While the brutal reality of a Spanish bullfight may not sit well with many travelers, it's impossible to deny the sport's important, historical ties to the country's heritage. To give you some background, bullfighting initially became popular in the Andalusia region of 18th century Spain, however Las Ventas in Madrid has slowly become the premiere place to see a modern day exhibition.
Tickets may range anywhere from about 10 to 85 euros (14 to 122 US dollars) depending on where you sit, although there is hardly a bad view in the house. The best time of year to go is during the San Isidro festival, held from May to June, when bullfights are held daily. You may still catch an event between March and December, although they are held with far less regularity.
Note:We suggest purchasing tickets online ahead of time so that you may get preferential seating in the shade (sombra).