Pedro Romero Feria & Corrida Goyesca – 22nd to 6th September 2015

The first week in September is the one time of year when Rondeños really let their hair down and everything comes to a stop for the week long party known as the Feria de Pedro Romero.

Although the weeks festivities start on the 22nd of August the big weekend of bullfighting and parades is the Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September. (The parade of carriages at 12 pm on Sunday 6th)

IMPORTANT: If you want to stay in Ronda to experience the feria and all it has to offer then don’t delay in booking your hotel. Use the booking form to the right as soon as possible! Places will already be limited!

There is a full program of event (in Spanish) here and the dates of events are on page 45.

Tickets for bullfights and further information here…

Most of the streets surrounding the Plaza del Socorro become pedestrian only as bars bring their kegs and counters into the street for the hordes who want to party. The last two days of the feria coincide with one of the highlights of the Spanish bullfighting calendar, the Corrida Goyesca. Continue reading Pedro Romero Feria & Corrida Goyesca – 22nd to 6th September 2015

“Las Enganches” Horse and Carriage Show – Goyesca Ronda

Every year, usually on the Sunday morning following the big Corrida, the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda and the Real Club de Enganches de Andalucía hold a competition to pick the best horse and carriage.

The prizes aren’t significant, no more than a few hundred Euros, but the honour of being awarded the Champion of Champions Trophy at this event far outweighs any other prize on offer at the other provincial Ferías.

Several classes of carriage are judged, starting with single horse carriages, all the way to six horse teams arranged three across. Carriages fall into two and four wheel classes, covered and uncovered, and are usually in immaculate condition. Carriage owners take great pride in the appearance of their carriages, the horses, harnesses, and of course themselves. Click the “continue reading” to see images and video of the horse and carriage show. Continue reading “Las Enganches” Horse and Carriage Show – Goyesca Ronda

Ronda, the city of dreams

rondatoday-header1Welcome to one of Spain’s most visited cities (and for good reason.) Our little city is very compact and in fact from arriving in Ronda, to seeing the Real Maestranza bullring, the Puente Nuevo and El Tajo gorge, the many beautiful churches, our museums, or the wonderful coffee shops and tapas bars, we have it all within a short 30 minute walk.

If you’re only in Ronda for one day be sure to read our Michelle Obama tour of Ronda, but if you’re likely to be here for two days or more, then our most popular walks include the walk to the Virgen de la Cabeza, or Mr Henderson’s Railway Walk. Of course, most visitors need at least 2 or 3 days to see everything because a lot can be packed into your time in Ronda. A walking tour of Ronda is a pleasant and enjoyable way to spend a lazy few hours, almost everything you could want to see in Ronda is no more than 200-300 metres from the new bridge.
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Hotel Aire de Ronda **

The Aire De Ronda is located in the popular and historic Padre Jesus district of Ronda, and is only a short walk to the Puente Arabe and Arab Baths. The hotel is designed on bespoke lines, and is more reminiscent of a Bed and Breakfast than a hotel with only three rooms, assuring peace and quiet during your stay.

All rooms are decorated individually and with elegance in mind, and are all equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access, en suite bathroom, bathrobes, and comfortable furnishings.

An interior courtyard and garden in the hotel provides a great place for guests to relax. The hotel restaurant provides a seasonal menu of modern cuisine, and is able to make tapas or sandwiches on request. A bar is also available, and the front desk is manned 24 hours for the convenience of guests.

Check out prices and more information for this hotel here.

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Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas, Benaojan **

The eleven room Molino Cuatro Paradas is a small rural hotel with its own unique charm.  This hotel is located at the southern edge of  the Sierra de Grazalema natural park making it an ideal destination for tourists who want to be close to nature.

Also, the Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas is within 10 minutes of Ronda via car making it easy for guests to visit the popular and historic sites in the culture-rich town.

The rooms of the hotel have terraces giving guests a good vantage point to enjoy the scenery around the hotel, including the mountains towering above. All rooms include an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, coffee or tea making facilities, and some have their own private balcony.

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Iglesia de Santa Cecilia

Dating from 1663, the Iglesia de los Trinitarios Descalzos as it was first known, was the third home of the Order of Descalzed Nuns of Ronda, who nowadays are located in the convent attached to the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced.

The plaza in front of the church, Plaza Los Descalzos, still retains the name of the order. An older Christian chapel, the “Ermita del Cristo de las Penas o Peñas” occupied this site from mid 16th century, being demolished to make way for the church you see today. In 1836 the Descalzed Order vacated the church and convent, and a school was established on the site using the church as their chapel. Continue reading Iglesia de Santa Cecilia

Hotel Molino, Ronda ***

The Molino hotel is one of the newest establishments in the city of Ronda, has been awarded three stars, and is designed with modern flair. Situated in the town center amongst Ronda’s history and culture, the hotel creates an interesting contrast with its surroundings, and the modern design brings with it modern amenities.

The Molino has its own café bar open daily for guests, and front desk staff are both friendly and knowledgeable making it easy for guests to plan their itinerary in Ronda. Reception is also open 24 hours for visitors who arrive late or need to leave early for the airport.

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Aside from the usual tourist activities enjoyed by guest in Ronda, the Hotel Molino is also close to authentic Spanish bars and curio shops, as well, the bus station is only two blocks away. Continue reading Hotel Molino, Ronda ***

Top 10 places to visit in Ronda During Your Stay

Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Europe, people have lived in the district for more than 30,000 years, and Ronda has been occupied for 9,000 years.

If you’re planning to visit Ronda here are the top things to do to help you enjoy your holiday. Ronda is a small city, and almost everything is within 500m of the Puento Nuevo bridge. Tourist office maps are printed in Spanish, English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian.

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Moorish Ronda 711 till 1066

In 711 AD, an Arab prince named Musa Ben Nusayr conquered most of Iberia and parts of southern France for the Ummayad Caliphate. A captain in the Berber army, Zaide Ben Kesadi El Sebseki, realising the importance of Ronda as a fortress managed to negotiate a peaceful surrender of the city in August of that year, and henceforth Ronda was known as Izn-Rand Onda which in the Arabic of the day meant “City of the Castle”, and became capital of the Cora of Takurunna of the Córdoba Emirate. Continue reading Moorish Ronda 711 till 1066

Hotel Don Javier, Ronda ***

The Hotel Don Javier is described as being in the heart of the new town, and this is most certainly true, positioned as it is on Calle José Aparicio, directly across from the bullring, and just a short walk away from all of the major tourist spots in town.

For guests looking to splurge on shopping, the popular Calle La Bola begins across the street from the hotel entrance. Banks, clothing, shoes, jewelry and much more are all within two minute walking distance.

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The Hotel Don Javier has a 24-hour front desk ready to attend to guests needs, as well as restaurant and bar with outdoor seating (weather permitting). The menu is authentically local. Continue reading Hotel Don Javier, Ronda ***

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