Official Portal of Tourism. Junta de Castilla y Leon
The oldest Plaza de Toros in Spain
Bullring of El Castañar
In 1667, so as to cover the expenses of the work carried out on the Vestry of the Virgen del Castañar, patron of the city, the first bullfight took place in an improvised wooden arena. In 1707, to celebrate the birth of the Principe de Asturias, Luis I, the second bullfight took place in a wooden structure and then it was replaced by the bullring which still exists today, built between 1711 and 1714, the oldest bullring in Spain.
This plaza is an enclosed structure containing an arena 41 metres in diameter, with capacity for 4200 people, that conserves the same general characteristics, bullpens and buildings that the Duke Don Juan Manuel II ordered.The three-storey building that contains the presidential enclosure, entrance gates, first aid centre and balconies is from the second half of the 19th century.
- Arquitectura Popular
- Periodo Histórico:
- Edad Moderna
Paraje del Castañar, s/n. Béjar. 37700 Salamanca.
Tourist Office of Béjar
Ctra. de Salamanca s/n. Béjar. 37700 Salamanca.
Telephone: 923 403 005
Fax: 923 403 300
Tourist Office of Salamanca
- Wednesday to sunday: 11:00 – 19:00
- Closed: monday and tuesday
Remarks: CLOSED: 24th., 25th. and 31st. DECEMBER AND 1st. AND 6th. JANUARY. OPEN MAY, 1ST.
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