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One of Latin America’s largest and most prestigious bullfighting rinks. Tickets are divided between "sun section" or "shaded" and vary in price according to how close you want to get to the action. Locals seem to purchase inexpensive tickets and then move to better seats once the event is underway.
Augusto Rodin #241 Col. Ciudad de los Deportes
Del. Benito Juárez
03040 Mexico City, Mexico
Mixcoac - Valle
tel: +52 55 5611 9020
While soccer has overtaken bullfighting as Mexico's national sport, the "corrida de toros" remains hugely popular despite the protests of animal rights activists. The Plaza México is the world's largest bullring – big enough to If you can afford it, purchase a seat on the shady side close to the action and observe the finest international bullfighters compete against tough, obviously angry, Mexican bulls. accommodate the 50,000 cheering fans that gather there on Sundays from March to November. Three matadors alternate in 15-minute long fights with a total of six different bulls. They dance an intricate paso doble – from the first row seats you can hear their intimate conversation: whispers, taunts, snorts, and grunts. Crowds tend to be friendly, especially to foreigners who show a desire to learn about this traditional sport. Plaza Mexico also presents boxing matches and concerts; the Estadio Azul football stadium and Poliforum Siqueiros are located nearby.
Hours of Operation: Sundays, 5:00 pm, approximately April to September
Admission: MX$90-231/US$9-23 at the (box office or Ticketmaster)
Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard
Parking: Very limited street parking, off-site parking garages
Services: restrooms, restaurant, bar
How to Get There: Metro: Line 7, San Antonio station. Metrobús Insurgentes: Ciudad de los Deportes station