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Madrid Bullfight Tour

Tour Description

Madrid is a mecca for bullfighters and on our Madrid Bullfight tour, you will learn why this sport is such an important tradition for the locals.  Even for those skeptics who are not sure about this controversial practice, the guide will be focusing on the history and pageantry as well as the process during a bullfight. You will learn more than you can imagine including why bulls and their strength and spirit are so representative for Spain.

While you can see bullfighting all over Spain and the sport´s origins have close ties in the Andalucia region, bullfighting is an active theme in Madrid and one of the best places to receive a proper introduction. Experts say that if a bullfighter has not made it in ¨Ventas¨ Madrid, they have not made it professionally.  You will be able to capture some of this during your visit through the explanation of our knowledgeable guide. San Isidro, the annual ¨Feria¨ in Madrid is one event to consider to see a proper bullfight. It is the most important week featuring some of the fiercest bulls and Matadores this sport has to offer and our tour will include the Toro museum with lots of illustration.

Our expert guide has not only written books on the subject, she is related to a retired bullfighter and is still actively working in the field, interviewing and photographing, famous people in the sport.  This visit does not include a bullfight but can, if our client so desires. Our guide can accompany you into the fight to explain the steps of the bullfight and how things work.  

  • Private Guide  
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Tips on the famous bullfighting bars
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Expert guide to give explanation on each step of bullfight
    • Bars and cafes holding memorabilia on the ¨bullfight
    • Ventas bullfight museum illustrating important fighters over the centuries
    • Take a stroll in the famous writer´s quarter of Madrid in Barrio de las Letras

    Meeting point is in Plaza Santa Ana next to the statue of Lorca.

    • Plaza Santa Ana
    • Barrio de las Letras
    • Neighborhood of Ventas
    • Ventas Bullring
    • Bullfight Museum
    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. This tour does not include a bullfight but you can request to add it for additional cost. As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. Please note that if you decide to be picked up at the hotel instead of meeting the guide at the designated meeting point, this itinerary may be altered.


    Duration: 3h
    Start:  10:00am
    Start point: Plaza de Santa Ana, Statue of Lorca in middle of square
    If your hotel is nearby and you prefer to be picked up, let us know when you book the tour.

    *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $35 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

    Optional for this tour:
    We can combine this tour with an escape to a bullfarm located outside Madrid

    Other information
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. The bullfight museum has limited hours, so we will communicate if that can or can´t be included on the tour. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

    Once a bullfighter in Spain has had success in Madrid´s Las Ventas Bullring, it means a straight shot to stardom since Madrid aficionados are more demanding than others. In this 3 plus hour Toro Tour we'll check out places in Madrid that have the most affiliation including bars with all kinds of memorabilia and the places people have been talking about bulls over a cold cerveza (beer) since Hemingway. We'll visit the Bullfight museum and the bullring and roam the neighborhood where the bullfight lovers hung out (including Hemingway and Eva Gardner) and even point out some typical places to enjoy a "toro" lunch in a traditional venue. While we will not go to a corrida, (bullfight) an expert on bulls will share her stories and passion for this deep-rooted part of Spanish society.

    The bullring itself, built in neo-Mudéjar style was officially opened in 1934. Las Ventas is the largest in Spain and seats up to 23,000 aficionados spectators. The season runs from March to October, with the San Isidro festival in mid-May being the highpoint. The Museo Taurino houses bullfighting memorabilia and artifacts related to the history of Las Ventas. We do offer the possibility of our expert guide accompanying you into a bullfight for the first hour of the ¨corrida¨ to be able to explain what is going on. This would incur an additional cost to the tour and it would have to fall on a day of the corrida or bullfight.



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