How to buy tickets for bullfighting

How to buy tickets for bullfighting. This is a basic guide about how to buy tickets for bullfighting, after our 50 year experience. These are the Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


A.- I don´t know how to book and buy the tickets?
Select the bullfight and add the tickets to the cart. After that, fill up the form with name, email address and shipping addres. Then, click on “CHECK OUT” or “Pay here” to pay the tickets.

B.- I don´t know how to pay the tickets?
Then, click on CHECK OUT or PAY HERE (on top).

C.- But I still haven´t booked my hotel .
Then select out office as shipping address, and send us an email when your hotel is booked.

Mastertoro. 4, Villafranca Street. 28028 Madrid.


1. Wich is the best way to book my tickets for a bullfight?
The best way is booking the tickets with us, some weeks or some months before the fight. Mastertoro sends the tickets to your Hotel, or to the address in Spain given by you, 3 or 4 days before the fight. No papers to print, no worries.

2. What do “Sombra”, “Sol”, “Sol/Sombra” and Tendido  mean?
Sombra means Shade, Sol means Sunny Section, Sol/Sombra is a little part of the bullring, half in Sun, half in Shade. Tendido is the name of the most suitable rows (depending on the bullring, from Row 1 to Row 10 or 20 or more).

3. Are my tickets together?
All tickets are numerated, there are assigned seats. All tickets booking in the same order line are always together. If you can select, for exemple, 20 tickets in a single line, the 20 tickets will be together. If you book 20 tickets separatelly, they can be together or not.

4. Are there VIP tickets?
Yes, they are called Barreras (Front Row), Contrabarreras (Second Front Row), and Delanteras Bajas (Third Front Row). Please don´t consider tickets in the Sol as VIP tickets. They are not.

5. Because the bullfight normally take place in the evening, would I book ticket in the Sun?
It is highly recommenden booking the tickets in the shade (Sombra). Please, don´t book during the summer tickets in Sol (the sunny section). The sun has been heating the stone seats during all the day, at 19:00 PM in May you can be at 45 degrees.

6. When does the season begin in Spain?
The season begins in mid-March and ends in mid-October.

7.What time do the bullfights begin?
The start of a bullfight is determined by the hours of sunlight, and is confirmed by the Plaza some weeks before each festivity. Normally, bullfights begin at 17:00 in March, gradually starting later, up until 19:00 in August, and commencing around 17:30 in the autumn.

8. What is a “novillada” or “corrida de novillos”?
A novillada or corrida de novillos is a training fight, a bullfight between young bulls and matadors who have not yet become fully qualified. The prices are approximately half of those for the normal bullfights. In Madrid they still arouse a lot of excitement. If you arenot familiar with bullfighting, you willnot see the difference.

9. Can children attend the bullfight?
Yes, so long as they are accompanied by adults. There are no special prices for children.

10. How long does a bullfight last?
A bullfight can last from one and a half to two and a half hours (1 ½ – 2 ½ hours).

11. What happens if it rains?
The bullfight can still take place if it rains. Only in the case of hard, persistent rain would it be cancelled. If it is suspended before the beginning of that day’s bullfight, customers will always receive a refund of the ticket price at the respective location, done by submitting the tickets directly at the bullring. If they suspend the bullfight after it has already started (even if only one bull has been fought), there is no possibility of a refund. Less than a 1% of the bullfights are suspended because of the rain.

12. Can I enter after the bullfight has already started?
Yes, but only during the intervals between bulls.

13. Can I take photos?
Yes, there are no limitations on photography.

14. How much in advance should tickets be purchased?
The further in advance you buy your tickets, the greater the possibility for choosing the best seats.

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