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Ventas Plaza de Toros

Ventas Plaza de Toros
  • Route 2: Modern Madrid

The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas holds 23,798 fans and, at 196 feet in diameter, the arena is one of the largest in the world. Based on a project by José Espelius, who died during its construction, it was completed by Manuel Muñoz Monasterio in 1931 and opened in the same year. Constructed in a Neo-Mudéjar style with hand-painted tiles, it houses an important bullfighting museum which illustrates the history of Las Ventas; it also has a chapel devoted to the Virgen de Guadalupe and to the Virgen de la Paloma, patrons of Mexico and Madrid, respectively.

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