Bullfighting, Madrid

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  • El Tablon bar, Salamanca, Madrid, Spain.
    El Tablon bar, Salamanca, Madrid, Spain.
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  • El Tablon bar, Salamanca, Madrid, Spain.
    El Tablon bar, Salamanca, Madrid, Spain.
    by planxty
  • El Tablon bar, Salamanca, Madrid, Spain.
    El Tablon bar, Salamanca, Madrid, Spain.
    by planxty

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    Bull fighting ring - without the bull fights!

    by Yso Written Oct 1, 2003

    The Plaza de Toros is about the most amazing building in Madrid as far as I am concerned. I loved it and I didn't ever go in.

    I used to get off the metro specially to look at it and then carry on my journey.

    Lots of people don't agree with bullfighting, and I have to say that I had no burning rage to see a bullfight - so I didn't. But I would have liked to visit the inside at some point. I never managed to find out if this was possible. In august there are lots of bullfights and therefore the ring is pretty busy.

    See the Travelogue for further photos

    Address: Calle Alcala

    Directions: Get off at the Ventas metro station on the red or green lines. You can't miss it !

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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    No matter where you sit in Madrid's bullfighting ring, you should have a good view, and have a great time. There are tons of people packed into every inch of the old ring, and everyone is always cheering. There are also people going around selling shots of Jack Daniels, it was pretty funny.

    The Madrid Ring
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    Bullfighting.....in Madrid

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    Madrid isn't the most famous place to see a bullfight in Spain. I'd put them at 2nd or 3rd on the list, behind Seville for sure. I personally like the Madrid ring better than Seville's, but that was just personal preference I think.

    Dodging the bull
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    Not Entirely Politically Correct

    by Pat&ZoAnn Written Feb 25, 2003

    Plaza de Toros. Even though this is a controversial activity in some circles, it doesn't seem right to go to Madirid without taking in a bullfight. We bought the tickets from people on the street, and probably paid too much. Still, it was cheaper than a hockey or football game at home. We got "nosebleed" seats, and were amazed at how good a view we got. There's not a bad seat in the house.

    Address: Plaza de Toros

    Bullfight Ring in Madrid
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    LAS VENTAS - Picador's lances.

    by breughel Written Jul 5, 2009

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    Helpers of the Picador are preparing the 2.60 m long lances called "puya" as you can see from my photo.

    Las Ventas - Lances for the Picadores.

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    arena

    by Lyneke Written Aug 14, 2006

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    if you don't like bullfighting, just still don't want to miss to see this enormous building, which i personnaly find very beautifull..

    arena

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  • CLillard's Profile Photo

    Bull fight

    by CLillard Updated May 22, 2003

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    I only stayed for the first 3 matches. After a while I got a taste for what was going to happen. The bull dies every time, it's quite sad. So just go to see it for a while and then you can leave.

    Bull fight

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  • Lauritalamadrilena's Profile Photo

    ¡Olé!

    by Lauritalamadrilena Updated Jul 27, 2005

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    Please don't judge. You could love it like so many of the die-hard bullfighting aficionados here in Madrid.

    Directions: Metro: Ventas

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    If you go to Spain you sould...

    by myrk Written Sep 12, 2002

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    If you go to Spain you sould see the bullfights!
    Also, you can just walk down the street... and watch this beautiful city:-)

    (photo: in front of Cafe in Paseo del Prado)

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    THE BULLFIGHTING COUNTRY

    by ROCKARIA Written Feb 26, 2005

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    Much can be said to the traditional bullfighting which takes place all over Spain and some can agree or disagree in this blood sport!

    Bull enter alive and exit as dead meat!!

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    Bullfighting.....in Madrid

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Here is the last of my good shots of Madrid bullfighting, I hope you can watch a match yourself, be warned, they take down 6 bulls a match.

    The last call
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    Ventas

    by Mundus Written May 14, 2004

    You have to experience bullfighting in Las Ventas.

    Prices range from 5 Euros up to 100 Euros (you'll be so close you can smell the bull).

    2004 Easter Day

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    Madrid (Bull Fight)

    by jsadler8 Written Aug 7, 2003

    Something you should see whether you believe in it or not..... If your lucky you'll get a bull ear as a souvenir Yeaaaaaa:)

    Madrid (Bull Fight)
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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    The removal of the deceased bull. After the match is over, the dead bull is tied to a set of horses and then dragged around the ring as the crowd cheers loudly. This can be disturbing to some.

    Dragging of the bull
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    Bullfighting.....

    by Venturingnow Written Feb 25, 2003

    There is a lot of showmanship involved in bullfighting. Among dodging the bull and killing it, the matador does a heck of a lot of parading, waving, and shaking on his hat.

    The matador
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