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Plaza de Toros in Sevilla

Bullfighting has a proud history and tradition in Andalucia, and no more so than in Sevilla where the Plaza de Toros is still used to this day. Owned by the Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, the Plaza de Toros in Sevilla competes with Ronda for the title of oldest bullring in Spain.

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Plaza de Toros in Sevilla

Before construction was completed, bullfights in Sevilla would take place in the Plaza de San Francisco in a rectangular shaped arena specially erected and then dismantled for each corrida.

Designed by Francisco Sanchez de Aragon and Pedro y Vicente de San Martin, the current plaza is built was completed in the mid 1880s from stone and brick, and then renovated again in the 20th century by the renowned architect Anibal Gonzalez who also designed Plaza de España in the city.

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Unusually, Sevilla’s Plaza de Toros isn’t a perfect circle as is more common, with the rueda actually being more oval in shape. Many visitors don’t notice this at ground level, but the shape is clearly seen from above, for example by climbing the Giralda tower in the cathedral.

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Within the enclosure is housed the Real Maestranza, a chivalric order created originally as a military cavalry, the museum dedicated to bulfighting, and a chapel used by the toreros to pray before entering and leaving the ring.

During the April feria in Sevilla is when the most popular fights of the calendar are seen, with tickets sometimes selling for many hundreds of Euros.

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Top 10 places to visit in Ronda During Your Stay

What is Ronda known for?

Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Europe, people have lived in the district for more than 30,000 years, and Ronda has been occupied for 9,000 years. So, If you’re planning to visit Ronda here are our top 10 places to visit in Ronda During Your Stay.

Ronda is a small city, and almost everything is within 500m of the Puento Nuevo (new bridge)

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Plaza de Toros (Bullring) in Ronda

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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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“Las Enganches” Horse and Carriage Show – Goyesca Ronda

Every year, usually on the Sunday morning following the big Corrida, the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda and the Real Club de Enganches de Andalucía hold a competition to pick the best horse and carriage.

The prizes aren’t significant, no more than a few hundred Euros, but the honour of being awarded the Champion of Champions Trophy at this event far outweighs any other prize on offer at the other provincial Ferías.

Several classes of carriage are judged, starting with single horse carriages, all the way to six horse teams arranged three across. Carriages fall into two and four wheel classes, covered and uncovered, and are usually in immaculate condition. Carriage owners take great pride in the appearance of their carriages, the horses, harnesses, and of course themselves. Click the “continue reading” to see images and video of the horse and carriage show. Continue reading “Las Enganches” Horse and Carriage Show – Goyesca Ronda

Costa del Sol Day Trips to Ronda

Spain, and in particular the Costa del Sol, is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, and from Marbella, Puerto Banus, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Mijas Costa, Fuengirola, San Pedro, Málaga or Estepona Ronda is only a short drive, between 45 minutes and 1hr 15minutes away, and is rated one of THE must-see destinations in Spain.

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