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Plaza de Toros de Ronda, Ronda
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In atmospheric Plaza de Toros de Ronda, it's easy to imagine a raucous crowd letting out a collective "Olé!" as a costumed bullfighter deftly averts a steaming-mad bull. At one time, this was one of Spain's most important bullrings. It features 136 pillars and 68 arches lining 2 rows of seating and a stone passageway leading to the large dirt circle in the middle. Its rural location means bullfights take place infrequently these days, but tours of the arena and bullpens remain on offer. Check out the small chapel where bullfighters pray before taking to the ring. To see collections of royal harnesses and antique firearms, head into the museum. Make Plaza de Toros de Ronda a part of your Ronda vacation plans using our Ronda itinerary maker.
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  • The price is € 7 per person. At first it may seem expensive for visiting a plaza de toros, but inside there is a Museum and you can visit the pens and all the ins and outs of a Bullring. I do not like bullfighting but this place is full of history, and I liked it so much. If you round it is a must-see
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  • If you associate preferably, not run because, you know what, it's still worth a visit the arena in the roundabout. After all, driving around the world want to learn about the culture and traditions of other Nations, even if sometimes they are contrary to our positive feelings, associated with the treatment of animals. We do not killim for fame in the arena, but whatever, I'm not going to watch the carnage, only to get to know the history and feel for a moment like a real gorrrącokrwisty tits job, among the beautiful Seniorit. Arena has a story (which I will not write much, for those willing to wiki), which presents in an interesting way. Typical place to locate exhibits and artifacts in the corridors of the arena makes an impression on the visitors. Presentation of the history of the arena, the tradition of bullfighting, costumes from the era/periods, an exhibition of weapons (!) and other attractions are worth your attention. For me the most interesting were the elements of the costumes, and above all a weapon. Really beautiful, uniquely decorated with copies of various periods. True works of art (killing). Arena where you can walk and space for the audience also make an impression. Everything is so clean, clean, neat, if only was built, of course, in traditional technology before. You can also enter into the stable of bulls and horses. Doing this is quite unpleasant impression, especially in the part of the byczej. Well, somehow not doing byczo, when you look at these narrow frame (darker, no Windows) and just sleeping for animals. Eeech, life. At the end of the unfortunately large minus for the lack of polish language in the media guide. We are still, in some places, the tourists an inferior category. I couldn't not to flinch at the ticket window, but the lady was so nice. You could see that he is surprised. Too bad, I really regret. Regardless of this I highly recommend visiting the arena.
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  • Was a great trip and informative. In November warm u.gutes put on footwear (cobblestones).
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  • Ronda's bullring, in the Plaza de Toros, is the oldest in Spain. It is quite splendid. The neo-classical interior comprises two storeys with Tuscan columns. There is also a bull-fighting museum and, every September, the Goyesque bullfights take place in the bullring. The three-day feria y fiestas de Pedro Romero were inspired by the great friendship that existed between Francisco de Goya and Pedro Romero, the great bullfighter - if one can call someone who slaughtered over 6000 bulls great! Nonetheless, he is regarded as the father of modern bullfighting.
  • Love or loathe the idea of the Corrida this is the perfect place to visit. It will either leave you astounded or vindicated but either way will give you some perspective on why bull fighting existed and what it means to the culture of this part of Spain. Look out for the pupils of the resident horse riding school parade gracefully in the arena. The gift shop had some really nice things that you mostly won't find in the general tourist shops so this is worth a visit on its own.
  • Interesting history of the ring. These places are usually brought to life best with a local guide rather than an audio guide or just reading the boards yourself.
  • Plaza de toros mais antiga da Espanha.
  • The museon quite interesting but the plaza is the most.