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

Acinipo – Ronda la Vieja

So I figured that people could learn some Spanish along the way whilst researching a trip to Ronda. I have translated some of the most popular articles here at Ronda Today. Here is the Spanish version for the article about the ruined town of Acinipo – Ronda la Vieja.

You can read the original English version here….

Un gran punto de referencia dentro del Imperio Romano

Resulta difícil de creer que Ronda fuera alguna vez un gran punto de referencia dentro del Imperio Romano, sin embargo basta un vistazo a los libros de historia para encontrar referencias a la ciudad de Acinipo – Ronda la Vieja y a las terribles batallas que ocurrieron en Monda durante la guerra civil entre Julio César y los hijos de Pompeya. Continue reading Acinipo – Ronda la Vieja

Ronda in the Kingdom of Granada

The kindom of Granada

By the middle of the 13th century the Almohads had lost most of their former possessions in Iberia to Castile, all that remained in 1238 was the Kingdom of Granada, of which Ronda was now an important capital. The first Nasrid Sultans of Granada managed to halt the first reconquista of Ferdinand I by promising fealty to Castile, and historical evidence confirms that until 1480 an annual payment of gold was made to the treasury of Castile.

Read this article in Spanish here….

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Iglesia de Santa María de la Encarnación la Mayor Ronda

Originally built in the 14th century as one of the muslim Mosques, the Church of Santa María la Mayor. Known locally as the Iglesia de Santa María de la Encarnación la Mayor it is located in Ronda’s Town Hall square, the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, and is the biggest and most attractive of the churches. Its distinctive tower and front facade make the church look more like a city hall than a church.

Practice your Spanish and read the translated version of this article here…

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RONDA “La ciudad soñada” de Andalucía

So I figured that people could learn some Spanish along the way whilst researching a trip to Ronda. I have translated some of the most popular articles here at Ronda Today. This one is the basic information for the town of Ronda “The City of Dreams” in Andalucía.

You can find the original English version here…. (opens in a new window)

RONDA “La ciudad soñada” de Andalucía

Una pequeña ciudad encaramada sobre lo que parece ser una precaria plataforma de roca, Ronda es, en realidad, una fortaleza inexpugnable solamente vencida en la batalla a través de engaños o durante la reconquista con la ayuda del moderno (para la época) cañón. Continue reading RONDA “La ciudad soñada” de Andalucía