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The castle of Hins-Canit in Cañete la Real

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.

Vista Castillo Cañete la Real
The view from the castle at Cañete la Real

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! :) )

Telephone: 952183001
Web: http://www.canetelareal.es/6751/museo

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.

Address: Ctra. de Almargen, 21 – 29340 Cañete la Real
Tel: 952183138
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restaurante-La-Piedra-476049569196879/


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Claudia Valle – Tour guide in Ronda

If you have never been to Ronda before then the information here at Ronda Today will, of course, be very usefull. Or, I hope so anyway! :) That said, If you are planning a visit to this “City of Deams” Then you should really consider using the services of Claudia Valle – Tour guide in Ronda

Why? Because she lives and works here, She knows all the little nooks and crannies and corners that you may never find. :) The best tapas bars, best times to visit museums, history and legends and much, much more.

Claudia Valle is a professional tour guide, speaks excellent English and is the perfect choice for a guided visit to Ronda.

S0, If you want to see Ronda through the eyes of a local guide, this is your opportunity. Learn about Ronda, its history and culture and also have a lot of fun

Tours last approximately 2 hours and cost around 12 Euros per person you can see and know the most important and picturesque corners of the dream city. (Sometimes the tour will be in Spanish and English if the group is mixed.) Great for your language skills!

Or you can talk to Claudia about an exclusive tour of Ronda for you and your friends or family

Much more information on the website.
https://turismoenronda.com/

Or you can contact Claudia by email:
visitasguiadasronda@gmail.com

Or telephone:
+34 691 08 01 80

If you use facebook then this is her page for further information:
https://www.facebook.com/turismoenronda/

Claudia Valle. Tour guide in Ronda, Spain

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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

El Palacio de Mondragón – Ronda

Below you will see the Spanish translation of the article about the Mondragon palace in Ronda, Click here if you would like to read the original article in English.

El Palacio de Mondragón en Ronda es uno de los edificios más visitados de Ronda, no sólo porque alberga en su interior el excelente Museo Municipal, sino también por sus jardines moriscos que evocan épocas pasadas en las que reyes y gobernadores llamaban a Ronda su casa.

El Palacio era el hogar del rey morisco Abomelic (también conocido como Abomelic Abd-al-Malik, y llamado Abbel Malek en algunos libros de historia), el cuál reinó durante un corto periodo de tiempo aunque fue una época dorada de la ciudad en la que se comenzaron grandes proyectos de construcción. El palacio ya existía cuando Abomelic llegó por primera vez a Andalucía, la mayoría de expertos sitúan su construcción entre los años 1306 y 1314. Tras la derrota de Abomelic a manos de Alfonso XI, la ciudad pasó a manos de la dinastía Nasrid, de Granada, por lo que el Palacio de Mondragón se convirtió en el hogar de los gobernadores granadinos de Ronda antes de la reconquista en 1485, incluyendo al último gobernador musulmán, Hamet el Zegri. Continue reading El Palacio de Mondragón – Ronda