How to buy tickets for bullfighting

This is a basic guide about how to buy tickets for bullfighting, after our 70 year experience. These are the Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


Once tickets are delivered, the orders can´t be cancelled. Tickets are considered delivered in these cases: a) when they are delivered to the hotel or to the address given in the form (when hotel/home delivery was selected); b) when they are picked up at our office, c) when the tickets are sent by email (when ticket in PDF was selected).

If an order isn´t delievered yet, customers can cancell their orders by sending an email saying to info@ticketstoros.com “cancellation order #”, in this case the 75% would be refunded. Deadline: 72h before the bullfight. It can´t be done if the tickets had already been delivered to a hotel.

If ever a bullfight is cancelled, all active orders would receive a full refund. If tickets had been delivered, they must be given back to Ticketstoros before having a refund.

1. If I chose tickets in PDF, do I need to pick up the tickets anywhere?
Of course, not. Tickets in PDF are the final tickets. After printing them, go directly to the bullring.

2. Do I need to print my electronic ticket?
Tickets in PDF format need to be printed for entering to the stadium. Under request, tickets can also be sent in PassBook format, wich can be shown directly to the scanner for entering to the stadium. In this case, there is no need to print anything.

3. 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.

4. Can I get my tickets delivered to my Hotel?
Yes, when filling up the form, you must select  hotel/home delivery.

5. 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.

6. 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).

7. Most of the fights start at 19:00 PM. Should I book tickets in the sunny section?
The sun has been heating the tendidos for the whole day. From May to August, you can be in the sunny section at 40º or more. For children or aged people, booking tickets in the shade (sombra) is highly recommended.

8. 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.

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

10.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 summer, and commencing around 17:30 in the autumn.

11. 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.

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

13. 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).

14. 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.

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

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

17. 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.