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Address: Calle Virgen de La Paz 15, 29400 Ronda, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 952 87 41 32

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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We went to a bull breeding farm the day before and seeing the bull stadium really put everything together. Very interesting and make sure that you sit on the steps.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a bull breeding farm the day before and seeing the bull stadium really put everything together. Very interesting and make sure that you sit on the steps.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where thousands of bulls have met their end - and some bullfighters too - a must see while in Ronda. You can actually go out into the arena where the bullfighting takes place and do visit the museum as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pretty excited to visit this bull ring until the workers ignored me to talk to a pretty and local tour guide that cut in front of me even though I was next in line. I started to ask in my broken Spanish if credit cards were accepted and he didn't even let me finish. Can't believe at such... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over several years holidaying in Andalucia I have made the most important excursions in that region of Spain : Granada, Seville, and Cordoba. This year was the turn of Ronda and its bull ring. It was well worth the wait. Unlike the bull ring in Malaga this one is full of history and all parts are quite accessible. Apart from... More 

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We went with our 9yo daughter. It's a well organized visit with good wayfinding signage and sufficient didactic material. The gift shop is lovely

Thank Maria L
Mosta, Malta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and informative audio guides. Not into bullfights per se so glad it also used for dreassage shows.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting spot! We were here during our stay in Ronda. The price is ok & we got a audio guide to inform ourselves over the several parts of the building! We recommend to see this place...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In addition to seeing one of the oldest rings in Spain, visitors see displays of costumes and artwork, weaponry, dueling, a dressage school and indoor practice area. Culturally informative and different.

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bullring, currently still in use, is definitely worth seeing. It has a wonderful museum of the history of bull fighting, as well as costumes used historically and presently in bullfighting. We really enjoyed this place!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bull fighting - a large part of Spanish culture indeed. Thankfully in languish. The Arena is great to visit as a monument. But Bull fighting belongs in the museum...

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