Seville Bullring

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Seville Bullring | A museum dedicated to bullfighting 

Have you always been fascinated by bullfights? If yes, then the Seville Bullring is a must-visit! The unique museum is dedicated to the history of Spanish bullfighting and is a great place to learn and understand the age-old Spanish tradition.

Things to know before visiting Seville Bullring

  • Book tickets in advance: The Seville Bullring is a part of the Real Maestranza. During the bullfighting season, tickets are nearly always sold out, so book your tickets for Seville Bullring in advance. 
  • Must-visit for bullfighting aficionados: If you have always been fascinated with the historical tradition of Spanish bullfighting, Seville Bullring is the place for you! 
  • Guided tours: To add to your experience, opt for a guided tour of Seville Bullring. Guided tours not only let you explore the different sub-attractions but also educate you about the history of bullfighting.
  • Bullfighting season: If you want to catch a bullfight in action, plan your visit during bullfighting season. The season starts at the end of March and runs till the end of September. 

Why visit Seville Bullring?

Seville Bullring
  • The most ancient building of Spain: The Seville Bullring has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. It is considered one of the oldest and most important bullrings in Spain, making it a significant cultural and historical landmark.
  • A magnificent architectural gem: The Seville Bullring is known for its impressive Mudejar and Baroque architectural style. The design and layout of the bullring are visually striking, attracting architecture enthusiasts and tourists interested in Spanish cultural heritage.
  • An insight into Spain’s cultural heritage: Bullfighting is a traditional Spanish spectacle deeply rooted in the country's cultural history. While controversial, visiting the bullring provides an opportunity to learn about this aspect of Spanish culture and its significance.
  • A great way to learn about bullfighting: Seville Bullring includes a museum that showcases the history of bullfighting, its traditions, and the role of the bullring in Spanish culture. Guided tours are also available, and offer interesting insights into the artistry, rituals, and controversies surrounding bullfighting.
  • Huge seating capacity: Seville Bullring can seat around 12,000 spectators! This makes the bullring one of the largest bullrings in Spain. 

Arenas of Seville Bullring

La Maestranza
Bullring Arena (Ruedo)
La Mestranza aka the Plaza de Toros

Popularly known as La Mestranza, the Plaza de Toros is the most important arena for bullfighting in Spain. The oval-shaped arena was built in the 18th century and can accommodate 12,000 spectators.

Bullring Arena (Ruedo)

The central arena is where the bullfights take place. It's a large circular space surrounded by seating for spectators. The architecture of the arena itself is impressive, and it provides a sense of the historical significance of bullfighting in Spanish culture.

What to see at Seville Bullring?

Chapel of the Maestranza

Chapel of the Maestranza

Many bullrings have a chapel, and the Seville Bullring is no exception. The Chapel of the Maestranza is a small chapel located within the bullring where matadors traditionally pray before a bullfight.

President's Box at the Seville Bullring

President's Box (Palco del Presidente)

The President's Box is an elevated area in the bullring where the presiding authority sits during bullfights. This area often provides a good view of the entire arena and is an interesting part of the bullring's history.

Goring Door at the Seville Bullring

Goring Door (Puerta del Encierro)

The Goring Door is the gate through which the bulls enter the arena. It's an essential part of the bullfighting ritual and can be interesting to observe as part of the overall experience.

Seville Bullring Royal Box

Royal Box (Palco Real)

The Royal Box is where the Spanish royal family and other dignitaries traditionally sit during bullfights. Its location and design make it a noteworthy feature of the bullring.

Seville Bullring Views

Panoramic Views

The Seville Bullring allows visitors to climb to higher levels for panoramic views of the arena and the surrounding city. This provides visitors with a unique perspective on the architecture and layout of the ancient bullring.

Plan your visit to Seville Bullring

Timings
Getting there
Facilities
Tips and Guidelines
Dine
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Seville Bullring Opening Hours

Opening times: Every day, 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Bullfight day, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to Seville Bullring during the bullfighting season that starts in March-end and continues till the end of September. To avoid crowds, avoid visiting Seville Bullring from May to July. 

