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Seville at Nightfall: Guided Walking Tour
"After meeting your guide at the meeting point you will begin your walking tour in the Jardines de Murillo an area which serves as an entrance to the Santa Cruz neighbourhood which used to be the Jewish quarter of the medieval Seville. Through its labyrinth of narrow streets you will get to Plaza del Triunfo where you will see the Sevillan monuments protected by UNESCO
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"Seville In One Day: Santa Cruz Quarter
Royal Maestranza Bullring and River Cruise""After a pickup from your central Seville hotel set out on your full-day sightseeing tour around spectacular Seville – the capital of Spain’s Andalucía region. As you travel by luxury minibus sit back and relax listening to your expert guide explain the history of this charismatic city.Pass Plaza de España – the lavish square in Maria Luisa Park – and learn of its creation for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair. Set in the middle of elabora
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Seville Monuments Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a tour of the capital of Andalucia and explore the most important monuments and neighborhoods. Catch the scent of the orange trees and perhaps the distant sound of flamenco in the city’s dusty bars. Learn about the amazing Hispanic-Muslim architect Seville’s old Jewish quarter where Spain’s second largest Jewish community was established. Other highlights include the Cathedral of Saint Mary one of the largest cathedrals in the world which took more than 100 years to be completed. Among its many attractions is the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Patio de los Naranjos from the original Almohad mosque that the Cathedral was built over. Get dazzling city views from the top of the Giralda walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River visit Plaza de España to be dazzled by the mosaic tile decorations and discover the magnificent bullring considered to be one of the finest in Spain ."
From EUR45.00

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza Tips (28)

Everything about bullfighting

Although I don't like bullfighting, the Museo Taurino is really beautiful. A guide will describe the plaza de toros, showing where the bull enters, where the torero enters, and the basic information about the building. Then you enter the rooms inside, full of paintings and objects used by toreros, and the guide tells you about romantic stories of toros, toreros and mujeras.
Even if I don't find so enjoyable the bullfighting, listening to the guide I had to admit that it's an important part of their culture.

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juzz
Oct 24, 2006

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

Seville's famous bullring with its 116 asymmetrical balconies dates from 18th century. This was just a short walk from our hotel and was our first landmark. Out is a statue of one of Sevilla' s most famous bullfighters and inside you can vist its museum if you wish.

Visits Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m, Sundays and Holidays closed

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sandysmith
May 27, 2006

A Symbol of Spanish Tradition

Bullfighting in Spain is more than just the act of the inevitable. It is pure Spanish tradition with ceremony, pomp and circumstance, and even the romanticism related to this cultural event. Even if you don't agree with bullfighting, a visit to Sevilla's bullring, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, is worth it for the architecture and to get a perspective about what entails a bullfight and to get some history. The tours (5 euros) are offered every 30 minutes and are in English and Spanish. The tour includes a walk through the more interesting portions of the facility (including the infirmary and the chapel) plus a nicely done museum.

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Hopkid
Jul 16, 2005

Plaza de Toros

The famous arena of Sevilla. You can follow a guided tour, but I only visited the outside.
White, yellow and red are the main colours of the building.
You can assist more or less 40 corridas a year in Sevilla, mainly between Easter and October, on Sunday.

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Apr 10, 2004
 
 
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La Real Maestranza

La Real Maestranza of Seville is the oldest in the history of bullfighting. It took more that a century to build. Construction began in 1761, on the remains of a former bullring (a square plaza made of wood). It was finished in 1881, by Juan Talavera de la Vega, but before that many architects had put their work in it. Aníbal González completed the annexe house to the bullring, which is now the central office of the society of the Maestranza in 1928.
The bullring is oval, which is not normal, most bullrings are round. If you want to know more about the bullring you can visit on a tour. A guide will tell you about the bullring, the 4 gates, and then take you to the hospitalroom and the museum. The museum has 4 rooms each representing another time. It is a short visit (around 20 minutes in total) and you should not expect very much.
Open: 9:30-14:00 and 15:00 - 19:00

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tompt
Feb 29, 2004

Maestranza

This bullring and the one in Madrid (Las Ventas) are the most important ones in Spain (well Ronda one is the oldest if I am not wrong)

Is close to Torre del Oro at the promenade of the river Guadalquivir

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Carmela71
Nov 10, 2003

The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

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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DrewV
Jul 02, 2003

Pre-Corrida activity

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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May 20, 2003
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"Seville, my home town"
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"Keeweechic's Seville"
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" Sevilla tiene un color especial "
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"Sevilla, more moorish then spanish ?"
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""The Via de la Plata""
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Plaza de Toros

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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May 20, 2003

PLAZA DE TOROS DE LA MAESTARNZA

It was built in the XVIII century and is one of the oldest in the country. Its audience has room for 12,500 people.
It’s open from Monday to Saturday 10-13.30. Well, of course I was late and didn’t have a chance to go inside... sigh.

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Maggies
Nov 29, 2002

Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza

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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GeoDenia
Oct 10, 2002

This is the arena. A cab...

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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Aug 26, 2002

Things to Do Near Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza

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Archivo de Indias

The Archivo General de Indias, Old Market Exchange, was built in 1572. It was designed by Juan de Herrera and built by Alonso de Vandelviva and Juan de Minjares. In the seventeenth century the second...
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Plaza del Triunfo

This plaza was undergoing much building work during our vist so the fountain with its "triumph" (triunfo) to the Imaculate Conception was barely visible and detracted from the fine buildings...
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Barrio de Santa Cruz

This is probably the most typical district in Sevilla. It was the Jewish district in the Middle Ages and taken over by the Christians who changed all the synagogues into churches. Walking through its...
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Cathedral

The only things that remain from the mosque built in the 12th century and replaced by the cathedral are the tower - Giralda - and the adjacent cloister, called Pateo de los Naranjos because it is all...
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Museo de Bellas Artes

A few days ago,I had the privilege of spending a delightful day at this art museum.It loved its outstanding collection of Spanish devotional paintings including fine works by Bartolome Bermejo,El...
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Palacio de San Telmo

This beautiful Baroque Palace was built in 1682 for use as a marine college which trained maritime officers, navigators and pilots. In 1848 the Duke of Montpensier purchased the palace and it...
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