Bullring of Madrid 'Las Ventas'. Plaza de toros de Madrid.

The bullring of Madrid, "Las Ventas".


The bullring of Las Ventas is considered by professionals, fans and critics the most important Bullring in the world, the Cathedral of Bullfighting. Awesome from the outside, but when you go inside it’s confirmed that it is startling, magnificent, royal, monumental...a number of adjectives that fill your head when you put a foot in it. It is a temple that excites and takes your breath away.


  1. Plane seating Las Ventas's bullring. Madrid

  2. Plane 3D bullring. Madrid (Faithful in real details of the bullring)

  3. Vertical Plane Las Ventas

  4. The technical shee

  5. Building

  6. Inauguration

  7. Characteristics

  8. San Isidro Fair


  1. Plane seating Las Ventas's bullring. Madrid

Plane seating  Las Ventas's Bullring. Madrid




  1. Plane 3D bullring. Madrid (Faithful in real details of the bullring) Plane 3D Bullring Las Ventas, Madrid.
















  3. Vertical plane. Madrid

    Bullring Seating
    (Top Deck)
    Rows 1-7
    Balconcillo (Small deck)
    Front seat

    Gradas: (Lower Deck)
    Rows 1-7
    Front seat Grada
    Box Seat
    Box Front Seat

    Tendidos: (Lower Grandstand)
    Rows 15-27 (Tendido Alto)
    High front
    Rows 1-14 (Tendido Bajo)
    Delantera Baja (Lower fist row)
    Contrabarrera (second row)
    Barrera (Barrier first row)


    Price Difference. Sun or Shadow:

    There are differences between "al sol" seats and "a la sombra" seats - in the sun or the shade-, the latter being more desirable and, therefore, more expensive.


    1. The technical shee

    Location: Calle Alcalá 237. 28028 Madrid. (Metro Ventas Líneas 2 y 5)
    Category: First
    Audience Capacity: 23.798
    Simon Casas Productions

    1. Building

    At the beginning of the s. XX bullfighting reached such an apogee that the old bullring of the Road of Aragon became small for the population of Madrid. José Gómez, "Joselito", proposed the construction of a new one and José Espelius, architect and friend of the bullfighter, signed the project. Works began in 1922 in a place known as "Las Ventas of the Holy Spirit", reason of its current name. It’s neomudéjar style in brick seen, on a metallic structure. The decoration is work of the also architect Manuel Muñoz Monasterio, who continued with the opus of Espelius after his death, and was made with ceramic tiles. There are represented the shields of all the Spanish provinces.


    1. Inauguration

    The works finished in 1929 and on June 17, 1931 the first bullfight was given, organized by the mayor of Madrid, Pedro Rico, to the benefit of the unemployed workers. The poster was formed by Fortuna, Marcial Lalanda, Nicanor Villalta, Fausto Barajas, Luis Fuentes Bejarano, Vicente Barrera, Armillita Chico and Manolo Bienvenida. But until 1934 it was not used regularly, after its final inauguration on October 21 with Juan Belmonte, Marcial Lalanda and Joaquín Rodríguez Ortega "Cagancho" announced.


    1. Charasteristics

    It’s at number 237 of Alcalá  Street, in the neighborhood of La Guindalera and belongs to the district of Salamanca. It has an area of ​​45,800 square meters and capacity for 23,800 people, which makes it the third largest in the world after the Mexico and Valencia (Venezuela) ones. Its ring has something more than 60m in diameter, only surpassed by Ronda (Málaga) bullring.

    It has been part of Historic Heritage since 1994. 


    1. San Isidro Fair

    Discover a slice of authentic Spanish culture.

    The best time to experience bullfighting in Madrid is during the San Isidro fiesta, which takes place between May and June each year. This is the most famous bullfighting festival in the world, and fights take place every day for three weeks. The bullfights start at 7pm and generally last two or three hours. During San Isidro it is difficult to get tickets as the fights are very popular, so the best option is to purchase tickets online in advanced.


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