Bullring and the Train Station are coupled because they are right next
to each other and if you see one you migth as well see the other.
The Bullring has been the centre of Valencia's bull-fighting for almost
150 years now. It is a large, impressive structure in the style of a Roman
Coliseum but employing Doric ornament (the traditional Ancient Greek style).
With only the ring itself measuring 52 m in diameter, it is much larger
as a whole, with 4 levels of colonnades and ballustrades. Inside, the
ancient Spanish culture breathes at you from the sand of the ring. However,
access to the interior is via the Bullfighting
Museum only. When there are no bull-fights the bullring hosts an occasional
fair, concert or circus, and closes the rest of the time.
The Train Station, lame as it sounds, is actually a very interesting building
worth popping into if you pass by. Built in 1917 with Neo-Gothic influence
in the structure, it hosts an entire caleidoscope of typically Valencian
mosaics and ceramics on the themes of Valencian countryside, making it
a glimpse into the local culture.
The history and plan of
the bullring can be looked into at the Museum
Bullring - access to the interior
via the Museum of
Bullfighting. Train Station - always open.
free entry to both
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