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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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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, 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/ Fields, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A bull ring is not a place that I would normally visit; as I believe that bull fights amount to animal cruelty. However, the day that we were in Ronda there was no bull fight, and you could visit the empty bull ring. You could walk across the ring, and climb the terraces to reach the seats on the higher... More 

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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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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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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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