Matador Statues at Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Spain - Encircle Photos

27 Matador Statues at Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Spain

These statues outside of the Plaza de Toros honor two accomplished matadors. On the right is Antonio Ordoñez. From 1951 until 1968, he faced over 3,000 bulls. He was also a longtime friend of Orson Wells whose ashes were scattered on Antonio’s ranch. Earnest Hemingway wrote about him in “The Dangerous Summer.” On the left is his father, Cayetano Ordoñez. Nicknamed El Niño de la Palma, he was not only a famous torero but also the owner of the Ronda Bullring. Earnest Hemingway studied him as a surrogate for Pedro Romero for the 1926 novel, “The Sun Also Rises.”

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Calle Virgen de la Paz, 15, 29400 Ronda, Spain

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