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What too see in Ronda

This list of what to see in Ronda is perfect for getting familiarized with one of the most charming cities in Andalusia and Spain, which we are sure will exceed all your expectations.

Located at the top of a plateau cut by an imposing gorge more than 150 meters high and surrounded by the fantastic natural environment of the Serranía de Ronda, known as the dream city of Andalusia, it stands out for its ancient history and extensive heritage.

In this post, we will provide you a suggested itinerary for what to see in Ronda, and make sure you make the most of your visit.

Puente Nuevo

Unquestionably, this bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Ronda. It was built in the 18th century and it was the tallest in the world until 1839.

From the bridge, we will have stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside. The landscape looks like something out of a fairy tale.

Puente Viejo

Built-in the 16th century to join the old medina with the new quarter of the city.

Alcazaba

The Alcazaba is a Moorish fortress that dates back to the 8th century. It is one of the best-preserved Moorish castles in Spain and offers stunning views of the city. The Alcazaba is a large complex that includes towers, courtyards, and gardens.

Real Maestranza de Caballería

A bullring that is one of the oldest in Spain. Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway would write about the many events that materialized here.
But the bullring is not only about bullfighting tradition, did you know that Madonna recorded a video here? Go to YouTube and watch Take a Bow.

Arab Bath

The Islamic heritage is very present in the city, as confirmed by the Arab baths, which stand as one of the best preserved in Spain.
Following the example of Roman baths, the enclosure has a cold room, a warm room, and a hot room, which were used for the purification of the bodies before entering the Medina and for the social relations of the locals.

Mondragon Palace

A building that mixes Mudejar and Renaissance architecture worth a stop if you visit Ronda.
Its origin undoubtedly seems Islamic, based on the structure that the Mudejar palace will acquire.
Of the building, of harmonious beauty as a whole, it is worth highlighting in its interior the splendid coffered ceiling that covers the Noble Hall, a true jewel of the Mudejar tradition.

Cuenca Gardens

A set of viewpoints located on stepped terraces on the ledge of the Tajo de Ronda, between the Puente Nuevo and the Puente Viejo.

Casa Rey Moro

The Casa del Rey Moro is a unique monument for its historical interest regarding its Key location in the history of the Reconquest and the defense of Ronda throughout the centuries.

Just like a treasure box, the monument has different interesting places to discover. The house, the gardens, and also the water mine.

Mercadillo Quarter

The Barrio del Mercadillo is a charming old quarter with narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and traditional Andalusian shops.

Tips for visiting Ronda:

  • The best time to visit Ronda is during the spring or fall when the weather is mild.
  • If you’re visiting during the summer, be prepared for hot weather.
  • Ronda is a popular tourist destination, so it’s best to book your accommodation and activities in advance, especially if you’re visiting during the peak season.

Ronda is a city that is sure to leave you with lasting memories. With its stunning views, rich history, and vibrant culture, Ronda is a must-visit destination for any traveler to Andalusia.

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