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Campo Pequeno

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Address: Praca do Campo Pequeno | Centro de Lazer Campo Pequeno, Lisbon 1000-082, Portugal
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+351 21 799 8450
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

CAMPO PEQUENO'S BULLRING Campo Pequeno's Bullring is one of the most iconic...

CAMPO PEQUENO'S BULLRING Campo Pequeno's Bullring is one of the most iconic monuments of the city of Lisbon and of Portugal. Considered one the most important buildings of Neo-Arabic style in the country, it was designed by Architect José Dias da Silva and ranks among the most beautiful bullrings in the world, having opened its doors on the 18th of August 1892. The monument is property of the Casa Pia de Lisboa and is classified as a building of Public Interest. The history of Campo Pequeno's Bullring crosses paths with the history of Tauromachy. Campo Pequeno's arena has received and still does the majority of world class figures in the history of bullfighting, on a course with more than 120 years of existence. Its historical significance transcends its tauromachy related activities. It was here that several important episodes of the political and social life of Lisbon and of Portugal took place. The building underwent deep restoration works, between 2000 and 2006, under the responsibility of Architect José Bruschy, becoming a major and modern multi-purpose space, able to accommodate, besides bullfights, a vast array of other events. It was also complemented with a commercial galleria, cinemas, restaurants and parking area. Schedule: Shopping Centre: every day from 10am to 11pm. Closed on Christmas day and on New Year. Food & Beverages (Exterior): From 10am to 2pm (closing time may vary according to the restaurant) Cinemas: Monday to Friday, opening at 12pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, opening at 11am. Closing after last session. This schedule may be changed according to festive seasons. Parking Area: open 24H VISITS Visit Campo Pequeno's Arena and Museum and get to know an icon of Lisbon. Timetable: Every day from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm. From November to March visits end at 6pm. In bullfighting days visits of the Arena end at 4pm and visits of the Museum at 8pm. Closed during special event days.

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Lisbon bullfights

On a whim, I went to the gala finale of the Lisbon bullfighting season by myself. The building is fantastic. Got tickets at the box office downstairs that night and got a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst totally against bull fighting, which still takes place at this place, the Portuguese version does not kill the bull. So we did the tour and it was worth it with an English speaking guide, just 3 euros each.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a hotel in this area, there are several around here. Very busy roads during rush hour but that's seems to be the whole of Lisbon. Excellent for the metro easy to use all four lines. Has a great shopping precinct on your doorstep under the beautiful red dome building. Brilliant if you want a quick burger type... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the bullfighting ring during our visit to Lisboa. This inexpensive,3 euros, the explanation of the differences between Spanish and Portuguese bullfighting was interesting. The tour was very detailed and could not be more helpful. The language skills of our guide are very commendable The building is very unique and if time of day helps the is a plaza... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went to visit Campo Pequeno on a Sunday morning, full of families and activities. There was an exhibition on with home made choclate demonstrations, and chocolate from all over the world. The lower floor of the building is a small shopping area with a supermarket. The building has been preserved in its original state, and adapted as bull fighting... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I bought tickets for a Brazillian singer named Djavan. There were not the best tickets available and then I accepted to buy for the 2nd best places. Man, the chairs were like hell. Seated, I had to put my knees on someone's else back and the lady seated behind me did the same to me. But, nothing that was our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

On a whim, I went to the gala finale of the Lisbon bullfighting season by myself. The building is fantastic. Got tickets at the box office downstairs that night and got a great seat for 20€. There are no bad seats here, as sightlines go. Definitely look up Portuguese bullfighting customs before you go if you aren't familiar with them.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Was 39c when we hit the shopping centre to go to the movies for a bit of aircon in the heat of the day. They have 8 or 9 theatres and the air con works well. Shopping is a bit ordinary though. The food court in the basement was good for a quick cheap lunch and seeing the bullring was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must must-see if you come to Lisbon. It gives you an opportunity to see the traditional bullfighting but must have enough stomach as you will see the bull(s) bleed. They generally perform on Thursday but not every week. I suggest you call in advance. There is a lot of smoking so if there is anyone who has... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of historical information in a small little Museum. Comes free with the ticket to bull fight. Or else visit to museum only also available for very minimal fee. Worth a visit if u happen to be in the area with 20 min of extra time in your hand.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Even though I would not wish to see a bull fight, I was quite interested to know more about this aspect of Portuguese and Spanish culture. As our hotel was just across the road and the bus stop was nearby we went in for a look. Firstly there is a major shopping plaza and metro station beneath the arena. You... More 

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