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Plaza de Toros

Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
+34 952 874 132
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Ronda
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Founded by the local nobility at the end of the 16th century,the Real...
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Imagine yourself sitting on the bleacher as the cheering roars at the sight of the matador delivering the estocada to a bloodied bull. We had the opportunity to witness this during our visit. As gory as this spectacle was, it conjures Spain when toreo was central to its social fabric.

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Marbella
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ronda is known as the city of dreams and the bullring, which is arguably (due to certain purist claims) stated to be the oldest in Spain, is an Architectural gem. Seldom can you wonder around a national treasure as you can here and it is still a working bullring holding regular bullfights. Ernest Hemmingway and Orson Wells spent many a... More 

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houston, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Self guided tour of bull ring and museum worth the time. Bull fighting, as it exists today in Spain, was started here. Even though there are few bull fights still held here, the layout and traditions began here.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

How often do you get a chance to roam around freely in one of the oldest bullfighting arenas in the world? We had free reign to wander about in this historic facility. Great museum and our tour really explained the bullfight. Though I completely disagree with this 'sport" it was very interesting and I'm certainly glad I went..

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We visited on a lovely day. No bulls were present but every part of the facility is accessible so you really can imagine what it would like on a bullfight day. It is relatively modest in scale and the incorporated museum is nicely done. Enjoyed the photos of Hemingway and other notables in attendance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

To my mind captures the spirit of dynamic Madrid more than this place. Representing superb blend of cultures and architectural styles. Liked it immensely.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the bullring. You have access to areas including the stables and can explore the stands and the arena itself. There is also an interesting museum. Additionally, the museum shop is great!

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've avoided bullrings until this holiday and now I've seen two. The Plaza de Toros in Ronda is the oldest in Spain. I was amazed that we were able to wander so freely. The atmosphere is amazing. Stand in the middle of the ring and give reign to your imagination. You can almost hear a bull snorting and angrily pawing... More 

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Billericay, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Although I do not agree with bull fighting this is a fascinating museum. There is a huge collection of ornate costumes and artifacts and one could easily spend a whole afternoon here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I felt that I was an audience of a game when sitting on the stands of the bullring, playing Madonna's "Take A Bow" music vedio, and watching tourists with guides flock in and out. A very good experience.

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