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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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  • A place to visit, so if you're a fan or not. It opens its doors at 10 in the morning and the visit is done through a self-guided. You can visit the arena, the stalls, corrals, stables etc. There is also a riding school, which at the time of the visit, had a kind of doma. the output is made by the store that has interesting things in addition to the typical turistadas
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  • A magical place that is worth known to understand the city and its relationship to bullfighting.
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  • Place of must-see if you come round... Full of history... You can also visit the Museum... I would love to be able to enjoy the famous Corrida Goyesca!
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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.