Category Archives: Ronda

Ronda city is one of the most picturesque destinations in Spain, and the third most visited city in Andalucía. Popular sites to see are the Puente Nuevo bridge, the Plaza de Toros Bullring, Ronda’s cathedral, the historic Arab Baths, and much more.

In the Ronda Mountains you’ll find the beautiful white villages of Andalucía, including the most popular, Grazalema, Setenil de las Bodegas, Zahara de la Sierra, Genalguacil

Ronda Train Timetables

Train Tickets to Ronda
Train Tickets to Ronda

Book a RENFE train to Ronda and just print off your eticket. Simple for getting to and from Ronda from all Spanish cities plus return train daytrips from Ronda to the Alhambra in Granada, Mezquita in Córdoba, or the Picaso Museum in Malaga.

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REMEMBER! You can only book trains up to 60 days in advance…

Trains to Ronda often change at another station, only a few of our services are direct. This means you need to pay particular attention to the type of train used. Ronda sits on the Algeciras-Granada line, but services to Madrid and Malaga are provided.

NEW !The Renfe Spain Pass allows you travel the length and breadth of Spain  and makes use the AVE high speed trains to the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Córdoba, Málaga, Ronda Just select the number of rail journeys you want, anywhere from 4 to 12, to be used within 1 month .This rail pass gives great flexibility for your travels and offers exceptional value as well because the price of seat reservations are included.

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After a lot of feedback from our website visitors commenting about the difficulty of booking tickets on the RENFE website we are very pleased to have partnered with ACP Rail. Probably the best way to book your train tickets to and from Ronda, across Spain and Europe wide.

All trains departing either Algeciras, Granada, or Malaga are the regional trains (media distancia). The service to Madrid runs between Algeciras-Madrid, and is a type of train known as Altaria. This is not a high speed service. All AVE services will require changing trains at Bobadilla.

The AVE high speed train does not currently service Ronda, although there are plans to upgrade the track at sometime in the future.

The railway station in Ronda is open from 06.45 till 22.00, although the ticket office is only open from 06.50 till 21.30 and outside these times the only person in attendance will be the station controller. Within the building there is a bar that serves coffee, drinks and light tapas. They also have a set menu for travelers with time to spare.

If you decide to travel to Ronda by train you can also take advantage of the very good Hotel Andalucia across the street from the station It has very good reviews over at booking.com, is well priced and perfectly located in a quiet part of town just 5 minutes from the main shopping area and just 10 minutes walk from the main monuments and cultural attractions.

Click here to find out more about Hotel Andalucia

Parking at the station is charged for but not expensive, and the gates open between 07.00 and 22.00, if cost of parking is an issue, we’d recommend parking in the street outside the station which is free. Be warned that parking on yellow lines or in a way that obstructs traffic will likely see your vehicle towed to the impound yard.

Getting from the train station in Ronda to the Tourist Information Office, the Plaza del Toros, and Puente Nuevo is a short 10 minute walk and you certainly don’t need to get a taxi, simply follow my walking directions from the Ronda railway station.

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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 to Ronda and the Sierras from some of the articles on this website. At just 5 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the investment if you are planning to visit the “City of Dreams” for a week, a couple of days or just a day. The guide contains Ronda Todays’ most important tourist information articles and includes a map of Ronda, 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.

Click here to buy and download your essential printable guide to Ronda

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Ronda’s Arab Baths

The Arab Baths, known in Spanish as the Baños Arabes are one of Ronda’s most important tourist attractions, and some argue more important than the unquestionably beautiful Puente Nuevo, or Ronda’s other claim to fame, the Plaza de Toros, home of Ronda’s bullfighting tradition.

Ronda’s Arab Baths are similar to the design perfected by the Romans, except that steam was used to sweat out pollutants from the body rather than soaking in hot water as the Romans used. The Moors of Spain were also Muslim, so religious traditions were important, a Mosque was located next to the baths, and the baths were more than just a sanitary facility; they were also a place where locals and visitors alike would stop to purify and cleanse their bodies before entering the Mosque to purify their souls.

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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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2017 is just around the corner… It’s time to learn Spanish!

Millions of people speak Spanish in countries throughout the world – it is one of the most widely-spoken languages today. On top of this, it is similar to other members of the Romance language family, which are widely used across Europe and the wider world. This makes it easier to learn for people who have already mastered another Romance language, and means that it can act as a gateway for those who wish to learn more languages. These are two of the principle reasons for the huge popularity of Spanish as an accessible and useful second language to learn. And with the right school, learning Spanish becomes not only easy and accessible, but also enjoyable and rewarding.

Escuela Entrelenguas, in Ronda, is – as their website states – “like a cocktail shaker; a mixture of ingredients that gives you the taste of a cultural experience like no other. Travellers, learners and locals all meet here because we share a common interest – to get to know Ronda in a different way”.

Find your accommodation through Ronda Today! Just use the booking form to the right… Or click here.

Learn Spanish in Ronda, Spain

Now you too can throw yourself into this heady mix of language learning, cultural events and sustainable tourism, with a new semi-intensive programme for beginners that will run from January 16 to February 11. A one-month course for beginner learners who want to learn in an effective and intensive way, while also taking time to enjoy all of the huge range of delights that Ronda has to offer. Lessons are taught by university-qualified teachers and will take place in the morning, three days a week for two hours each session.

The course will be taught through an immersive and communicative approach, combining fundamental classroom learning with day-to-day immersion and real-life practical application. The price is 140€ plus registration fee, which includes your course textbook.

Don’t miss this opportunity – there are still a few places left! And don´t forget that you can find your accommodation through Ronda Today! Just use the booking form to the right… Or click here.

Geoff Scott-Simpson Gallery, Gaucín

Geoff Scott-Simpson Gallery, GaucínVisitors to the mountain top pueblo blanco of Gaucín are rewarded by the finest views down over the rock of Gibraltar, into the Rif Mountains of Morocco and many kilometres beyond on a fine day. The village itself sits amongst forests of pine and sweet chestnut, is a mecca for wildlife and straddles the peaks like a lizard stretched out in the sunshine. Gaucín is well known for its artistic community drawn from around the globe by the Mediterranean light which illuminates the landscape and provides never-ending inspiration for painters, photographers, ceramicists and other artisans.

Pro-photographer Geoff Scott-Simpson has lived in Gaucín for two years and continues to be blown away by the beauty of the area which he has turned into a personal project. Being a resident rather than a visitor has meant he has familiarized himself with the local patterns of light and rhythms of nature thereby capturing the best of what Gaucín and the Serranía de Ronda has to offer which is simply world class. His eponymous gallery is located at the entrance to the village on the A-377 Manilva road.

More information at the website…
www.geoffscottsimpson.com