Exteriors of Plaza de Toros in Valencia

Useful tips for your visit

Here you have our recommendations and tips to ensure that you make the most of your experience at Valencia’s Bullring.

  • Bullfighting events in Spain have only been forbidden in some cities or regions (most famously Catalonia, the Canary Islands, and the Balearic Islands don’t host them). This means that bullfighting events still take place in other parts of Spain, Valencia included.
  • It is also worth taking note that in bullfighting events, the bulls are always killed in front of the audience (several bulls per event). If you oppose such traditions or are sensitive to violence, we strongly advise you to avoid the bullfighting itself. You can still visit the venue and its museums when there is no bullfighting.
  • On the same note, during the museum visit, you might want to avoid the video where they show the killing of a bull in detail, as you might find it uncomfortable and disturbing.
  • If you are going for a regular visit (as opposed to a scheduled bullfight), you might find the arena closed, thus you’ll only be able to visit the museum. This is likely because the space needs to be prepared for the corridas or cleaned up after a show. To avoid this, make sure not to visit the Bullring immediately before or after a bullfighting event.
  • The steps in the seating area of the stadium are quite steep and climbing them might take some energy, so we recommend you always have water with you.
  • If you do decide to attend a bullfighting event, remember there is one side of the stadium in the sun and another one in the shade. The seats in the shady part are generally more expensive, but it is worth the investment, especially if the weather is hot that day.

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