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Plaza del Socorro

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day21

    Diese Stierkampfarena wurde von 1783 bis 1789 vom Architekten José Martin de Aldehuela erbaut. Bereits vorher wurden hier Reitübungen durchgeführt, noch heute gibt es hier eine sehr bekannte Reitschule. Die aus Sandstein gebaute Arena hat eine runde Form mit einem Durchmesser von 66 m und hat Platz für 6000 Zuschauer. Unter den zwei Galerien, für Zuschauer uneinsehbar, sind die Gitterboxen für die wartenden Stiere und die Pferde.
    Ab dem 18. Jh entwickelten drei Generationen der Familie Romero, alle in Ronda geboren, die bis heute bestehenden Regeln des modernen Stierkampfes: Gebrauch des Tuches, Kampf des Toreros zu Fuß, Stil und Posen, alles bekannt unter dem Namen 'Escuela Rondeña' - Ronda-Schule.
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  • Day26

    Ronda

    July 1, 2017 in Spain

    We travelled today by car from Granada to Ronda. It was a long & somewhat edgy drive through Sierra Nevada, beautiful mountains & small roads. we landed safely at an Air BnB not far from the old town. In the late afternoon we wandered towards the old town and Puente Neuvo (New Bridge, built 1751-1793). Since our BnB lacked any cups or mugs, Annette had an excuse to buy one from a souvenir shop! Not that she really needed one...Read more

  • Day27

    Ronda

    July 2, 2017 in Spain

    Unfortunately Annette did not sleep at all at night. We are sure the owner mistook the toilet cleaning detergent with the washing powder. All our sheets, towels, really everything smelled so awful, by 3 am Annette decided to sleep on a chair outside the bedroom, with all the windows wide open. Unluckily for her, the Spanish promenaded & debated in very loud voices until 7am in the morning! Needless to say, today we've not been doing much. We inquired at a nearby Pension to get a room, but by the description of the reception staff, all hotel rooms receive a 'delightful' treatment of perfume! We determined that the best course was to strip down the bedding and stay put. We went to look at the Banos Arabes (built in the 13th and 14th centuries), then tried to catch up on lost sleep in the afternoon.Read more

  • Day28

    Ronda

    July 3, 2017 in Spain

    The day was topped off with a fabulous sunset stroll to the old town where we discovered a path that lead down to the bottom of the Puente Neuvo. The path quickly became a narrow dirt track with a very large drop on one side. Fearless, Annette charged on - disappearing in the distance. Eventually, and slowly, I caught up - for some truly spectacular views. Strangely, this track is not referred to in any guide book. Earlier in the day, we visited the Water Mine (used in Morrish times to draw water in the event of a siege), took in the high viewpoint from the local cathedral and went to Mondragon Palace (built in the 14th century for a Morrish King).Read more

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