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.
The countryside around Ronda is perfect for all sorts of activities from walking, hiking, cycling to wildlife holidays and birdwatching. There are horseriding companies in Ronda.
Here are a few details to get you started.
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Located in the heart of the Serranía just 4 kms from Ronda Paddock Paradise offer horse riding routes in an environment where calm and silence reign, barely broken by the sound of our horses hooves.
The philosophy that Paddock Paradise follow with their horses will make your visit a unique and unforgettable experience. All horses live in freedom, do not wear horseshoes and are ridden without a bit in their mouths. No spurs or whips either.
+34 649 897 327 (For quick questions you can also Whatsapp. +34 686 787 387 (For quick questions you can also Whatsapp.)
Paddock Paradise Ronda also arranges lodging with the excellent La Algaba rural hotel. (website here in Spanish) https://www.algabaderonda.com/ Isolated from the crowds, in the middle of a beautiful and virgin 50-hectare Mediterranean forest and just 4 kilometres from Ronda, La Algaba is a perfect base to enjoy the wonderful Serranía de Ronda.
The Algaba de Ronda is an Environmental Education Center and offers the pleasure of living unique cultural experiences linked to geology, ethnography, botany, and agroecology.
The week includes
7 nights accommodation.
2 horseback riding routes through the forest: including preparatory class and instructor guide. For all levels.
A Guided visit around the land and Education Center and the prehistoric village recreation.
A Tourist voucher with tickets to three historical monuments in Ronda.
Caballos y Vino
Horseriding in the fabulous Ronda countryside.
Caballos y Vino, just a few kilometres from the town of Ronda, is owned and run by Sandra Jochim, an experienced horsewoman who has excellent, first-hand knowledge of the local area, too. She also speaks four languages – German, English, Spanish & Horse!
At Caballos y Vino, you enjoy a ride on safe, reliable horses and discover the beautiful countryside around Ronda. Small groups of 2-4 persons guarantee a convivial atmosphere.
Bookings can be made at short notice.
Find out more on the website and facebook of Caballos y Vino
An ecofarm, hotel and riding school, Tambor del Llano is located just 5 kilometres from the village of Grazalema and 20 Kilometres from Ronda. They provide trail rides and multiple day Horse-packing adventures. With Tambor del LLano you can discover the Grazalema Natural Park from horseback.
Riders of all levels are welcome and their expert guides will help you decide on your riding program
Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda
Technical and sport training specialized in professional classical dressage
The Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious. Its origins date back to the founding days of the Institution, two years after the founding of the Vienna Spanish Riding School in 1571.
The School shows a strong track record in the professional teaching of classical dressage, figures prominently in the sport world and maintains a strong commitment to the Spanish Sporting Horse. It provides technical and sports training to its students, as well as an opportunity to obtain one of the recognized qualifications in professional equestrian education.
More information on the website of the Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda
There are quite a lot of “things” to do in Ronda… Just walking the streets, sightseeing the top 10 monuments and eating the best tapas will fill your day (and your tummy.) But, if you have a bit of extra time, why not try one (or all) of these 5 amazing things to do in Ronda :)
Horseriding in the fabulous Ronda countryside.
Caballos y Vino is owned and run by Sandra Jochim, an experienced horsewoman who has excellent, first-hand knowledge of the local area, too. She also speaks four languages – German, English, Spanish & Horse!
At Caballos y Vino, you enjoy a ride on safe, reliable horses and discover the beautiful countryside around Ronda. Small groups of 2-4 persons guarantee a convivial atmosphere. Bookings can be made at short notice.
If you want to really relax and unwind, not far from the museum and ruins of the Arab baths you will find Aguas de Ronda… A fantastic little spa and wellness with saltwater pools, sauna, hot and cold baths plus massages to balance your body and your mind…
Visit the “Casa de Jamon” and see the museum and experts slicing the Iberian ham.
This 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”.
Discover Ronda and the surrounding white villages by taxi!
It is not as expensive as you may think as a full white village tour is around 120 euros for 4 people visiting the most emblematic villages of the area… You can visit the Roman ruins of Acinipo, The Pileta cave, the gorge of Ronda and many other places in the comfort of your own chauffer driven taxi…
The wine interpretation centre is the place to head for if you are a wine lover. The centre is packed with eveything you need to learn about (and taste) the fantastic wines of the Ronda region.
Education is a basic purpose of the wine interpretation centre so this is a place where you can ask questions and have a great time while you learn. This is also a place where you will encounter a multisensory experience. The museum is a gateway to the past with an amazing collection of antique objects related to wine and winemaking.
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.
If you are in Ronda for a while then visits to other towns and villages are probably on your agenda… One town just 30 minutes from Ronda is often and easily overlooked but it really is well worth the effort to take a drive across to Cañete la Real to visit the castle of Hins-Canit. The views from this castle are stunning!
The castle of Hins-Canit in Cañete la Real is located at the top of an enormous limestone pavement that reaches to almost 800 metres above sea level. The fortress conserves an irregular plan of aproximately 120 metres long and 50 metres wide. The three sectors of the castle can be distinguished easily and defined by their function. 1. The entrance and adjacent area. 2 The intermediate residential level and 3. The nobles area where the tower is located.
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The thick exterior wall adapts itself to the terrain and cliffs and is built with limestone ashlars of different sizes. This enclosure was entered by a gate ending in a round arch orientated towards the east at the entrance the ground rises steeply so at one time a wooden ramp was used to gain access. The entrance is guarded by a battlement which is still well preserved today.
The second enclosure is also protected by a thick wall and battlement. It would have been very difficult for an attacker to gain access to this Fortress and it’s Keep
The Castle tower or keep “Alcazar” is located at the highest point. It is an impressive 18 metres tall and contained three stories as well as the rooftop lookout area.
The castle museum
The Castle now contains an excellent modern exhibition centre with many artefacts on display from Iberian, Moorish and Roman eras. The information signs are translated in very good and understandable English.
The Castle is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm and Sundays from 12pm to 2pm
(If you want to visit during the week or out of these hours you need to contact the town hall in Cañete la Real. Expect to speak Spanish! :) )
There is also a direct number for reserving a visit. Mobile 637021253
Where to eat
Apart from the bars in the village there is a fantastic restaurant at the very top of the village not far from the Castle called La Piedra. (2 minute drive from the castle.) Well priced and good portions of local home cooked food.