Balconcillo (Small deck)
Gradas: (Lower Deck)
Front seat Grada
Box Front Seat
Tendidos: (Lower Grandstand)
Rows 15-27 (Tendido Alto)
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.
Calle Alcalá 237. 28028
Madrid. (Metro Ventas Líneas 2 y 5)
Simon Casas Productions
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.
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.
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.
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