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The Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum) in Madrid, Spain

This museum canvases the history of Spain's most famous (and) bloody "sport," including a topical painting by Goya and the "suit of lights" outfit renowned matador Manolete was wearing when he was gored to death in the ring at age 30. This is a far more acceptable means of learning about the history and cultural traditions of this barbaric Spanish ritual than actually attending a corrida (bullfight) at the neighboring Las Ventas bullring.

c/ Alcalá 237 (on the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas at the main bullfighting ring)
Metro: Ventas
Mar–Oct Tues–Fri 9:30am–2:30pm, Sun 10am–1pm; Nov–Feb Mon–Fri 9:30am–2pm
tel. 91-725-1857


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This article was last updated in August 2007. All information was accurate at the time.

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