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Bullfighting in Barcelona


plaza de toros monumental

The Barcelona bullring, a ten-minute walk from the Sagrada Familia

Image: Damian Corrigan

Bullfighting in Barcelona was banned on July 28, 2010, with the ruling coming into force on January 1, 2012. Read more here: Barcelona Bullfighting Ban.

So you won't be able to see a bullfight when you're in Barcelona. If you're really keen on seeing a bullfighting while in Catalonia, check out this page on Bullfighting Near Barcelona.

The best place to see a real bullfight today is in Madrid or Seville. Read more on Bullfighting in Madrid.

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Is Bullfighting Popular in Barcelona?

Quite simply, no. Bullfighting is seen as being 'Spanish', and the inhabitants want to be seen as 'Catalan', hence the 2010 ban.

There have been three bullrings in Barcelona - Plaza de el Torin which was built in 1834, but no longer exists; Plaza de las Arenas, which was built in 1900 but is no longer in use; and the most recent bullring, the Plaza de Toros Monumental, built in 1914.

Where is the Bullring in Barcelona?

The Plaza de Toros Monumental is on the corner of Gran Via de los Cortes Catalanes and Carrer de la Marina, about ten minutes walk from La Sagrada Familia.

When are the Bullfights in Barcelona?

As bullfighting in Barcelona has been banned, there are no longer any fights to be seen. Instead, check out these Barcelona Events in 2014.

Where Can I Buy Tickets to See a Bullfight in Barcelona?

You can't. They've banned bullfighting in Barcelona.

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