The arena of Madrid was built in 1929 in the area called “Las Ventas del Espíritu Santo”, which gave the bullring its name.

Also known as The Cathedral of the Winds, for its location on one of the windiest areas of Madrid, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is situated in the Calle de Alcala, number 237, in the Salamanca district of Madrid.

The official opening took place in June 1931 with a celebration for the matadors Juan Belmonte, Marcial Lalanda and Joaquin Rodriguez “Cagancho” with bulls of Carmen Federico.