The bullfighting nun

If you are reading this post, it means that you were as curious as I was to learn about a bullfighting nun. In 1766, a nun that had joined the convent more out of necessity than conviction, was called upon to assist the Doctor of the Ronda bullring and was so impressed by what she saw that she became a bullfighter. María, as she was called, was not very successful in her new chosen career and after a couple of years, she returned to the convent. The nun was from the village of Gaucin in the mountains of Malaga (Spain), a charming white village only 30 minutes from Estepona and the coast. Just walk along its narrow streets, go up to the castle and have some wine and tapas in the terrace of Bar Casa Antonia (Plaza del Santo Niño). There are two hotels that I recommend: Hotel Hacienda La Herriza and Hotel Caballo Andaluz (see also my previous posts about these two hotels).

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