There are some excellent guided tours and day trips to Ronda and the white villages (pueblos Blancos) of Malaga and Cádiz. Day trips start from from many of the nearby cities such as Seville, Málaga and the Costa del Sol area of Andalucia.
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Within the Serrania we are lucky enough to have three natural parks, (Grazalema, Sierra de las Nieves, and Alcornocales). El Bosque Botanical Gardens in the village El Bosque is a small botanical garden called “El Castillejo” and it is devoted exclusively to the local and endemic plant species of these mountains.
Due to the Serrania being both Mediterranean and European, many of the tree species are common throughout Europe, whilst most of the shrubs are generally Mediterranean. Most of the flowers and grasses are either Mediterranean or endemic to the area.
Your stroll will take you through several mini ecosystems, each with their own viewing area to sit and appreciate the surroundings.
Where to park in Ronda Spain? Well, Ronda can sometimes be a difficult little city to drive around and find parking for the uninitiated, especially if you’ are driving a large motor home or towing a caravandon’t even think about entering the city centre!
Instead park in one of the outlying streets and then walk into the centre. There is also a very good motor home parking area on the outskirts of town (if you don’t want to leave your home on the side of the road.) Website in English here.
Most hotels have their own parking and if not at the very least a temporary parking bay so that you can unload any luggage and the staff will then direct you to the nearest parking. Ask your hotel for information on parking during your stay.
Not only a fantastic shop and “museum of collectables” but a perfect place for breakfast as well, la Casa del Jamon – Deli-Wine Tasting-Bar-Museum 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 5 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. :)
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When you get to Ronda (even if you have found Ronda Today useful) the first place on your lisit of visits should be the Tourist Office which is located by the bull ring (Plaza de Toros.) It is here that the English speaking staff can give you the most up to date info on whats going on in Ronda such as concerts, exhibitions and sell you the “tourist ticket”.
The “Tourist Ticket” (Bono Turístico in Spanish.)
The new Tourist Voucher “Bono 8 Monumentos” has now replaced the old Bono Turístico.
This one price ticket allows you access to some of the “on the list” places to visit in Ronda.
Unicaja Joaquín Peinado Museum , in memory of the work of the Ronda painter Joaquín Peinado
Casa del Gigante. One of the few examples of Nasrid culture in the province of Malaga
The Lara Museum , where you can enjoy different works of art and antiques from the private collection of Juan Antonio Lara
Casa Don Bosco , a modernist style mansion built at the beginning of the 20th century by Santiago Sanguinetti, where its beautiful Nasrid tiles, 19th century tapestries and its beautiful patio stand out.
Prices are 20 euros per adult 14 euros for pensioners and 14 to 18 year olds. Children under 14 go for free.