Can you visit a bullring without a bullfight taking place there? In Madrid, the answer is yes, thanks to the re-opening and remodelling of the Taurine Museum, that opened in 1951. Located on Patio de Caballos, it offers its visitors a large exhibition that documents the history of the bullring, such as prints by Goya or costumes of the most important bullfighters who performed here in the 20th century.
The bullring, in neo-mudéjar style, is the biggest in Spain and it can hold up to 24,000 spectators, although the bullring in Ronda has a bigger diameter. Its construction ended in 1929 although it was not inaugurated until two years later, the same year as the Empire State Building, for example.