Madrid History & Architecture

Madrid home to largest bullring in Spain

Share Regarded as the home of bullfighting in Spain, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas is the country’s largest bullring. Situated in the Salamanca district east of Madrid’s city center, Las Ventas has a seating capacity of 25,000, making it an exciting venue for those looking to experience their first bullfight. The history of modern…

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Hemingway’s legacy lives on at world’s oldest restaurant

Hemingway’s legacy lives on at world’s oldest restaurant

Share Ernest Hemingway had a lifelong love affair with Spain. He wrote multiple books on the country, including his first novel, “The Sun Also Rises,” and his non-fiction manifesto, “Death in the Afternoon.” In these works, Hemingway references his favorite restaurant, and also the oldest in Spain, Sobrino de Botin. The final scene of Hemingway’s…

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