Address: P.º de Cristóbal Colón, 12, Casco Antiguo, 41001 Sevilla, Spain. 

Find on maps

  • By metro: L1

       Nearest stop: Puerta de Jerez

  • By bus: 3, 5, 21, 40, 41, C3, C4, C5, EA

      Nearest stop: Paseo de Colón 

Seville Bullring Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Car parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users
  • Accessible for prams and strollers
  • Buggy on prior request
  • Headsets
  • English and Spanish guides are available 

Seville Bullring Tips and Guidelines
  • Wear comfortable footwear when visiting the Seville Bullring so that you can easily explore the attraction. 
  • Book your tickets in advance, especially during the bullfighting season to avoid disappointment. 
  • The bullfighting season runs from March-end to September-end. Plan your visit during this time, and experience a live bullfight at Seville Bullring. 
  • Carry water bottles, and keep yourselves well-hydrated during your visit to Seville Bullring. 
  • Photography is allowed at Seville Bullring. 
  • Baggage is permitted at the attraction, and even guide dogs are allowed at Seville Bullring.
  • Avoid traveling to Seville Bullring by car, since you can get stuck in traffic jams during the bullfighting season. Most parking areas near the attractions are expensive and controlled as well. 
Dining near Seville Bullring
  • Milonguitas: Enjoy burgers, Spanish tapas, and grilled meat plates at the lovely Milonguitas restaurant, which is just 700 m from Seville Bullring. 
  • Realcázar: Located 3.2 km from Seville Bullring, Realcázar serves delicious Andaluaisan cuisine. Their delicious paella is worth a try! 
  • Taberna La Auténtica: Located 3.8 km from Seville Bullring, the Taberna La Autentica restaurant serves a delicious kids' menu and has a beautiful outdoor terrace where you can enjoy traditional wine and dishes.  
  • Restaurante La Cocina de Beatriz: 3.9 km from Seville Bullring is the gorgeous Restaurante La Cocina de Beatriz. Apart from serving delicious food, the restaurant also has a beautiful outdoor terrace. 
Hotels near Seville Bullring

Budget: Hotel Eurostars Regina (2.5 km), Hostal Alcobia (3.4 km), Hotel Palacio Alcázar (3.4 km). 

Mid-range: Hotel Sevilla Centre (3.7 km), Hotel Las Casas de La Judería (4.2 km), Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla (7.1 km). 

Luxury:  Hotel Colón Gran Meliá (700 m), Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla (1 km), Hotel Alfonso XIII (3.1 km). 

Beyond Seville Bullring

Seville Cathedral
Alcazar of Seville
Plaza de España

Frequently asked questions about Seville Bullring tickets

How much is a ticket to Seville Bullring?

A standard Seville Bullring ticket costs around €25. 

How to book tickets to Seville Bullring?

You can purchase tickets either at the Bullring or book the tickets online. Online booking is advisable since the Seville Bullring is an extremely popular attraction. 

Why should I book Seville Bullring tickets online?
  • Cheaper rates: Online tickets tend to be cheaper than tickets purchased from the ticket office at the attraction on the day of your visit. 
  • Skip-the-line tickets: You can opt for the skip-the-line tickets when you book your tickets online. These special tickets give you priority access to the attraction on the day of your visit. 
  • Guided tours: Opting for guided tours is a great way to learn about the attraction you are visiting. The guided tour option is easily available online, but it may not be available with offline tickets. 
  • Cancellation policy: If you have booked your tickets online, you can easily cancel them for a full refund. 
What do Seville Bullring tickets include?

The Seville Bullring tickets include a 1-hour guided tour of the attraction, headsets, and either an English or Spanish-speaking guide. 

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for Seville Bullring?

Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available for Seville Bullring. 

How do I access the La Maestranza and Bullring Arena?

Access to both these sub-attractions is included with your Seville Bullring tickets

What is the cancellation policy for Seville Bullring?

You can cancel your Seville Bullring tickets 24 hours before the experience for a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete a Seville Bullring tour?

You can easily complete a tour of the Seville Bullring within one hour.