Museo Taurino de Córdoba
Museum in Córdoba
The Museo Taurino de Córdoba or Bullfighting Museum of Cordoba is a museum in Córdoba, Andalucai, in Spain. The museum is dedicated to the traditional Andalusian art of bullfighting. It is situated in Plaza Maimonides, in the heart of Cordoba’s famous Jewish Quarter very close to the Cardinal Salazar Hospital, and occupies a former 16th century aristocratic mansion.
What does the exhibition include?
The exhibition includes countless photographs, bullfighters’ suits, old posters for bullfights, recordings, Original outfits, sculptures and paintings: all of which brings the fascinating world of bullfighting closer to the visitor.
The museum has six halls offering a full insight in the bullfight tradition, including comprehensive information on the bull and its life. Visitors will learn everything about the actual art of bullfighting, the history of that tradition in Cordoba, including places where fights had been held in the past, as well as famous personalities. The Museum has artifacts belonging to the ‘Five Caliphs of the Bullfight’ : Lagartijo, Guerrita, Machaquito, Manolete and Manuel Benítez, El Cordobés.
History of the Museo Taurino de Córdoba
The building was acquired by the city in the 1950s and opened as a craftsmanship museum, the house – according to the importance of bullfight at that time – gradually shifted its focus to the world of bullfight. It took not long until the exhibition was exclusively dedicated to everything that has to do with this controversial tradition.
Closed in 2005 for extensive restoration efforts and modernization of the exhibit, the museum has been back to public since March 2014.
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Visiting Museo Taurino de Córdoba
Open Winter, 9.30h-13.30h and 16.00h -19.00h.
Summer, 9.30h-15.30h and 17.00h -20.00h.
Regular: 4 EUR Kids, Students under 26 years: 2 EUR