Seville's corridas are of international renown and are held in the arenas de la Maestranza de la plaza de toros, which are among the oldest (18th century) and most prestigious in Spain. Prices vary depending on the situation, in the shade (sombra) or in the sun (sol). The corrida season starts with the April holidays and ends at the end of September. They are generally held on Sundays and Bank Holidays, in the late afternoon. The arenas can accommodate up to 17,000 enthusiasts. Located in the heart of the Plaza de Toros, Seville's arena, the museum displays bull fighting props used over the centuries. You can admire the head of the mother of the bull that put a brutal end to Manolete's career in 1947, the cape painted by Picasso, a drawing by Cocteau and some sculptures by Benlliure.
A photo taken from the corridor leading to the anteroom where the bulls are kept.© ZOONAR GMBH LBRF / age fotostock
Built between 1761 and 1881, the Maestranza can hold up to 12,500 spectators.© Ken Welsh / age fotostock;
On the same scale as the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, the Maestranza is considered one of the biggest bullrings in Spain.© Ken Welsh / age fotostock
The bullring is an important meeting place for the people of Seville.© Ken Welsh
A view of Seville in the early evening. In the foreground, the white and gold bullring.© Ken Welsh / age fotostock