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Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza, Seville

12 Paseo de Colón
Tel: 34 954 224 577's insider take:

Bizet's Carmen met her fate in the red-and-yellow Real Maestranza bullring, where a statue of her now stands. This elegant ring, flanked by stables and a chapel, is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Spain—building began in 1730. You can also visit a museum containing paintings, cloaks, and tributes to bullfighting celebrities. (If you hanker to see an actual bullfight, note that few are held in summer.)

Open daily 9:30–2 and 3–7 (9:30–3 on bullfight days).

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