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Plaza de Toros

Address: Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 874 132
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Ranked #9 of 53 things to do in Ronda
Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded by the local nobility at the end of the 16th century,the Real...
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Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded by the local nobility at the end of the 16th century,the Real Maestranza maintains a horse-riding school and is also the builder of an impressive bullring, in the centre of the romantic town of Ronda, near Malaga and the Costa del Sol. In modern times, the principal activities are devoted to the conservation of its unique historical and artistic heritage. It has gained a deserved reputation for the recovery of archives,works of art, libraries and original documents relating to its history. The bullring is open to the general public all year round and the visit includes the Bullfighting Museum, the Royal Harness Collection and the Antique Firearms Collection.Corporacion nobiliaria cuyos origenes se remontan a 1572, la Real Maestranza mantiene en la actualidad un patrimonio historico y artistico unico en Espana por su singularidad y caracter, relacionado con el mundo de la caballeria, la equitacion y la tauromaquia. Bajo los tendidos de su monumental Plaza de Toros, que data de finales del siglo XVIII, se encuentran la Sala de Tauromaquia y las colecciones de Guarnicioneria y Armas de Fuego Antiguas, en su conjunto un importante reclamo turisticos en el casco historico de la romantica ciudad de Ronda, a escasa distancia de Malaga y la Costa del Sol, y accesible todos los dias del ano en horario ininterrumpido.
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Escucha, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Our son in law Miguel is a great believer in Spanish history and suggested that as we were now living in Spain we should see the historical Plaza de Toros. What a magnificent place, we walked into the ring and I was away I was imagining bulls charging the crowds roaring, yes it has that sort of effect on you.... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This bullring gives a very real glimpse of Spanish history and culture. Seeing the behind the scenes sights was fascinating. Standing in the middle of the ring, it was easy to imagine the roar of the crowd and the thundering sound of the charging bull. The historical exhibits of clothing was well worth the visit. Be sure to do the... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The charming and oldest arena in Spain baked yellow in the sun. The stairs to the circulating balconies were decorated with the traditional tiles and sitting in the empty arena was an experience. Old posters and the suits of the past bull fighters - heroes like Pedro Romero, told there own stories.

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You can walk right into the ring!!! It was so,cool! Mi hung out in the upper balcony for a whole then walked just about ever where! Underneath the stands is a beautiful museum and history which was excellent! For a few euros more you can get a tour guide who will tell you anything you need to know! Beautiful spot... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I am not very knowledgeable about bull fighting nor do I support it. However, if you want to understand Ronda's history & culture you should consider going. Plaza de Toros is located in the "new town' a couple of hundred metres away from the Peunte Nuevo. As well as the bullring itself, there is much else to see including the... More 

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Algeciras, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

the place is like museum inside. You can see a lot of different type of old guns, and history of bullfighting, also arena is beautiful,,

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Regardless of whether you approve of bullfighting or not, the Plaza de Toros is a cultural landmark of Ronda and an important part of its history, so it would be a shame of not seeing it if you are in Ronda. I don't think they hold many bullfights there anymore, and I wouldn't go to see one anyway, and there... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Plaza de Toros is one of the main visitor sights of Ronda. Let's get one thing perfectly clear. You do not have to go to a bullfight to see it or even approve of bullfights to enjoy and/or appreciate it. If you come to Spain you have to accept, whether you like it or not, that bullfighting is part... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The impressive Plaza de Toros in Ronda is nearly 250 years old and is still in active use for bullfights today. It is definitely worth a visit and whether you agree with bullfighting or not, it is still really interesting with some beautiful exhibits in the museum. There were no bullfights taking place when we were there and I'm not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I am totally against bullfighting, & would never go to a bullfight. But I visited the bullring on a normal tour day, & found it very interesting. It has a good museum, & I really enjoyed being able to go up into the stands, & walk out into the actual bullring arena.

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