Great Museum, The Maestranza is without doubt one of the City's most beautiful monuments.
We went in the "off-season" for a tour of the bullring. The space itself is fascinating and oddly beautiful (even as you see bull heads mounted on the walls of the museum). The contrast between the deep yellow of the ring and the almost-always blue Andalucian sky is stunning. What is slightly less impressive here is the tour - Lonely Planet had warned that it's slightly robotic, and it is, and it also feels a bit too rushed, especially the visit to the museum. The tourguide explains - in Spanish and then English - the four rooms in the museum and then leaves only a few minutes for visitors to see everything in those four rooms. Since the group travels together, you can't really stay behind to look at something that interests you. The same happens in the final stop - the horse stable and chapel. I wish that a bit more time - 5 or 10 minutes - was budgeted to let visitors actually take in the sight a bit more. That said, it's still worth a visit - it's a beautiful, fascinating space.
This was a fascinating stop in our exploration of Seville. It was roughly a week before the season opened, so we saw the machinery used to level and prepare the dirt surface.
The tour guide was very entertaining and shared many of the subtleties of this ancient sport and location. I am not a huge fan of the event, but the history and stories behind it was quite remarkable.
The seating is numbered and staggered in a very logical manner with beautiful tiles.
I also found it interesting to see this place sitting on a major street. A very interesting stop.
Great place, second biggest in spain for toro's, but because of extreme violence 3 instead of 5. One visit is really enough for me.
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