Architecture

The architecture mimics the square of the Colosseum in Rome based in bricks and stone composition. Its originality lies in this combination of classicism with modern materials like iron. Wood is the great support for the porches of the top two floors, known as nayas in Valencia.

The arena initially had a capacity of 16,851 spectators, and has an outer diameter of 108 meters, a height of 16.89 meters and a ring of 52 meters of diameter.

Valencia’s bullring has been adapted to the  new times, thanks to several reforms, and today’s capacity is 10,500 square spectators. It has become one of the most comfortable arenas, because of the width of its seats, winning also in safety.

The first major reform of Valencia bullring began in 1967 when it reduced the diameter of the ring to win three rows of barriers, the seats closer to the ring. All this took place in order to have seats made of cement and with a greater access for security reasons.

Also in 2010, another important action of the Council of Valencia, valued at three million euros, extending the distance between seats of all lines, losing 2,500 locations but gaining in comfort for the spectator.