Quick directions to the bullring (plaza de toros) and other main monuments.
Exit the railway station and walk straight ahead crossing the road in front and walk along Avenida Martinez Astein until you reach Carerra Espinel (known locally as La Bola), then turn right and keep going down hill through this pedestrian shopping street till you reach the bullring.
We have separate instructions for people arriving in Ronda by car with details of Ronda parking facilities.
Detailed instructions for getting to the tourist office in Ronda after arriving at Ronda’s bus station
Take a look at the map below and you’ll see three blue markers. The one closest to Calle San Jose is the Ronda bus station. From here to the tourism office you’ll be walking about 600m.
Most buses and coaches park in the designated spaces within the bus station, and if they’re all taken then you’ll be dropped off in the main entrance to the bus parking bays.
Either way, you need to make your way to the front of the bus station, you can’t miss it, it’s the traffic roundabout your bus would have had to negotiate before entering the bus station.
Here’s what you need to do to get your bearings. First, stand directly outside the main entrance to the bus station looking toward the roundabout. Look to your right, and you’ll see a coffee shop across the road, and some shops selling homewares and knick knacks.
A bit further down you’ll see a road to the right which is marked Calle San Jose, this is the road you need to take first, and keep going till you reach the 4th intersection which will be signposted as Calle Doctor Fleming. Now turn left, and keep walking until the road forks.
Monuments and some sights to see on the way.
At the fork you’ll see a large church, painted white with the traditional Rondeño yellow windows, and a very attractive tiled fresco of Saint Teresa wearing a nun’s habit. This is your first tourist destination in Ronda, the church you’re passing is known as La Merced, and is home to the blessed and incorrupt hand of Saint Teresa of Jesus, said to be able to cure illness and heal injuries. Across from La Merced you’ll see the entrance to the Alameda park.
This is the Parque Alameda del Tajo, and at this point you have two choices for getting to the tourism office, either continue along the road until you reach the bullring, or take a leisurely walk through the park and enjoy the view of the valley below Ronda. To reach the tourist office from here, simply follow the walkway to the left and you’ll soon (100m) end up in Plaza de Blas Infante with the tourist office directly ahead of you.
Arriving at Ronda’s rail stations
Several times per day trains arrive from other Andalucian cities. Not in the centre of town but luckily Ronda is small enough that the main pedestrian shopping arcade is only a few hundred metres away, and from there you can easily get to the Tourist Infomation Office or the main sights around Ronda.
As you exit Ronda’s railway station you’ll be in the station carpark, and directly ahead you’ll see a tree lined boulevard with a wide centre for walking. This is Avenida de Martinez Astein, and was built to cover one of Ronda’s main car parks. From here you need only walk about 250 metres till on your right you’ll see the top end of Ronda’s pedestrianised shopping precinct known as “La Bola”.
La Bola is about 600 metres long from top to bottom and once you get to the bottom of the street you’ll see, ahead of you, a carpark and to it’s right, a large round building painted white. This is the bullring and the tourist information office is directly ahead of you across the road and into the carpark.