The Plaza de Toros, situated next to the Estacion del Norte train station, was built between 1850 and 1860. Its architect, Sebastian Monleon, inspired by the iconic Colosseum in Rome and the Nimes amphitheatre, designed it in a neoclassical style with brick as the main material. This round bullring features segmental arches on the lower level and rises to three stories of arched levels, offering spectacular 360-degree views wherever you're seated. The plaza has a polygonal base, with 48 sides in total, based on an interior ring within the bullring itself and a massive 108-meter (354-foot) total diameter. It's perfectly suited to its function while at the same time there's a monumentalism to it, characteristic of 19th-century architecture. More than just a bullring, Plaza de Toros draws crowds for the famous 'matadors' who come for the Feria de Julio and Fallas festivals. The plaza also serves as site for the occasional circus, concert venue, or political rallies.