Bullring of Malaga
Paseo Reding 8
Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. Closed at weekends.
Admission: free. Entrance fee museum: € 1.80
The bullring of Malaga, ‘La Malagueta’ is situated behind the beach of Malagueta in the centre of the La Malagueta district.
Construction began in 1874 under the direction of architect Joquin Rucoba, and lasted for two years.
The arena can accommodate a total of 14,000 people. The ring itself has a diameter of 52 metres. The sixteen-sided Plaza de Toros was built in what is known as Neo-Mudéjar style, a fairly recent, typically Spanish building style, inspired by the ancient Arabic architecture, particularly characteristic of Andalusia.
The Bullring of Malaga, ‘Plaza de Toros’ comprises the arena itself, four cattle enclosures, an equestrian centre, stables and stalls for horses and bulls, locker rooms for the bullfighters and even a hospital bay.
The arena is still used regularly, especially during national holidays, such as the festival week in August (Feria de Málaga) and during Holy Week (Semana Santa). The arena is also used for various other festivities and performances.
In an extension of the building, you will find the Museo Taurino Antonio Ordoñez, the bullfighting museum that gets its name from Antonio Ordoñez, a legendary and well-loved bullfighter from the famous Andalusian town of Ronda. Here you will find information about the traditions and history of bullfighting and you can take a look at many photos, torero clothing and other accessories.
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