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The Las Ventas bullring is part of the true spirit of Madrid. First opened in 1931, 12 years after the construction started by architect José Espelius, this is the biggest bullring in Spain. It's got a capacity for 23,798 spectators and a history that's connected as much to bullfighting as to the cultural life of the capital, thanks to the many concerts that have been held here over the nearly 90 years since its inauguration.
The singular Neo-Mudéjar style of Las Ventas has turned the bullring into a major tourist attraction, a place where, in addition to admiring its architecture, bullfighting fans can enjoy Las Ventas Tour: a complete look at the history of bulls that allows you to discover all the secrets of the most important bullring in the world.
During the tour you can visit, via 13 points of interest, highlights of the bullring, among them the Puerta Grande ('Gate of Triumph'), the stands, the terraces and even the spaces normally closed to the public, such as the alley where bullfighters would wait their turn. You can also set foot in the ring itself and visit the chapel. The visit ends at the Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum), where you'll find a complete collection about the history of bullfighting in Spain.