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Plaza de Toros

Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
+34 952 874 132
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Ronda
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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... more » 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. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great visit. All the info is in Spanish and English, and the audioguide was really informative. The museum is great as well, apart from the gun exhibition, which I personally found really boring, but this is only a small part of it, ans if you like guns I'm sure it's fascinating. I got at least twice the amount of information... More

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Staad, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We loved the bull ring and seeing where the bulls are kept. It was easy to imagine a real bullfight - very atmospheric.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Kids loved this sight. It is the largest bullring in Spain - not the seating area but the center portion where the bull fights. The museum shows lots of beautiful clothes worn by the matador. A matador fights with a team and uses a red cape. Bulls can not see color. The reason it is red is to camoflage the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Being the oldest Plaza de Toros in Spain, and still used for the purpose for which it was built, makes for an interesting and fascinating visit. The bull fighting museum below the stands is interesting, as is the weapons display. The collection of dueling pistols and the history of the duel told in the weapons museum is intriguing. However, stepping... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Thought the entrance fee of 7 euro each a bit expensive. Plenty to see inside though & you are free to wander around the bullring & behind the scenes areas where the bulls were kept before the fights,& museum. Would advise having one of the recorded guides, for an extra cost ( not sure how much), we didn't do this... More

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East Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Circling in the middle of the ring you can't help feeling humbled by Spain's culture and history. Just imagining the important contests that have taken place makes your hairs stand on end. And that's when the place is empty!!!

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ashford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Most interesting insight into one of oldest Spain's National Sports. The museum in well presented and informative. Everything is well kept and looked after. Having been to the RESERVATAURO RONDA in the morning, which is a must, the afternoon visit to the Bullring put everything into perspective and made it all very real. the Equestrian centre, in the grounds of... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The price to enter was a little steep but the displays in the museum were excellent. All of the placards were in Spanish and English. You could actually go into the bullring and look up into the stands. It was smaller then what I thought it would be.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Really interesting looking around this 18th century bullfighting arena - with a small but interesting museum that gives some insight into how bullfighting became such an important part of Spanish culture. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Love it or hate it, it is part of not only Spanish culture but European. You can get a handheld audio guide that explains the layout of the behind the scenes bullring. there many artifacts and paintings explaining how this "sport" came about. Very interesting, it does NOT glamourise the sport in any way.

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