The Bullfighting Museum
The Bullfighting Museum of Madrid
is located in the Patio de Caballos, in an emblematic section of the building and offers a collection giving a clear and harmonious vision of the history of bullfighting in Spain.
Among his works are engravings of the bullfighting by Goya
, bullfighters’ outfits of the twentieth century, a section dedicated exclusively to Manolete
and a huge sample of the testimonies of Las Ventas’ history.
- The bullfighting costumes
During your visit to the Museum you will get to see authentic marvels of bullfighting: suits of lights that belonged to Marcial Lalanda, Joselito, Belmonte, Bienvenida, and many other figures … as well as stories, legends and the most unknown aspects of the essence of the costume of lights.
- Capotes and other legendary objects
During the tour you will have the opportunity to see ride hoods and other jewelry of the Museum: that belonged to Bombita, Luis Manzzaniti, Belmonte or even a striking cloak of Domingo Ortega embroidered in purple flowers and gold and with the figure of the Nazareno. You can also see other curious objects such as, for example, rapiers and funnels, monteras, “moñas”, scissors, canes or banderillas, which are part of the history of bullfighting
During the visit you will be able to admire the important collection of bullfight posters, among which the one that announced the inaugural bullfight of the bullring of Las Ventas, on June 17, 1931.
The Museum also has some of the most significant bull heads in the history of bullfighting, especially the bull “Perdigón”, from the livestock of Don Antonio Miura, who mortally wounded Manuel García” el Espartero, on May 27, 1894 in the bullring of Madrid, or that of the bull “Burlero” that fatally wounded the matador José Cubero “Yiyo”