Welcome to Ronda the “city of dreams” in Andalucia! One of Spain’s most visited white towns of Andalucia. Ronda is very compact and easy to navigate whilst walking the cobbled streets visiting the Real Maestranza bullring, the Puente Nuevo or El Tajo gorge There are many beautiful churches, museums, and wonderful coffee shops and tapas bars.
Want to learn a bit of Spanish on the way? Read some of the text in this article in the Spanish version here….
How to get to Ronda? See here: https://www.rondatoday.com/getting-here/
In Ronda for a day trip?
If you’re only in Ronda for one day be sure to read our Michelle Obama tour of Ronda, but if you’re likely to be here for two days or more, then maybe you could enjoy some of our most popular walks including the walk to the Virgen de la Cabeza, or Mr Henderson’s Railway Walk.
The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda
Creating the VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda from the content here at Ronda Today has been a real pleasure and I hope that you enjoy walking the tour as much I did making it. VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda.
For quite a few years now, the A4 printable guide has been selling steadily directly from Ronda Today and I have received many hundreds of emails from visitors, who have discovered the very best of a visit to Ronda, using the indepth information made up from the top 20 articles published here at Ronda Today.
But what better way to improve the guide? An audio guide of course!
As well as being blessed with some of Spain’s most impressive natural and historic monuments, the accomodation options in Ronda are excellent because many offer views of the Tajo gorge from their windows and balconies plus the stunning views of the mountains surrounding the city.
Four star hotels in Ronda include the Parador, Molino del Arco, Reina Victoria, Montelirio, Maestranza, Acinipo, Don Benito, and Hotel San Gabriel.
Famous people in Ronda.
Join great names like Orson Welles, Earnest Hemingway, Rainer Rilke, James Joyce, Jorge Luis Borges, Madonna, or Jamie Oliver who have enjoyed their time in Ronda.
Why Visit Ronda?
Ronda the “city of dreams” in Andalucia! is a small city perched on a seemingly precarious platform of rock, it was at one time an impregnable fortress only defeated in battle through trickery, and during the reconquest with modern (for the era) rock blasting cannons.
The population of Ronda is around 34,000 so it is big enough to offer all the essential services of a large town but still small enough to retain it’s authentic charm as one of the white villages (pueblos blancos) of andalucia. At a height of 723m in the Ronda mountains, the city has a cooler year round temperature than the coast, making life in Ronda altogether more agreeable than other Andalucían cities.
Ronda is also the perfect base to explore other cities such as Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Antequera, or Malaga.
Guided tours and activities in Ronda
The Serranía de Ronda
Ronda is the biggest city in northern Malaga province, and the closest city to many of the smaller villages in Cadiz province, making Ronda an ideal base for exploring the Serrania.
Within a few kilometres of Ronda are some of the most visited Pueblos Blancos, the famous white villages of Andalucia, Setenil de las Bodegas, Grazalema, Gaucín, Juzcar, Benalauria, Montejaque, Teba, Cortes de la Frontera, Igualeja, the list goes on…
As well, Ronda is close to three natural parks, the Grazalema natural park, Alcornocales natural park, and the Sierra de las Nieves national park. The Serranía is also home to pre-historic cave paintings at Benaojan, Neolithic dolmens at Montecorto, and of course, the Roman city of Acinipo.
The countryside of the Serranía is described as unique, in fact universally important. Many endemic species make their home here, including the pre ice age Pinsapa pine tree, and numerous orchids only found on our mountains.
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