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Address: Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 874 132
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Description: Founded by the local nobility at the end of the 16th century,the Real...
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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Visiting the spiritual home and birthplace of bullfighting is a must when in Ronda.

Whether you agree with bullfighting or not there is no denying that it is a tradition the Spanish are passionate about and visiting the 'Plaza de Toros' whilst in Ronda is a must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Whether you agree with bullfighting or not there is no denying that it is a tradition the Spanish are passionate about and visiting the 'Plaza de Toros' whilst in Ronda is a must as this bullring is considered the birthplace of the sport and is the spiritual home of the tradition. Inaugurated in 1785 and constructed in limestone in an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit and were glad we did. The small museum they have is impressive. Walking in the ring is really cool and gives you a feeling of the courage that must be needed to step in with a bull.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's a minimalist form of architecture, but since I'm against bull fighting I didn't feel like going in. And I urge the same for others. But it's worth a look from the outside

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The bull ring is very impressive, quite evocative to stand in the middle. The museum has some really interesting aspects, including the origins of the Real Maestranza and chivalry in Spain. The shop has some great (and good value) artwork from bull fights over the years.

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Colfax, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

First time to see a real bullring and I'm quite impressed that it is still functioning (next event is around September). Very hot during the month of July but the costumes and the display kept us entertained. Well kept and clean and the store is well put up (bought a poster of a matador). Although I don't like a bloody... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are staying near Malaga and you want a day away from the beach it is well worth a visit to the Bull Ring in Ronda. The bull ring itself is suprisingly large and there is a museum as part of the tour. You can hire out one of the radios which gives you the history of the Bull... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not a huge bullfighting guy, but the history and information provided was interesting and enlightening. The tour of the stadium is entertaining

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very well kept, neat, clean. Beautiful arena and fun to have visited although I HATE bullfights!!! Very hot place temperature vise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a museum which exudes a chilling sense of its bloody history. Looking down upon the tight holding pens used to stack the young bulls ready for their time in the ring is horrible and fascinating at the same.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This bullring, located right in the heart of the city, is worth a visit. This bullring has been operating since 1572. There is a museum of bullfighting costumes and antique firearms. The price of admission is 8 Euro which I thought was reasonable. You can totally imagine standing in the center of the ring with the crowd cheering. Not sure... More 

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