The Jardón family, one of the richest in Madrid, were the ones who donated the land to the city. Then a deal was struck that they will be given management over the new stadium for its first 50 years. The agreement was signed in 1920, and the building was finalized in 1929.
And so, in 1931 the new Las Ventas arena opened. Today, it is considered one of the most important bullfighting arenas in the world. The architect José Espeliú planned it in a neo-Mori style. The diameter of the arena is about 65 meters, and it can hold up to 25,000 people. The seats spread around 10 exits, and prices vary depending on the lighting that the rows closer to the arena.
The length of the fights can be between two to three hours, that mostly begin at 6:00 pm. The bullfighting season is between March to December, mostly on Sundays and holidays.
The arena is located in the Salamanca neighborhood in east Madrid, and you can reach it by all forms of public transportation - underground trains and public buses.