The Monumental de Frascuelo is the third bullring of the city of Granada. It was built in 1928, in the golden age of bullfighting. The man behind its construction was the bullfighter Lagartijillo Chico, and his fondness for his teacher Frascuelo gave the ring its nickname, the Monumental de Frascuelo. The first bullfight was held here on 30th September 1928.
Built in neo-Mudéjar style with pointed and horse-shoe shaped arches, the Plaza de Toros de Granada has a certain Moorish air that complements so many of the city’s sights, such as the Alhambra. It is possible to visit the ring, which was officially declared a National Monument of Cultural Interest in 1992. It is one of the ten largest bullrings in Spain, being 9000 m2 and can seat up to 12000 people. Throughout the building’s history, it has done much to promote bullfighting in everyday society.
You can visit the bullring in Granada with audio guide, which is available in four languages and is included in the ticket price. This type of visit allows you to walk round at your own pace, allowing you to discover every corner in your own time. The visit starts from the Puerta Grande, passes through the Tendidos, the Chapel and sanatorium, and ends in the bullring itself.