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“the best i have seen” 5 of 5 stars
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Plaza de Toros
Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
+34 952 874 132
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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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“the best i have seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

on arriving they have statues of matadors which impressed my wife and I so much,lots of photos.there is a charge so I went on my own good thing because there is a lot of walking.the bullring fantastic.probably as good as when first built you can walk all over the ring to get super photos of the stands toilets.and gift shop

Visited January 2014
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“Festive and intriguing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This plaza is absolutely beautiful and evokes a sense of drama. We were the only ones there during our visit which added to the drama. We felt like children exploring every nook and cranny. The color of the soil in the ring is a beautiful ochre. It was interesting to visit the attached riding school and experience the cantering, stately horses. The costume, weapon, and art exhibits are worthy of your time. Don't miss this while in Ronda!

Visited December 2013
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“Real sense of drama and history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ronda bull ring is one of the oldest and most historic in Spain, and you can just feel the tension in the air of the arena and perhaps even more so in the tiny chapel where the matadors pray before their match-ups - it certainly focuses the mind on what goes on here, just three or four times each year. (So far the stats are on the matadors' side: just one death on their side of the ledger to tens of thousands of bulls in more than 200 years).
The attached museum is just excellent, full of interesting exhibits and explanations (in English and Spanish). The audio-guide commentary is also very good. You can go virtually everywhere, including onto the arena and into the bull pens. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2014
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“History in the flesh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A couple of years ago my wife and visited the bullring in Seville which is much bigger with more exhibits to view.
This bullring is smaller and older but in my view more impressive. The outside has rendered walls and inside there are only two levels but when you stand in the middle of the ring you can let your imagination wander. Like or loathe the idea of fighting bulls one must still be in awe of old traditions.
In the exhibit areas everything is in Spanish and English and there are large collection of fire arms and horse bridles etc as well as some of the original costumes worn.
Well worth a visit and take you time to take in the history!

Visited February 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Sadly we were at the end of our visit to Ronda when we came across this so did not have the time to in and visit it. A piece of Spanish tradition-cruel but even standing outside one could imagine the spectacle.

Visited January 2014
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