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Plaza de Toros (Bullring) in Ronda

Plaza de Toros (Bullring) in Ronda
Plaza de Toros (Bullring) in Ronda

Even if, like me, you don’t agree with bullfighting, it is undeniable that the Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Ronda occupies a very special place in modern Spanish culture and history as the home of the Rondeño style of bullfighting and also of the Real Maestranza De Caballería De Ronda. The bullring was built entirely of stone in the 18th century, during the golden years of Pedro Romero’s reign as a champion bullfighter.

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This is a working breeding farm of fighting bulls and pure Andalusian horses, located just 5 km from Ronda. It was created by the bullfighter Rafael Tejada. It is open to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to share in the lives of these animals throughout all their breeding stages and their fascinating selection process, as well as interact with them.

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You can also reserve entry tickets over at Viator here.

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Plaza de Toros – Antequera

The Plaza de Toros – Antequera is one of the most often used bullrings in Andalucia and continues to host corridas (bullfights) several times per year.

The bullring itself is often ignored by visitors to Andalucia due to its lack of fame, however this is a mistake for anyone with a genuine interest in architecture or the art of bullfighting. In fact the Plaza de Toros in Antequera is a very attractive building, and is surrounded by beautiful parklands close to the centre of the city.

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Architecturally, Antequera’s bullring is built using locally manufactured bricks, with a facade of white painted walls, and post-independence lintels above the doors. Inside, the rueda isn’t large, though the yellow sand is always immaculately smoothed out.

Dating from 1848, the structure was rebuilt in 1984, in a style that reflects the city’s diverse architectural influences, and is considered one of the most attractive bullrings in Spain. The Plaza de Toros in Antequera is a prime example of a classic bull ring. It has a seating capacity of 8,200 people.

Antequera Bullring Photos

There is an excellent museum of bullfighting within the structure under the seats, which dare we say it, is often considered better than the RMR museum in Ronda. Numerous momentoes from former heroes of the art are on display, including a bronze statue by Sánchez Panadero and Clemente entitled ‘El Tiro de Mulillas‘ (Mules dragging out a bull).

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Bullfighting in Ronda

The Ronda style of bullfighting is rumored to have originated by accident in Ronda’s Philip II’s Centre for Horsemanship when a gentleman training on horse was unseated in the path of a bull they used to train officers in horsemanship.

A local man, Francisco Romero distracted the bull on foot using his hat, thus securing both the life of the aristocrat, and inventing a new form of bullfighting perfected by his grandson, Pedro Romero (1754-1839).

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Reservatauro Ronda

Love it or hate it, bullfighting is an important part of Spanish heritage with most people only learning about it from a short visit to a bullring. Reservatauro Ronda has changed that and allows people to see a more in depth perspective of bulls and bullfighting.

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You can book online by clicking the picture below. Just select your dates, language, how many people and book safely at Get Your Guide.

This is a working breeding farm of fighting bulls and pure Andalusian horses, located just 5 km from Ronda. It was created by the bullfighter Rafael Tejada. It is open to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to share in the lives of these fantastic animals throughout all their breeding stages and their fascinating selection process, as well as interact with them.

You can also reserve entry tickets over at Viator here.

Reservatauro offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the environment of the “king of the meadow”. During the tour, you’ll be guided by professionals who will teach you about various aspects of bull keeping, the selective breeding process, and provide you with the chance to observe the bulls up close. You’ll also have the chance to see erales and mother cows with their newborn calves. Furthermore, you can admire the fantastic herd of horses and their foals, born in the spring, while also observing the fauna and flora of the Serranía de Ronda.

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The Caminito del Rey

Find tickets for the Caminito del Rey: https://www.caminodelrey.es/

Wildside Holidays – Spain

Take a trip on the Wildside! Discover the wildlife and nature of Spain, its Natural and National Parks and find the top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies.

Iberia Nature Forum

Struggling with identifying those bugs and beasties? Why not check out the Iberia nature Forum!

Discover the Iberia Nature Forum – Environment, geography, nature, landscape, climate, culture, history, rural tourism and travel.

Plaza de Toros, Malaga

The Malaga bullring, known by Spaniards as the Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta, sits close to the main beach in Malaga city, giving the entire area its name. The Plaza de Toros can’t be missed as it is visible from Paseo de Reding, the main street connecting Malaga with her eastern villages in the Axarquia.

Built between 1874 and 1876, the structure is hexadecimal (a 16 sided polygon), has a central rueda of 52m, and after the renovations of 2010 can now accommodate 14,000 fans.

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