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Plaza de Toros

Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
+34 952 874 132
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Ranked #8 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 September 20, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the oldest arena instead of the one in Sevilla. You can walk around freely and visit the arena as well as the stables, horses area etc.. There is also a museum showing the history of the game. We really loved you could almost come everywhere in the arena. You get a good impression on everything involving... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Although not in favour of the concept of bullfighting, the bullring itself is a beautiful feature in Ronda and is worth the visit purely from its historical perspective. If you tie this in with the many other attractions in Ronda, you can spend several hours in the town. Aside from the bullring itself, it has excellent exhibitions of matadors uniforms... More

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Edmonton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area this is definitely worth a little of your time - you can get some good photos here and it is close to a lot of very good restaurants.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea given the particular purpose of this building but worth seeing as it is part of the Spanish culture!! You can stand in the bull ring and imagine the noise, heat and dust of this spectacle that is so dear to the Spanish history.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The home of modern bullfighting offers you the opportunity to walk the bull holding area, the arena seating and the actual ring. The ground-floor interior corridors comprises a museum that contains interesting displays. Ronda was one of Hemingway's favorite places. He was a bullfighting efficianado, so know he must have come to this arena often. We rented the audio-guide and... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The visit is very organized especially if you rent the audio--very recommended as the audio covers history, current information, and trivia. The audio is divided into short clips, so it's easy to follow. There is a charge for the visit but it was worth it.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Plaza de Toros is a must see if you are around Málaga. The trip by car from the coast has too many curves although the way is in good shape. Around the Plaza many things to visit as well.

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Manacor, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ronda is supposed to be the seat of bullfighting, where the modern bullfight emerged with Pablo Romero. It's interesting to vist the bullring, where you can see the circular building, and the ring itself - you can even walk in the ring. Later you can see the corrals and the stalls where the bulls are kept prior to being released... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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