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RondaSpain

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

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.

Top Hotels in Ronda

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Catalonia Ronda
Catalonia Ronda
4 out of 5
Avenida Virgen de la Paz, 16, Ronda, Malaga
The price is CA $158 per night

Located in the heart of Ronda, this spa hotel is steps from Ronda Bullring Museum and Puente Nuevo. Plaza de Toros and Circulo de Artistas are also within 5 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (430 reviews)
Nearly faultless

"Lovely and centrally located hotel, very spacious rooms, very clean. Small reception area, nice rooftop bar and restaurant. Feels closer to five stars in some ways. Great shower. Heated towel rack was appreciated. In the separate toilet/sink area, though, there was oddly no place to hang hand/face ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

Catalonia Ronda
Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel
Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel
4 out of 5
Calle Marques de Moctezuma 19, Ronda

Located in Old Town, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Unicaja Joaquin Peinado Museum and Puente Nuevo. Museo Lara and Ronda Museum are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (171 reviews)

"Beautiful San Gabriel Palace in Rota, the bedroom was small but it had everything in good conditions, good people and service"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020

Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel
Lewis and Peter apartments Los Remedios
Lewis and Peter apartments Los Remedios
3.5 out of 5
10 Calle Virgen de los Remedios, Ronda, Malaga
The price is CA $66 per night

Located in the heart of Ronda, this apartment building is steps away from Circulo de Artistas and Puente Nuevo. Plaza de Toros and Ronda Bullring Museum are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (146 reviews)

"great location, quiet and 2 bedrooms. walkable and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2020

Lewis and Peter apartments Los Remedios

Popular places to visit in Ronda

Puente Nuevo
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Puente Nuevo

5/5(14 reviews)

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

El Tajo Gorge
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El Tajo Gorge

5/5(8 reviews)

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.

Ronda Bullring Museum
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Ronda Bullring Museum

4.5/5(3 reviews)

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

Museo Lara
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Museo Lara

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

Plaza de Toros
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Plaza de Toros

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.

Puerta de Almocabar
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Puerta de Almocabar

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

Top things to do in Ronda

White Villages & Ronda Full Day Trip from Seville
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White Villages & Ronda Full Day Trip from Seville

CA $123
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas - Full Day Tour
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Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas - Full Day Tour

CA $68
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Ronda small group walking tour
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Ronda small group walking tour

CA $39
Per adult
Private Tour of Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas from Cadiz
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Private Tour of Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas from Cadiz

CA $621
Per adult
White Villages and Ronda in two days
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White Villages and Ronda in two days

CA $303
Per adult
Ronda Transfer Tours
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Ronda Transfer Tours

CA $316
Per adult

Reviews of Ronda

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 20, 2020

The drive from Seville to Ronda was a 10/10.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 22, 2019

Loved this hotel and City

5/5 - Excellent

Spain_traveller

Oct 16, 2019

Small town with gorgeous mountain views, fairly off the beaten path until the tour buses moved in for Flamenco night (Friday), bull ring museum was very interesting.

5/5 - Excellent

KevinF

Sep 4, 2019

Ronda is a beautiful place. A must see for anyone travelling Southern Spain.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 8, 2019

Staying one night Ronda was priceless! You SHOULD do that!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 2, 2019

The bull’s tail dinner I had at Hermanos Macias was excellent. The tourism office is near the hotel. I bought tickets for a Spanish guitar concert at the Guitar House and to a Flamenco show.