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Ronda Bullring

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day18

    We had a 9:30 a.m. bus to catch so I felt it would be wise to take a taxi to the station to avoid the morning rush hour crowds, and John didn’t argue with me. Surprisingly, the streets were quiet and I noticed that the buses were empty. I concluded that the Spanish aren’t morning people because they eat and drink late into the evening on any day of the week. Also, sunrise isn’t until 8:40 so it is always tough to get out of bed when it is still dark outside. Our 130 km bus ride was uneventful except before leaving the bus station John decided to go to the bathroom and got back a minute before departure time! Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading your own luggage so I had a real struggle with his 50 pound suitcase.

    The scenery along the two lane narrow highway was pretty with green, rolling hills. We passed several spandex-clad cyclists so this must be a popular route for biking road trips. On arrival in Ronda our hotel was a 20 minute walk. The Catalonia Ronda was a splurge at $120 but we were assigned a two room suite with a view of the hills and bull ring. It has been our nicest hotel so far.

    Ronda has a population of 34,000 and is one of the largest white hill towns, where most of the buildings are whitewashed. Although the town appears to be flat, we walked across the street to an area called the New Bridge and discovered that the town is actually clinging to the walls of a canyon. It was such an amazing sight to see. The sun was shining; it was 23 degrees; and there were two buskers, one playing the harp and the other a guitar and pan flute. What a way to make a good first impression!
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  • Day18

    Ronda - gorge....ous!!

    January 17 in Spain

    We walked around town admiring the historic buildings and homes. The ravine divides the old Moorish town with the newer town. John wasn’t used to the heat but easily found many resting spots. Although Ronda was very tourist-laden, we were happy we had included it in our itinerary.

  • Day19

    A very long name for the bullring, which was across the street from our hotel. We took an audio-guided tour of the bullring and museum, which was more interesting than we had expected. Ronda is the birthplace of modern bullfighting and this was the first purpose-built space for fighting bulls in the world, built in 1784. It can seat 5,000 spectators and is the largest ring size in Spain, although it felt a lot smaller than I had pictured. The bullring only has one fight per year, in early September for the annual fair. Neither of us would have been interested in seeing a bullfight anyway!

    There was a long hike at the base of the gorge that we had considered doing but John had enough activity for the day and I had come down with a chest cold. John had a cold a few days ago with just minor sniffles. Living in close quarters it was inevitable that John would share his germs. We can escape the extreme cold at home but not the common cold virus!
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  • Day6

    Plaza de Toros de Ronda

    October 28, 2015 in Spain

    Natürlich machen wir uns am Abend noch auf, Ronda zu erkunden. Ronda gehört zu den weißen Dörfern Andalusiens und ist das größte dieser Dörfer. Es ist auch die Wiege des modernen Stierkampfes, so dass uns der erste Weg in die Stierkampfarena von Ronda führt. Die Stallungen sehen wir nur aus der Ferne, das angeschlossene Museum ist ganz nett. Die Arena selbst ist aber tatsächlich recht sehenswert.

    Zum Abschluß des Tages bummeln wir noch kurz durch die mittlerweile erleuchtete Innenstadt, bevor wir zum Abendessen in unseren hübschen Parador zurückkehren.
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