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Plaza de Toros

Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
+34 952 874 132
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Ranked #7 of 29 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing Bull Ring, you can almost hear the bulls hooves and the Matador's cries. Worth getting the hand held guide. A must see if you are in this part of the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Plaza del Toros is situated in the centre of town - very convenient to all hotels in this lovely whitewashed city. The bull ring is large, one of the oldest in Spain and one can walk the perimeter of the ring along the old internal passage way which is steeped in history and has wonderful ceramic tiles on the stairways... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was not looking forward to touring the bullring as I am absolutely not a fan of bullfighting. However, I was impressed with the tour and I learned much about the sport and the history surrounding actual bullfight. Walking into the actual arena and touring the training facility for the horses was fascinating. So, while I came away with more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The old bull fighting ring sits in the heart of town and near the gorge. It's fun to explore but try and do it when the bus loads of day trippers are somewhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An interesting tour. The bullring is worth seeing, but what makes it stand out is the museum of bullfighting attached to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Well, bullfighting is not something I support. But a visit to Ronda, the heart of Andalucia and the origin of bullfighting in Spain is not complete without having seen the Plaza de Toros. The arena is excellently kept and the museum within gives a very good introduction about the origin and development of bullfighting. As it was early August I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was my first time visiting a bullfighting arena, and it was very interesting. There was also a museum talking about its history. I liked the beginning of the tour best, where you can see how bulls are led to the arena and where their stables are.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm not a fan of blood sports but the traditions and history behind bullfighting are very interesting. The Bullring in Ronda was well worth a couple of hours and at only €20 for a family ticket, didn't break the bank. There was an amazing display of costumes (for humans and horses!) and also firearms, most of which were British surprisingly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

When I visited Ronda I came via a bus trip from my hotel so a tour guide explained to us that this is the only bull ring in Spain that has both the upper and lower seats covered and out of the sun. It was actually modeled off of Carlos the firsts palace that you can see in the Alhambra... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The acoustics of the arena is just fantastic and a visit to its museum is a must for the ones that are not acquainted with the bullfight world

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