Top 10 Things to do in Ronda, Spain 2017




TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN RONDA, SPAIN 2017

Welcome to Ronda the City of dreams!

Ronda one of the Enchanted and most visited town in Andalucia, located at the mountaintop of the Malaga province, where the city set dramatically above a deep gorge with ancient moorish and roman architecture. 

Ronda is the home of bullfighting and winery tasting. In 9th century Ronda was already a favourite destination of travellers, international artist and writers, described as one of the most romantic place in the world. The famous American writers Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda in La Ciudad, both are inspired and wrote about Ronda's beauty and famous bullfighting traditions, their collective accounts has contributed to Ronda's popularity over the time.

Below are the Top 10 things to do in Ronda Spain:

1. PUENTE NUEVO ( NEW BRIDGE )



Puente Nuevo or the New Bridge is the largest of three bridges that span the 120 meter (309ft) deep chasm that carries the Guadalevin river and divides the city of Ronda. Built in stone masonry in 1759-1793 took 34 years to build. 

Address & Direction -  Calle Armiñan, s/n 29400 Ronda, Spain 
Located in the heart of the City.


2. BALCÓN DEL COÑO & MIRADOR DE ALDEHUELA VIEWPOINTS




The spectacular viewpoint of the city and best place to watch sunset, it views the gorge, Puente Nuevo and sorrounding countryside. The viewpoint was named in honour of the architect José Martin de Aldehuela, who also built the Puente Nuevo and the bullring.

Address & Direction - Calle Armiñan, 1, 29400 Ronda, Malaga, Spain
Located in the heart of the City.


3. JARDINES DE CUENCA



Enchanted garden with a series of steps and terraces, it views the El Tajo gorge and Puente Nuevo. Built in 1975 named after Ronda's sister City of Cuenca.

Address & Direction - Calle Escolleras 1, 29400 Ronda, Malaga, Spain


4. PALACIO DEL REY MORO y LA MINA 




Palacio del Rey Moro y La Mina or Palace of the Moorish King and water mine. The Palace was Built in 18th century but never the home of a moorish king and the building is not open to the public but the visitors can wander the gardens and explore the water mine built In 14 century with 236 steps down to the bottom of Rio Guadalevin river.

Opens - Monday - Sunday @ 10am - 8pm
Admission fee - 5€
Address & Direction - Calle Cuenca de Santo Domingo 9, 29400, Ronda, Malaga


5. BAÑOS ÁRABES



Baños Árabes or Arab baths is considered the best preserved moorish baths in Spain. Built in 13th century, located in the old arab quarter of the city, known as the San Miguel quarter, just outside La Ciudad. The baths were built the Arroyo de las Culebras ( snakes stream ) a source of spring water, the complex has cold, warm and hot which has perfectly preserved water wheel from moorish era.

Opening hours - Mon-Fri 10am-6pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
Admission fee - 3.50€
Address & Direction - Calle Molino de Alarcón s/n. Just outside la La Cuidad approx. 10-15 mins. Walk down to puente viejo to baños árabes.


6. PLAZA DE TOROS ( BULLRING )



Plaza de Toros or Bullring in Ronda was built in 1785 by architect Martin Aldehuela, one of the oldest and most beautiful bullring in Spain. Bullfighting is the most  traditional of Spanish fiestas, spanish people consider them an art forms, which are intimately linked with their country's history, art and culture.

Admission fee - 6.50€ , 8€  audio guide.
Address & Direction - Calle Virgen de la Paz 15, 29400 Ronda, Spain
Located in the heart of the City.


7. ARAB WALLS AND CITY GATES



Ronda has been one of Andalucia's most impregnable cities, due that the city is located at the top of rocky hill, has given the city a strong strategic as well defensive value to its series of city walls and gates, built by moors during islamic era.

Puerta de Almocábar - Plazuela Arquitecto Fransisco Pons Sorolla, s/n Ronda Malaga.


8. PLAZA DEL SOCORRO



Plaza del Socorro is one of the popular plazaz in Ronda with numbers of cafe's, bar's,  and restaurant's,  where you can sit and relax. 

Address & Direction -  Plaza del Socorro 29400 Ronda, Malaga ( opposite  side of Mirador de Aldehuela)


9. CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT



Church of the holy spirit, built in 16th century in gothic and Renaissance style, created by the Catholic monarcas on the top erstwhile mosque in the upper quarter. It was consecrated to the sancti spiritus to commemorate the day on which the city was taken.

Address & Direction - Calle Espirito Santo 15, 29400 Ronda, Malaga ( near Almocabar gateway )

Opening hours - Mon-Sat 10am-2pm
Admission fee - 1€


10. WINE TASTING & VINEYARD TOUR



Ronda is not all about history and culture, it also home of fantastic wineries.
Below are the top wineries in Ronda.

* Descalzos Viejos S.L
Address & Contacts - Partido de los Molinos, s/n 29400 Ronda, Malaga
Call 952 87 46 96 or visit official webiste for more info. www.descalzosviejos.com

*Bodega Joaquin Fernandez
Address & Contacts -  Paraje los Frontones, s/n 29400 Ronda, Malaga
Call 951 16 60 43 or visit official website for more info. www.bodegajf.es

*Wines Chinchilla/Bodega Felisa
Address & Contacts - Cordel del Puerto Alquejical,s/n 29400 Ronda, Malaga
Call 952 70 92 26 or visit official website for more info. chichillawine.com


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August 29, 2017 at 6:23 AM delete

Ahhhhhhh!!!! Espña! It remains on my bucketlist... someday i'll get to visit you. Will bookmark this for future reference. Thank you for the ideas!!!


God Bless!
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August 29, 2017 at 1:05 PM delete

Your welcome! 😊 Spain is waiting for you soon! 😊

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September 5, 2017 at 1:52 AM delete

I would go to the ancient bath first! Something more exting than modern saunas.

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September 5, 2017 at 4:31 AM delete

Amazing images and brill information. It looks like a truly beautiful place which is definitely giving me wanderlust so you've obviously done something right :P Keen to read some more of your stuff x

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September 5, 2017 at 1:37 PM delete

Amazing pictures! These look like beautiful places! I hope I will get to visit here one day - star harford

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