Ronda, a plateau split by a deep rocky ravine, Spain

Ronda is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia, capable of leaving everyone speechless. In Ronda you will get one of the most typical photo of travel around Andalusia.

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Ronda is one of the oldest cities in Spain with a history dotted with outlaws, bandits, guerrillas and rebels. Its spectacular location at the top of the El Tajo gorge carved by the Guadalevin torrent and its reputation as the largest pueblo blanco in Andalusia have made it one of the most popular destinations in Spain.

Worth a visit

The Bullring of the Royal Cavalry

Next door to the Tourist Office in Paseo Blas Infante, is the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry, one of the oldest and grandest in Spain. Inside it you can visit the Bullfighting Museum and the collection of antique firearms.

The Mirador de los viajeros románticos del Puente Nuevo

The most famous spot in Ronda is the 98-metre high Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) , which also has a Visitors’ Museum. Take your camera ready because the views from the gorge are spectacular.

The Museo del bandolero

When you plan what to see in Ronda or what sights to see, the Museum of the Bandit is a must see, as it is the center of more information on this subject: banditry in Andalusia. The Museo del Bandolero consists of five rooms: ‘Romantic travellers and documentation’, ‘Living banditry’, ‘Famous bandits’, ‘Those who followed the trail – Guardia Civil’ and a room called ‘Weapons and written testimonies’, all full of incalculable historical facts about bandits, smugglers, etc.

The Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor

The construction of this church have begun after the reconquest of the square by Christian troops in 1486, and two different architectural styles can be distinguished in it. Its execution have passed more than two centuries that the works lasted.

A stroll through the historic quarter

During your walk, don’t overlook buildings such as the Mondragon Palace or the Casa del Gigante both of Moorish origin. It is also worth stopping at the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, home to the church of Santa María la Mayor and the Town Hall.

You can end your walk at one of the ancient access points to the city, the Puerta de Almocábar.

Puerta de Almocábar

Built in the 13th century, it was modified during the reign of Charles V. It consists of three successive gates and two semicircular side towers that were used to house the guard. Its name comes from the Arabic ‘Al-maqabir‘, as it is located near the old Muslim cemetery.

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Interesting facts

The city of Ronda captured the interest of writers such as Hemingway, a bullfighting enthusiast, Joyce and many others, including Orson Welles, who decided to have his ashes scattered around the city.

Have a nice stroll in Ronda!

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