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"PLAZA DE TOROS DE LA REAL MAESTRANZA...." Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza Tip by eden_teuling

by eden_teuling

This ARENA is sutuated on the Pase de Cristobol Colón (Christopher Columbus Promenade.

It is also known by the name of FLEA MARKET SQUARE because the bull ring was built on the site where the flea market was once held, that is where sailors and travellers exchanged pledges...

The Real Maestranza, which owns the square, is a noble corporation founded by King Charles II in 1670 with the name of Real Maestranza de la Cavaleria.
The noblest and most influential families in Seville were members of the corporation. Its aim was to protect the chivalry and military codes.
In the 18th Century was authorized by the King to build a bull ring. The architect was Vincente San Martin who started building in 1761.

I had a guided tour here and for more photos you have to go to my TRAVELOGUES....

There is a lot to be seen inside such as the CHAPEL, the place where the bull fighters say their last praying before it all starts.

There is also a museum EMERGENCY room where an operating table is ready for those who get wounded by the bull......

Lots of mementos and also a nice shop for souvenirs....

Worthy of a visit....seeing the ring filled with the wonderful ochre sand under the deep-blue skies with the hot sun above makes it all very special and exciting a place...

Address: Paseo de Christobal Colon 12
Phone: 95 422 45 77

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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