Las Ventas. Madrid Bullring

The Ventas Bullring in Madrid, is the most important bullfighting ring in the world. The best time to experience bullfighting in Madrid is during the San Isidro Fair, which takes place between May and June each year. See a Bullfight in the unique setting of Bullring Las Ventas is a unique, unforgettable experience.

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Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid


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.


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.


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.

General information of Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid

  • Audience capacity: 23.000.
  • Category: first.
  • Location: C/Alcala 237, 28028 Madrid

Guided visits to Las Ventas Bullring, Madrid

Visit all the areas of the bullring and its museum. Opening times: Open every day from 10:00-17:30. And in days of bullfight visits close 3 hours before the show starts.

  • The bullring tour includes several videowalls and audiovisuals.

  • The audioguides are in ten languages.

  • Possibility of guided tour with official guide, designed for groups.

The bullfighting season begins in March and terminates on October. During the Festival of San Isidro held in the month of May, bullfights are held every day, and during the rest of the season, every Sunday and holiday. Bullfights are also held at Las Ventas during the Festival (Miniferia) of the Community of Madrid in the last days of April, and during a two weekend autumn festival on October.
Bullfighting festivities begin between five and seven p.m. and last for two to three hours.

Program of Bullfights at the Las Ventas Bullring:

  • March: sundays 22th and 29th. Bullfights and steer-bullfights.

  • April: every Sunday presenting steer-bullfights.

  • May: Fair of the Community of Madrid, May 2nd.

  • May: Fair of San Isidro. Bulls every day of the month.

  • June: Festival of the Bull (Feria de la Cultura Taurina).

  • July: cycle of steer-bullfights, every Sunday.

  • August: Fair of La Paloma. Bullfights and steer-bullfights every Sunday.

  • September: eight Nations cycle of steer-bullfights. Every Sunday.

  • October: 1st-4th Autumn Fair (season tickets). Hispanic Bullfight (Corrida de la Hispanidad), October 12th.

EXCLUSIONS: SERVITORO does not serve special tickets, such as those available to retired and impaired persons and children. All tickets are priced for adults. Servitoro is not responsible for the tickets purchased by the user.

Tickets reservation: You may book in advance and be the first to purchase tickets to any event at the Madrid Bullring. Servitoro delivery service offers the User the opportunity to acquire the tickets in a safe and easy manner from his/her home address, avoiding long queues before ticket offices. Complete the request information about Madrid. Once we have the tickets On sale, we send you a booking confirmation e-mail for make your definitive order. Servitoro offers to non-residents the opportunity to deliver the tickets to hotels, hostels and similar during their stay in Spain and coinciding with the bullfight event (2-4 days before the show). Reservation for Madrid Bullfight tickets. 

If you desire more information, please contact us at or at 0034 963308593 (call time 9:00-20:00, Monday to Friday)

You may book in advance and be the first to purchase tickets to any event at the Las Ventas bullring. Contact Servitoro for program information.

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