Ronda in Southern Spain

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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

Padre Jesus
Iglesia de Nuestro Padre Jesús Ronda

One of Ronda’s most popular churches, Padre Jesús has a beautiful gothic bell tower and is next to Ocho Caños.

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Daytrips in Andalucía from Ronda

Ronda is quite central to most of the major tourist highlights of Andalucia, almost all of the main tourist sites can be reached within a 2 hour drive.

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Museums of Ronda

For a small city, Ronda is certainly well served by museums. We take a quick look at all the museums in this roundup.

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Nuestra Señora del Socorro

Plaza de Socorro with it’s wonderful parish chuch, water fountain with lions, and the casino building where Blas Infante opened the first Andalusian assembly.

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Iglesia de Santa María de la Encarnación la Mayor Ronda

The biggest church in Ronda, not quite a cathedral, but close. Santa Maria is also home to many of the Semana Santa icons.

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Puente Nuevo
Puente Nuevo and El Tajo Gorge

The El Tajo gorge divides Ronda in two, and at nearly 200m at it’s deepest, only the tall Puente Nuevo bridge was ever going to stand the tests of time and make it possible for people to cross.

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Puente Nuevo, Ronda
Puente Nuevo Interpretation Museum

Puente Nuevo (new bridge) museum and lookout, one of the highlights of visiting Ronda, and one of Spain’s most photographed manmade landmarks.

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Almocabar Gate
Almocabar Gate and Wall (Puerte de Almocabar y Murallas)

The Almocabar Gate used to be one of the main entrances to Ronda’s walled city. It was here that Ferdinand’s army finally crushed the Moors in 1485.

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda

Run by the Descalzos nuns, the church of mercy also contains a holy relic, the incorrupt hand of St Teresa of Avila

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