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  the bullring of Seville, great colors
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La Real Maestranza of Seville is the oldest in the history of bullfighting. It took more that a century to build. Construction began in 1761, on the remains of a former bullring (a square plaza made of wood). It was finished in 1881, by Juan Talavera de la Vega, but before that many architects had put their work in it. Aníbal González completed the annexe house to the bullring, which is now the central office of the society of the Maestranza in 1928.
The bullring is oval, which is not normal, most bullrings are round. If you want to know more about the bullring you can visit on a tour. A guide will tell you about the bullring, the 4 gates, and then take you to the hospitalroom and the museum. The museum has 4 rooms each representing another time. It is a short visit (around 20 minutes in total) and you should not expect very much.
Open: 9:30-14:00 and 15:00 - 19:00

Address: Paseo de Christobal Colon 12
Phone: 95 422 45 77
Website: http://www.realmaestranza.com/

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  • Written Feb 29, 2004
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