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Ronda

Known for Tour, Sightseeing and Historical Building

Visit the feast of architectural treasures that stand on either side of a spectacular gorge in this hilltop town in Andalusia.

How do you get to Ronda?

Famous for bullfighting, historic architecture and breathtaking views, Ronda is a popular destination for a visit when touring Andalusia. First settled in the Neolithic Age, the town has passed through the hands of the Celts, Romans and Moors, with each culture leaving an influence on the striking townscape. Appreciate Ronda’s setting in the Serranía de Ronda region, surrounded by dramatic escarpments, river valleys and rolling hills.

Start your discovery of Ronda at Puente Nuevo, an 18th-century bridge connecting the Moorish old town, La Ciudad, with the new town, El Mercadillo. Gaze over the town’s rooftops and down the craggy ravines of the 394-foot-deep (120-meter) El Tajo Gorge. Paths lead down from the bridge into the heart of the gorge and to riverside trails.

Walk south from Puente Nuevo and explore La Ciudad’s atmospheric streets. Find picturesque squares, including Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, decorated by monuments such as the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. See displays about Ronda’s history at Mondragón Palace and an Aladdin’s cave of curious exhibits at Museo Lara. Gaze up at Puerta de Almocábar, the one-time gateway to an ancient castle, and tour the well-preserved Arab Baths.

North of Puente Nuevo is Plaza de España, El Mercadillo’s main square. Ernest Hemingway brought international fame to the square by describing it in his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. Visit Plaza de Toros, one of Spain’s most revered bullrings, and browse bullfighting memorabilia at the Ronda Bullring Museum. Enjoy additional memorable views from Mirador de Aldehuela and Cuenca Gardens.

Browse the antique shops, boutiques, bookstores and fashion outlets on Carretera Espinel, known locally as La Bola. Dine on delicious tapas, sample Andalusian wines and watch a flamenco show at the bars and restaurants around Plaza Carmen Abela.

Reach Ronda by flying to Malagá International Airport and catching a bus or renting a car from there. Alternatively, get here from Algeciras via a train journey, which travels through splendid mountain scenery and along the El Tajo Gorge.

Things to do in Ronda

This impressive feat of architecture offers sweeping views of El Tajo Gorge, Ronda’s townscape and a countryside of patchwork fields and rolling mountains.

Peer down the sheer cliffs of this dramatic gorge and stroll along the banks of Río Guadalevín. Appreciate the views from a historic bridge or scenic train ride.

Browse bullfighting memorabilia, a collection of antique weapons at the Plaza de Toros and artwork by famed artists, such as Francisco de Goya.

From bullfighting memorabilia to timepieces and witchcraft, this private collection of weird and wonderful artifacts will leave you impressed and amazed.

Once the main entrance to a 13th-century fortress, this colossal gateway now serves as reminder of Ronda’s former defense system.

Visit one of Spain’s oldest and most-revered bullrings, which has a museum of bullfighting memorabilia and hosts a bullfight during a week-long festival.

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Travel through Ronda, one of the oldest towns in Spain—its historical remains date back to settlements in the Neolithic Age. Meet your friendly and knowledgeable local guide, and travel through some of the city's most prominent landmarks, including its famous bullring.

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Travel through the ancient Andalusian kingdoms of Castille and Granada while reveling in the area's breathtaking landscapes, history, and traditions. This tour takes you on a journey to the famed White Villages of Andalusia and mountaintop city of Ronda for sights you won't soon forget.

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