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Campo Pequeno Bullring
Campo Pequeno Bullring

Campo Pequeno Bullring

Av. República, Lisbon , Portugal, 1000-082

The Basics

Campo PequenoBullring was built in the 1890s, designed by architect António José Dias da Silva. The building’s neo-Moorish style was inspired by the old bullring in Madrid (no longer standing). The circular building is topped by four onion-shaped domes and has a retractable roof, making it one of the most architecturally unusual structures in the city. In addition to bullfights and other entertainment, there is a small on-site museum that explores the history of bullfighting in Portugal.

The 10,000-seat venue is a popular destination for both locals and tourists; many of the latter travel to the arena on the city’s network of hop-on hop-off tour buses.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Campo PequenoBullring is ideal for visitors interested in bullfighting and its history, thanks in part to its on-site museum. The large mall, restaurants, a cinema make it appealing for families, too.

  • Bullfighting season runs from Easter until the end of summer. Fights are usually held on Thursday.

  • Check the Campo Pequeno website for details on the different events held at the venue.

  • Many movies shown in the cinema here are in English with Portuguese subtitles.

  • Some areas of the facilities are accessible to wheelchair users, although there are some steps leading into the arena.

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How to Get There

Campo PequenoBullring is located on Avenida Republica in north-central Lisbon. Take the yellow metro line to the aptly named Campo Pequeno stop. There is also on-site underground parking.

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When to Get There

Campo Pequeno’s opening hours vary depending on the event schedule; check online for current happenings. The shopping mall and entertainment center is open daily.

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Visit the Gulbenkian Museum

A short distance from Campo PequenoBullring is the Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian), an art gallery with a wide-ranging collection that incorporates everything from Greek sculpture to works of modern art. The museum also has a charming landscaped garden with a café that is a popular recreation spot on sunny days.

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