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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

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/

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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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Ronda Train Timetables

Train Tickets to Ronda
Train Tickets to Ronda

Check out types of travel to Ronda and reserve your bus, train or taxi with GoEuro… Click here…

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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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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