Ronda, a getaway in Andalusia

With some of the most impressive natural landscapes and a rich culture, Ronda is crowned as one of the most beautiful and visited villages in all of Spain. Join us on this tour and discover which places you cannot miss on your next visit to Ronda.

Ronda is a small town that belongs to the autonomous community of Andalucía, It is located northeast of the province of Malaga and is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Those who have had the fortune to visit it and see its impressive landscapes and history can better understand this magnetic attraction.

If you want to spend a few different days, full of adventure and lots of natural beauty, Ronda must be your next destination. Despite being a town with just 35,000 inhabitants, there are many things it has to offer to its visitors.

Ronda, a lovely town

1. Mondragón Palace

Mondragon Palace - Brankinha / Flickr.com

This spectacular palace was built by King Abomelik in the year 1314 and later it was used by the kings Isabel and Fernando as residence.

To know the palace of Mondragón is to move in timeIt is perfectly preserved and walking through its halls, halls and courtyards is witnessing history in the first person. In this palace there is also the Municipal Museum, where you can learn much more about the history of Ronda.

2. Bullring of Ronda

Bullring in Ronda - tonisalado

Ronda is one of the most famous towns for its bullfighting hobby and, share it or not, knowing the bullring of the Real Maestranza is almost a must for any tourist.

This square is one of the oldest in Spain, was built in 1785 by the architect José Martín de Aldehuela and has a capacity for 5,000 spectators. This imposing bullring has a museum and guided tours, do you dare to know it?

3. Palace of the Moorish King and the Mine

Palace of the Moorish King - Artur Bogacki

To know the palace of King Moro and the Mine is to get into the history of Ronda and its legends. It is said that in this palace lived King Almonated, who is said to have drank wine directly from the skull of his enemies, truth or legend? The veracity of this story has not yet been proven, although there are those who claim that the king never really lived here.

The gardens of this spectacular palace overlook the Mine, a staircase with 231 steps that leads to the river. In ancient times, the Mine was the only source of fresh water in the city, so slaves were forced to climb the steps carrying heavy containers with water. This situation prompted the Christian troops to force entry to Ronda in 1485.

Ronda, history and tradition

4. New Bridge

Ronda Bridge - Marques

This is one of the oldest and most famous buildings in Ronda. The construction of this bridge lasted forty-two years, ending in 1793. Visiting it is to enjoy its spectacular architecture and the most impressive views of the Tajo de Ronda.

«We spot Ronda. It was embedded in the mountains, like a natural extension of the landscape and, in the sunlight, it seemed the most beautiful city in the world.

-Juan Goytisolo-

5. Ruins of Acinipo

On the outskirts of Ronda you can find one of the buildings (or what is left of it) testimony of the Roman settlement. It is a theater that dates from the first century after Christ.

6. Duchess Square of Parcent

Ronda - DANIELA WEINSTEIN

This square is one of the most picturesque in the city. The church of Santa María la Mayor is one of the buildings that stand out most in this place, which is full of monuments and history in every corner.

The construction of the church of Santa María la Mayor lasted more than 200 years. The fusion of Renaissance and Gothic styles delight locals and visitors who know this wonderful and impressive monument.

If you are a history lover and want to spend a few different days, delighting in the most impressive landscapes and the most imposing buildings, Ronda must be your next destination. A charming city, full of life, culture and history. A city that will make you fall in love from the first moment you meet her. Would you like to meet Ronda?

Video: Ronda Spain - A day trip to Ronda from Seville Andalusia (February 2020).

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