Blue skies, beautiful views, museums, food, amazing hotels and also Ronda is a happy place… :) :) :)
I came across this video on you tube by “Amazing places on our planet”. If you are thinking about visiting Ronda but not quite sure, this will probably make up your mind for you. Sit back, enjoy the music and the beautiful views of our “City of Dreams”
The House of the Giant, otherwise known as the Casa del Gigante in Ronda’s old city is one of the most complete examples of Nasrid architecture outside of Granada and definitely a destination that should be on your list of places to see in Ronda.
Located in a quiet plaza behind the Santa Maria La Mayor church, and directly across from the Museo Peinado, the Casa del Gigante is just 2 minutes walk from the Puente Nuevo and Plaza d’España, and not too far from the Mondragon Palace. A statue of Vincent Espinel is located directly in front of the entrance to the House of the Giant. The palace was already more than 100 years old at the time of the fall of Ronda to Ferdinand’s army in 1485 and apart from some redecorating in the 17th century is still largely complete as a Moorish building. Continue reading
Fancy a Christmas / New year break in the mountains of Andalucia? This walking holiday run by Walk Andalucia is highly recommended!
23rd to 30th of December and 31st to 7th January have places available. (Walking holidays run all year as well.)
Contact Walk Andalucia for more details
- 8-day guided walking tours in the spectacular Grazalema National Park
- Programme led by local guide & ornithologist Eva Monika Bratek
- Small groups (maximum 8 people)
- Breathtaking scenery and amazing flora and fauna
- Single centre holiday in delightful white village
If you are on a road trip across Andalucia then a visit to Ronda is probably on your list but one other recommended place is the stunning area in Malaga province just an hour away from Ronda. The Guadalhorce reservoirs, The kings path (Caminito del Rey) and El Chorro are well worth a drive by and certainly a night in a local hotel.
Famous for the terrifying footpath just a metre wide and hanging from the cliffs in a narrow gorge the kings path has almost been restored to it’s former glory. The Guadalhorce reservoirs are huge and the scenery breathtaking.
Too much information to put on the Ronda Today website so we have built a dedicated website for this area over at www.caminodelrey.es All the information you need including hotel booking and articles about the area.
The Roman Empire had been expanding out of the Italian peninsula and finally found it’s way to Iberia as Roman and Carthaginian forces battled for control of the Mediterranean, and sadly the peace known around Ronda was shattered beginning in the 2nd century BC. Rome and Carthage fought two bloody and protracted wars, with Spain suffering terribly as Roman armies vied for control of key supply routes.
Ronda is quite central to most of the major tourist highlights of Andalucia, being just 45 minutes to the Costa del Sol or Antequera, an hour to Sevilla, Malaga or Jerez de la Frontrera, an hour and a half to Córdoba or Cadiz, and about 2 hours to Granada or Gibraltar. All in all, Ronda is the best place to stay if your holiday plans include seeing the Alhambra, the Mezquita, Malaga’s Picasso Museum, the Caminito del Rey (El Chorro), or the annual Jerez Horse Fair.
Nestled under the mountain that gives the village its name, Zahara de la Sierra is one of the pueblos blancos of Cadiz province, and is only 30 minutes drive from Ronda, or an hour from Jerez de la Frontera. Completely within the Grazalema Natural Park, and with the district’s largest lake at its base, as well as the beginnings of the Garganta Verde walk just outside the village, Zahara is rightly quite central to experiencing the Sierra de Cadiz.
Arriving in the village you are immediately struck by the sight of the fortress tower sitting on a narrow plateau at the top of the mountain rocks, and the white buildings wrapped around the mountain base which makes Zahara a popular village to photograph from afar with some of the best views being at the southern end of the lake on a clear blue sky day.