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“A tour of the oldest bull ring in Spain” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Plaza de Toros
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Ronda and El Tajo Gorge Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Malaga
Ranked #6 of 86 things to do in Ronda
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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.
New York City, New York
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“A tour of the oldest bull ring in Spain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Even if you think bullfighting is brutal and should be outlawed, an audio tour of this beautiful bull ring is worth a short visit. We took the audio tour and although it was not as organized as most audio tours (no visible numbers in the bull ring and other buildings themselves), it was well worth it. They have an equestrian school there and we were able to see one of the magnificent Arabian horses "working out" in the ring. The museum is comprehensive and we would recommend getting there when it opens (depending on what season you are visiting) since the crowds can overwhelm their ability to move people along.

Visited May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is one of the best bullring in spain, it is a real special feeling inside the ring itself. There is also a kind of small museum in the building that has all the history of all the famous bull fight that has taken place there.

Visited June 2013
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“We came for the bullring, but really enjoyed the art...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Ronda; we are not fans of bullfighting, but the history is fascinating, because it is an essential thread of Spanish history. What I did not expect was the amazing art, life or death stuff. My 9-year-old really enjoyed it too.

Visited January 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“A shame”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

I had marked on my list of things to do in Ronda only one: to visit the bullring. I had read that there was the bullring itself - which is free - and then a paying museum, which I had no interest in (military uniforms, guns etc.) However, upon arrival there I was informed that the two now go hand-in-hand and costs the princely sum of €6.50 which I found to be absolutely ridiculous and decided not to pay. It was probably the most expensive attraction I came across in Spain!

Visited May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

The place was an eye opener. There are the paddocks and keeps for the Bulls. The Bull ring is about 100 yards across. There is also a Museum of Military Uniforms. Royal Regalia and a very good Gun Museum. An Exhibition of Bullfighting posters, prints, some by famous artists including Picasso. Also stories about famous Bullfighters. This was a very interesting afternoon visit, and we learnt a lot from this one Bullring. There were no Bulls there though, at least not on our visit. Bullfights are held there still though. I believe that the tickets to see these events are quite expensive, but, don't take my word for it. It was a good place to visit and was enjoyable. Beware though, it is very difficult to park in Ronda. Find a municipal car park as some of the streets are just like alleys, they are not too wide.

Visited May 2013
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