Category Archives: Tourism

Come and visit Ronda and the surrounding areas, or plan your itinerary around the most popular sites, and some of the lesser known things to do. Ronda is much more than the bullring and new bridge (Puente Nuevo). There are also the Arab Baths, the Water Mine, the Mondragon Palace, and outside the city, the Cueva de la Pileta, or the Dolmen structures at Antequera. Further afield are the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Sevilla’s cathedral and palace, or Cordoba and the Mezquita. And of course for discovering the beautiful Sierra de Grazalema have a look at Wildside Holidays – Grazalema

Puente nuevo in Ronda closed to traffic end of 2017

IMPORTANT… For the rest of November and probably all of December 2017 and maybe into January 2018 the puente nuevo in Ronda will be closed to traffic due to essential maintenence work being carried out. This of course means that crossing by car from the new town (bull ring and Parador side) to the old town (museums) and San Francisco area is a bit more complicated than normal…

As of yesterday 12th November 2017 there were NO warning signs redirecting traffic so if you end up on the parador side you will drive down as far as the bridge and then use the roundabout to go back the way you came or take the side street and try to navigate the narrow streets… (Best not to do that :) )

The easiest way to get to the old town and hotels on the other side of the bridge from the Parador by car is to take the Algecirus road and enter Ronda via the area known as Barrio San Francisco… The junction for this and your main reference point is the new hospital on the road from Ronda to Dan Pedro… Once you find the hospital roundabout you will easily find your way to Barrio San Francisco and the old town…

La Casa del Jamon – Deli-Wine Tasting-Bar-Museum

Not only a fantastic shop and museum but A perfect place for breakfast as well, the Casa del Jamon is located halfway between the hotel Reina Victoria and the Plaza de Merced.. (uphill from the bullring by about 600 metres)

The shop is filled to the brim with a superb display of jamon Iberico- wine -cheese and oil (Iberian hams, Iberian chunks … Etc.) There is also a cafeteria-bar where all the products on display can be sampled either sitting at the bar or at the tables amongst what can only be described a “museum of Spanish nostagia”.

Inside the fantastic shop the restaurant is small and cosy and is a place where you can have a breakfast for very good prices. Try the sandwich with local jamon, coffee and fresh orange juice for less than 4 euro. Or, try a tapas in the afternoon or evening…A plate of “Cinco Bellotas” and a glass of Ribera del Duero is a fantastic treat sitting at the bar whilst watching eveybody come and go…

Surprisingly enough this is also a great place to get a small present for friends and family back home.. Tins of cured meats travel easily enough!

This place should definately be on your bucket list for Ronda. :)

Calle Jerez, 14 29400 Ronda
Phone: 952 87 15 96
Fax: 952 87 15 96
Email: info@lacasadeljamon.net

Open every day except SUNDAY 9am to 9pm

Anything on the shop shelves is also available to purchase onlñine with free delivery for purchases over 200 euros so check out their website and facebook pages for more information…
http://www.lacasadeljamon.net/web/en/
https://www.facebook.com/lacasadeljamonrondamarbella/

Christmas holidays in Ronda and the Sierra de Grazalema

Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. So, why not spend it here in Ronda and explore the amazing scenery of the Sierra de Grazalema at the same time?

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The day that officially marks the start of Christmas time festivities here in Ronda (and Spain in general) is December 22, when the Christmas Lottery raffle takes place… “El Gordo” is a dream of many people in Spain but there is more to come including “Noche Buena” on the 24th and a traditional day when families get together and eat, eat, eat… December 25 is more of a relaxing day and not a day for exchanging presents…. New Year’s Eve is the day when Spanish and Andalusian traditions are felt the most. Among the ones that undoubtedly stand out, the “Good-Luck- Grapes” that consist of eating twelve grapes one by one, as the clock strikes the year’s last twelve seconds. As soon as you finish (if you finish, as it is harder than it sounds!) The party really starts…

So date wise you need to arrive around the 22nd for a Christmas week and around the 31st for news years celebrations…. Use the booking box on the right to get the latest hotel deals in Ronda…The Weather is normally cold and sunny but sometimes we even get a sprinkling of snow!

The day that pretty much ends the celebrations here in Ronda is, at the same time, the most awaited by children and adults alike since it is on January 6 that we give and receive presents brought by the Magi or the Three Kings. The spectacular “Cabalgata de Los Reyes Magos” (the Procession of the Magi) takes place on the evening of January 5, when the colourful and magical procession passes through the streets of Ronda with the three Kings and their helpers throw tens of thousands of sweets and caramels at (to) the people lining the streets.

Famous parades are also held in nearby Huelva and Seville with Huelva’s Cabalgata de la Higuera de la Sierra being the 2nd oldest procession in Spain, and it has been given The parade of Seville has been celebrated every year since 191

If you have already visited the Ronda and Grazalema areas you will surely want to come back again and Christmas is the perfect time…

www.turismograzalema.com (The Sierra de Grazalema)
www.rondatoday.com (tourist info for Ronda in Andalucia)
www.caminodelrey.es (tourist info for the Caminito del Rey)
www.wildsideholidays.com (walking and activity holidays in Spain)

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Ronda Walk: Virgen de la Cabeza back to Ronda

This article is part two of the Ronda to Virgen de la Cabeza walk. Please make sure you have also read part one.

Virgen de la Cabeza walk closed

“I took a stroll out of Ronda this evening, and was going to follow both parts of the Virgen de la Cabeza walk. Unfortunately the path for the start of part two is now blocked. There’s a fairly official looking sign and the gate is well and truly locked. “

Thanks Julian for the update what a shame this path is closed.

To complete this walk you need to of average fitness. This walk is not suitable for people with heart conditions as the ascent at the end is steep.

Almost every keen walker who visits Ronda also walks to the Virgen de la Cabeza cave church across the valley from the Puente Nuevo, but most then turn back and return the way they came, yet the walk through the valley below is fantastic and for those game to try it should be a must do activity.

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Tourist guide to Ronda

We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide (including city map) of Ronda and the Sierras from some of the most popular articles on this website.

If you are planning a trip to Ronda then you need this essential guide.

The guide contains Ronda Todays’ most important tourist information articles and includes a map of Ronda city, the most popular monuments and nearby places to visit including information on the Sierra de Grazalema and the white villages (Pueblos Blancos).  Just click the link below, pay via Paypal and you will receive an email with a link to download the guide to your computer. It’s a PDF document so you can store it on your machine and print it straight away.

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