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Address: Virgen de La Paz, 15, Ronda, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 874 132
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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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My family and I (wife and 2 daughters 12 & 9) visited this in earl June. There is so much info to be seen and the gun collection was amazing. Being from the US it was really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ronda is a hidden town in the Andalucian mountains and made famous by both Hemmingway and Orson Wells. Fantastic views typical Spanish colonial style, and at the center the Plaza de Toros. Whether you are against bullfighting or not the bullfighting arena from 1785 and it's museum is a great place to visit. You can pretend to be a bull,... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I (wife and 2 daughters 12 & 9) visited this in earl June. There is so much info to be seen and the gun collection was amazing. Being from the US it was really cool to see an actual bullfighting ring.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate tourada and I hate the racing thing but the plaza it's enormous and was great to see and be there but i would never go to watch a bull race thing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is apparently Spain's oldest bullring and even with the Bulls being on Siesta until September, so atmospheric. Definitely get the audioguide, I cannot imagine enjoying this Museum so much without it. Terrific value at 7 Euro +Audioguide fee. Dripping with history and romanticism. The Museum is just steps from the fine Parador and directly across the street from the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we don't agree with the sport of killing bulls for entertainment, we couldn't help but be caught up in the history and romanticism of visiting this very famous and apparently oldest bull ring in Spain. Walked around in the arena, letting our imagination run wild and visited the tunnels and holding pens. The museum was so well set up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the other part of Europe it was always hard to understand and respect bullfigthing's meaning. This visit helps to know this world. The arena is in perfect state; can be seen that local people preserve it. Entrance ticket is cheap, free for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Ronda because of the bull fighting arena. One of the oldest in the world. The guy who invented the red cape in bullfighting came from Ronda. The musem is located inside the arena and very interesting. Even if you resent this kind of spectacular show. The arena is beautiful and quite small and the entrance (7€) gives... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see, but nothing special. We did not have the audio guide, so maybe if you include this it may be more interesting.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to get an insight into one of Spain's iconic pastimes. Standing in the centre of the ring and looking around, imagining everyone watching you as a bull bears down on you is quite an experience. A fascinating insight into the whole procedure of the fight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not a supporter of bull fighting I found this to be an interesting place to visit. A museum is located behind the seating and gives an insight into the world of the bull fight. The menage for the Spanish riding school can also be viewed. Food outlet closed when we visited but very clean facilities available.

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