costumes and other artifacts regarding the great toreros are displayed.

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    Plaza de Toros

    by ValbyDK Updated Oct 13, 2013
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    The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza was originally constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries, making it one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. During the years, Plaza de Toros has been renovated and rebuilt several times, and today it is a very beautiful yellow-and-white Baroque building.

    During the season, bullfight-events are held here at the Plaza de Toros, but I just joined a guided tour to see the old arena and to learn more about bullfighting which has a long tradition in Spain. The tour brings you around the bullring, the stables, the chapel, and the small museum with matador's costumes, paintings, and other items related to bullfighting.

    I don't understand bullfighting and have no intention of watching a bullfight - but this is not a statement for or against it - just a few facts about Plaza de Toros!

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    Plaza de Toros

    by virtualpatrick Updated May 20, 2003
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    This is the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain. The largest one may be in Madrid but it is here where the great matadors are trained.

    If you do not get to see a bullfight, there is a museum in the complex which captures the history of bullfighting and lives of the matadors.

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    Plaza de MAESTRANZA

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 14, 2005

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    Plaza de toros

    Seville has a large and very ornamental bullring. Inside is a museum. For 4 euros you get a guided tour of the museum and the bullring.

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    Inside the bullring

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 14, 2005

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    Inside the bullring is as ornamental as outside. Sitting here you can almost get a feel for the excitement of fight day.

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