Plaza de Toros de Ronda
Plaza de Toros de Ronda
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Arenas & Stadiums
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Juliane K
Charlotte, NC38 contributions
Family
We are not fans of bullfighting but really appreciated this visit and your. Our family of 5 got the family ticket plus one audio tour and it was reasonably priced. It was super interesting, everyone was engaged, and it was not drawn out. The audio tour let you chose the areas you wanted to learn more about, I’ll admit we didn’t listen to everything. They offered MANY language choices. So glad we visited
Written July 10, 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
You are just about to enter the oldest and most venerated bullring of all Spain! "La Real Maestranza de Ronda", home of the modern day bullfighting. It dates from 1785 and can accomodate 5,000 spectators. Check its baroque doorway, the unsual stone barriers and the seats supported by stone columns. It has been completely reestored and entry fee costs (expensive) E$7,00. Bullfighting is part of the Spanish traditional culture and Ronda's "Real Maestranza" is considered one of the most iconic bullrings of the whole country. Even if bullfighting is not among your main interests (and it isn't to many people), a visit to this arena, due to its historical role, could enrich your experience in Ronda and Andalusia. Enjoy!
Written February 24, 2020
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM935 contributions
Our walking tour started at the oldest bullring in Spain, which contained a museum of bullfighting. We learned that modern bullfighting began in the late 18th Century. The bulls are especially bred for bullfighting. The cows are tested through “false bullfights” to predict whether they will produce fierce offspring. The museum contains a display of costumes. The pants so tight that they need to be laced up the back. The museum was very informative.
Written July 21, 2022
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staledale
1,293 contributions
Around 5pm we walked to the Bull Ring. Less crowded at this time, so it was much easier to get photos without others in you photographs. We go the audio guide to listen to while you walked through the facility, and that was very helpful. Facility closed at 7pm. Just under two hours was perfect.
Written September 15, 2020
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Nilindy
Glasgow, UK1,126 contributions
We visited on a pleasant March morning, temperature in the low twenties and a clear sky to provide the strongest light contrast as you moved from the inner parts of the Plaza de Toros into the perfectly presented sand ring.

The local history and antecedence of bullfighting was supplied in the museum and well outlined in informative displays and by the audio guide. I would have appreciated rather more on the procedures, athleticism, and spectacle of the bullfights as they took place and possibly too much “respect” is being paid to those who find this aspect of Spanish history and culture unsavoury.

Scale and architecture wonderful. Well conserved site, reminiscent, unsurprisingly, of Roman amphitheatres.
Written April 14, 2020
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LKo
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Wasn't sure what to expect but the museum had so much to offer! Really well laid out and interesting exhibits. All one way at the moment (maybe always?) which was great. Getting to walk where the bulls actually enter the ring, and where the horses are ridden, was really cool. Definitely worth a trip.
Written October 30, 2021
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Lorraine B
Bowling Green, KY124 contributions
Visiting the Bullring in Ronda is like going back in time to the majestic and exciting past that is Ronda at its zenith.

Home to the first bullfighters who fought on foot rather than horseback, the history detailed in this museum is fascinating. Seeing the displays of ornate fixtures worn by horses and by men of the bullring enlightens one to another era of Spanish history. A duke donated his extensive collection to the museum for enjoyment by those who came after him.

It was a delightful tour, take advantage of the audio guide in your language.The staff was friendly to visitors.
Written February 25, 2020
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Maria
Bristol, UK25 contributions
Friends
We visited during a short trip to Ronda. We were unsure if we wanted to go but after reading the reviews decided to give it a go. It was a very interesting tour and museum. Lots of things to see. We paid for the audio tour which was well worth the extra €1.50. We both learnt a lot about the history and culture of bullfighting. Our opinion of it didn’t change but it was an interesting visit nonetheless.
Written August 17, 2022
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,433 contributions
One of the highlights of my exploration of Ronda was visiting the iconic Plaza deo Toros. This bullring, which I learned was completed in 1785, is reportedly the largest bullring in the world. Even though bullfighting is on the decline throughout the world and actually outlawed in some places, Ronda is the site for bullfighting once a year in September at the Plaza de Toros. It was fascinating to walk throughout the property and see where the bulls gather, where the matadors gather and prepare to enter the bullring and then sitting in the actual bullring.

This site is well worth a visit to learn about the history of Ronda its role in bullfighting as well some of the reasons for the decline of bullfighting.
Written March 27, 2020
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sandra n
Sun City, AZ1,281 contributions
One of the highlights while visiting Spain, was visiting Plaza de Toros de Ronda in the Andalusia region. Before we entered the bullring, we visited the bullfighting museum first. It is a small museum, but a very nice, concise, educational little journey into the world of bullfighting. A lot of history here, with some great displays, beautiful costumes, and wonderful art. I really enjoyed this bullfighting museum a lot. The oldest bullfighting ring in Spain was great to see. Just standing in the middle of where all the action takes place leaves you with a strong image in your mind. I was very interested in learning about this art and traditional cultural sport. What I learned and thought was very interesting was that there are two different "opinions" about bullfighting and it was educating. This was our second time visiting Spain, and the first time, we spent a lot of time in Barcelona and that area. The difference between the two concerning bullfighting is rather interesting. Come and learn about all of this and find out what might interest you the same way.....
Written January 28, 2020
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