Category Archives: History

Los Baños Árabes – Ronda

This is the translated to Spanish article about the Arab baths in Ronda… Its just a bit of language practice for you! Read the original article in English here…

Los Baños Árabes son uno de los atractivos turísticos más importantes de Ronda. Algunos incluso opinan que más importante que la incuestionable belleza del Puente Nuevo o incluso de otro de los grandes reclamos de Ronda, la Plaza de Toros, hogar de la tradición torera rondeña. Continue reading Los Baños Árabes – Ronda

Ronda in the Kingdom of Granada

The kindom of Granada

By the middle of the 13th century the Almohads had lost most of their former possessions in Iberia to Castile, all that remained in 1238 was the Kingdom of Granada, of which Ronda was now an important capital. The first Nasrid Sultans of Granada managed to halt the first reconquista of Ferdinand I by promising fealty to Castile, and historical evidence confirms that until 1480 an annual payment of gold was made to the treasury of Castile.

Read this article in Spanish here….

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The Tourist Ticket (The best way to visit Rondas top attractions)

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”.

But, also they can sell you the “Tourist Ticket” (Bono Turístico in Spanish.) This one price ticket allows you access to some of the “on the list” places to visit in Ronda. http://www.turismoderonda.es/en/heritage-and-culture/cultural-activities

Prices are 8 euros per adult (6.50 if you have a group of 10 or more people) and under 14 years olds are free.

You can buy the Tourist Tickets  in the Municipal Tourist Office, in Paseo Blás Infante, opposite the Bull Ring.

This ticket is highly recommended if you are planning to visit these places anyway as there is a saving of 3 to 5 euros per person (enough saving to spend on a nice tapas :)

For opening times and prices of museums and other monuments in Ronda, try this link.  On the municipal Tourist office in Ronda. Under the heading “Timetables” you will see “Schedule of the museums and monuments (Spanish-English) and tourist pass

Andalusia, Plaza del Socorro and Blas Infante

(Plaza Socorro in Ronda was remodeled in 2019 with a new fountain and the statue of hercules moved closer to the old Casino on the same Plaza.)

Visitors to Ronda are often very confused as to why our central plaza Socorro features a statue of a semi-naked man with two lions by his side and a couple of pillars behind him. What is their significance?

The answer lies in Andalusian nationalism and one of the most important events in recent Andalusian political history, the Assembly of Ronda in 1918 when the father of Andalusian nationalism, Blas Infante, unfurled the flag and symbols of Andalusia whilst standing on the first floor balcony of the ‘Circulo de Artistas’; the building directly behind the fountain with red CA lettering above the windows. Continue reading Andalusia, Plaza del Socorro and Blas Infante