Things to do in
Las Ventas

Enter your dates to find available activities

Las Ventas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

1. Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

With over 80 years of history, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is one of Madrid's most important monuments. Tour Spain's largest bullring, experiencing how it feels to be the bullfighter, the bull, and amongst the onlooking crowds enveloped by the immense Neo-Mudéjar structure. Designed by José Espeliú, the Plaza de Toros was built in 1929 to accommodate the rising status of the country's national passion, and attracted some of the best bullfighters in history as well as celebrated personalities and luminaries into the stands. Fans included Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Greta Garbo, Orson Welles, and Sophia Loren. At under an hour, the tour provides an easy fit into even the busiest of holiday schedules, and offers a fascinating overview into one of Madrid's cultural and social pillars.

...
Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

2. Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá. Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street. Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.

...
Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

3. Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

Explore Madrid’s past and see its contemporary side as well on a comprehensive sightseeing bus tour, which ends with a guided visit to the Royal Palace.  Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. There will be stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring where your guide will share some insights on this famous monument. The last sights you will see on the first part of the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid. But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Royal Palace. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a guided visit to the same. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace.  Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931.  Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square.

...
Madrid: Private Custom City Tour with Driver and Guide

4. Madrid: Private Custom City Tour with Driver and Guide

Enjoy this private 4-hour tour with your private official tour guide and get to know Madrid’s most emblematic sights very comfortably in a luxury private vehicle with a separate chauffeur. You can choose between a morning or afternoon departure directly from your hotel or place of choice. This is a completely personalized a la carte tour. Here is an example of a great and complete tour to give you an idea, but your tour will be completely personalized to fit your exact needs. The tour can start off by heading towards the Plaza de España and then head through the Barrio of la Morería and enjoy the sights of the city’s medieval origins. Once you are there and after you have seen this great historical part of the city, you will be able to enjoy an ancient Arabic fortress (Royal Alcazar) as well as the Royal Palace of Madrid. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture of Madrid, mainly centered in Baroque and Renaissance era and enjoy squares like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. The tour will then continue towards Cibele’s Fountain, a very important celebration point for the Real Madrid followers. You will also have a chance to enjoy the famous Alcalá Gate where you can just picture the scenery for one of the 80s tits. The tour will also take you the the Gran Vía and the famous Paseo de la Castellana. Once here you will be able to enjoy the Barrio Salamanca and see the difference between the ancient Madrid and the modernist Madrid. Along this ride you will see the Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabeu) as well as the great bullfighting ring Las Ventas. The tour will continue along to Plaza Colón and enjoy the great and emblematic Parque del Retiro. When the tour is finished, your private vehicle will take you back to your hotel or place of choice.  You will be able to personalize this tour and go down and take impressive pictures whenever you want. This is a completely personalized unique tour for you and your party. During the private city tour, you will be able to visit amongst others: -       Panoramic view of the Santiago Bernabeu -       Retiro park -       Plaza Colón -       Gran Vía -       Paseo de la Castellana -       Barrio de Salamanca -       Bullfighting ring Las Ventas -       Cibeles Fountain -       Alcalá Gate -       Barrio de la Morería -       Plaza de España -       Royal Alcazar (Royal Palace of Madrid)

...
Madrid: 2.5-Hour Panoramic Bus Tour

5. Madrid: 2.5-Hour Panoramic Bus Tour

Climb aboard a panoramic bus for a whirlwind sightseeing tour of Madrid, and get your bearings in the Spanish capital as you learn its long history, from the Habsburg Empire to the present day. You will see the most important buildings, avenues, and squares in the city, from the historic quarters of the Courts of Castille to the state-of-the-art stadium of the Real Madrid football team. Drive down Gran Vía to admire the Art Deco buildings, such as the Telefónica headquarters and Edificio Grassy. Marvel at the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España, and see the official residence of the Spanish Prime Minister in Moncloa Palace. Discover where Madrid celebrates New Year by eating grapes in Puerta del Sol, and look at the Neo-classical Puerta de Alcalá just outside Retiro Park. Pass the historic Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the largest bullring in Spain, and continue to a square named in memory of Christopher Columbus. Stop briefly at the Hard Rock Café for a complimentary soft drink, before continuing down Paseo de la Castellana to the Real Madrid stadium of Santiago Bernabéu. En route back to the bus terminal, end with a look at the Caja Madrid Obelisk on Plaza Castilla, and the ornate fountain of Cibeles, built in the reign of Charles III.

...
Madrid: Private Panoramic Tour with Luxury Car

6. Madrid: Private Panoramic Tour with Luxury Car

Your guide will go pick you u at your hotel, to begin a panoramic overview of the city from a luxury private car. Depending on your location, the tour will take one way or another, but in the end you will be passing through the most important sights in the city, such as paseo de la castella, Las Ventas bullring, Santiago Bernabeu, Gra Via, Parque del Oeste, or the Salamanca district. It all depends on your tastes as well so you can tailor the route to your needs. Your local expert will be going with you all the time explaining the monuments you see and the historical facts that make this such a wonderful city. You will be able to hop off and hop on in order to see some of those interesting sites from close up and of course to pay a stop at a local tavern to try some of the amazing spanish delicacies. You will have the chance to enjoy some wine while having a tapa at the heart of the city, where cars normally do not have much access and is most suitable for walking. Your car we will be able to cover a lot more ground of the city so you can have a spectacular view and understanding of the city not only historically but also in terms of size. Join this panoramic tour, its a very complete way to get to know a city like Madrid and is also a great idea especially in the winter days.

...
Private City Tour Madrid with Driver and Guide

7. Private City Tour Madrid with Driver and Guide

Enjoy this private 4 hour tour with your official your guide and get to know Madrid’s most emblematic sights very comfortably in your private vehicle with your driver. You can choose between a morning or afternoon departure directly from your hotel or place of choice. The tour will start off by heading towards the Plaza de España and then head through the Barrio of la Morería and enjoy the sights of the city’s medieval origins. Once you are there and after you have seen this great historical part of the city, you will be able to enjoy an ancient Arabic fortress (Royal Alcazar) as well as the Royal Palace of Madrid. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture of Madrid, mainly centered in Baroque and Renaissance era and enjoy squares like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. The tour will then continue towards Cibele’s Fountain, a very important celebration point for the Real Madrid followers. You will also have a chance to enjoy the famous Alcalá Gate where you can just picture the scenery for one of the 80s tits. The tour will also take you the the Gran Vía and the famous Paseo de la Castellana. Once here you will be able to enjoy the Barrio Salamanca and see the difference between the ancient Madrid and the modernist Madrid. Along this ride you will see the Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabeu) as well as the great bullfighting ring Las Ventas. The tour will continue along to Plaza Colón and enjoy the great and emblematic Parque del Retiro. When the tour is finished, your private vehicle will take you back to your hotel or place of choice.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Las Ventas

Want to discover all there is to do in Las Ventas? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Las Ventas

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 371 reviews

It's one of the most impressive bullrings in the world. The outside of the builiding is worth the visit on its own, and then you add the tour and the museum and you have a 10/10 experience. I calculated I's stay for an hour and I ended up being there an hour forty minutes, but you can get it done faster.

I loved the tour. Well organized and our guide Barbara was great. Her comments throughout the tour were very interesting. Thank you very much

Really informative and great access to the arena, especially being able to walk onto the centre of the bullring and appreciate the arena!

beautiful building, nice access to different levels, very informative guide

I really enjoyed this tour. The audio guide was impressive