Ronda is a magical, incomparable and unforgettable city. We need to know how to appreciate everything that surrounds this city, because there are not many places in the world that could be compared with the historical, the artistic and the natural wealth of Ronda.
Ronda has preserved intact by a supernatural way all the essence of what was once in the past. If you don’t believe that you can travel back in the time, it’s because you’ve never been in Ronda yet. Some celebrities like Orson Welles or Michelle Obama, have already admired the beauty of Ronda.
Located on the interior of the Málaga province, and surrounded by idyllic views and landscapes, Ronda is a complete destination that offer us history, nature and folklore.
But for sure, you are wondering what are you going to find in your visit to Ronda. So pay attention, because we are going to give you all the information you need.
What to visit in Ronda
The first thing you must do on your trip to this beautiful town is visit the New Bridge. This is situated on the Tajo de Ronda, and is linking the two sides of an amazing steep gorge. All the houses in this area are hanging, peeping out on the ravine, wich has more than 120 meters high. If you like photography, we’re going to give you a tip: the best postcard of the bridge is to see it from below.
Another highlight of Ronda is the Bullring of the Real Maestranza. This is considered the oldest building for modern bullfighting. Inside, you can also find a very curious museum in honor to the mosts importants bullfighting families of Ronda: the Romeros and the Ordóñez.
Something important about ronda is its arab heritage. An example of this period is the Moor King’s Palace or the arab baths, considered one of the best preserved of Spain. Moreover, related to this Arab past, we find one of the most mysterious places in Ronda: La Mina. It consist in an Islamic complex that is descended by a staircase of more than 200 steps. In its interior you will also find intiguing galleries.
Explore the historic center through its churches such as Santa María la Mayor or the Palace of Mondragón, where is located the municipal archaeological museum. In it you can find important examples of Roman and Arab tombs.
Near Ronda you can also find the Reservatauro, a biosphere reserve surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves. The brave bull here is selected by man for his character. The bulls live in great conditions, and reproducing naturally. When the cows can no longer reproduce, they do not sacrifice them, they prefer to keep the calves. Seeing is believing.
Finally, we must mention the gastronomy and the night walks around Ronda, for sure, an unforgettable experience. So go ahead and do not miss the opportunity to visit Ronda, the dreamed city.