Category Archives: Museums

Bullfights and Bad Guys, Ronda’s Provocative Past

It’s not often that I take guest posts here at Ronda Today but I quite like this informative article written by Georgina Roake (the Library Lady) after her visit to Ronda.  At the bottom of this page you will find a link to her website and blog. Thanks Georgina! :)

“Ronda is one of Spain’s most popular travel destinations. Home to scores of stunning views and a famous bridge, it’s also known for its flamboyant past. Early inhabitants were a colorful bunch, with a large percentage of bandits, highwaymen, and bullfighters filling out the ranks. Many of these legendary men, and sometimes women, hailed from Serranía de Ronda and surrounding Andalusia. Continue reading Bullfights and Bad Guys, Ronda’s Provocative Past

Guided tour to Ronda with Costa Excursions

If you are staying anywhere on the Costa del Sol such as Malaga,  Marbella, Estepona, Fuengirola, Benalmadena etc then a good option for visiting Ronda is with Costa Excursions. Read on for information about this fantastic guided trip to Ronda.

Full information here on the website of Costa Excursions.
https://www.costaexcursions.es/tour/private-day-trip-to-ronda/
or call them on +34 952 587 644

Ronda  Tour Overview
This classic day trip from the Costa del Sol is a tour to the beautiful and historic city of Ronda. Perched on a buttress of rock and surrounded by the high peaks of the nearby Sierras, the town is divided in two by the El Tajo gorge, and its two halves connected by the famous “Puente Nuevo”. Ronda is a city of stunning views, due to its mix of natural beauty, being surrounded by the rugged limestone peaks of surrounding natural parks, its beguiling labyrinth of streets, impressive palaces, mansions and churches and convents as well as thousands of years of history and culture.

Experienced and friendly guides will show you the best views, the most interesting corners, the most beautiful gardens and buildings enabling you to truly experience the best of this stunning city  and also to enjoy some of the best tapas the area has to offer!

This Ronda day trip is a fantastic day in the heart of Andalucía and an unforgettable experience. The Ronda tour as with all the day trips and excursions organised by Costa Excursions are private tours, meaning that you get a unique and intimate experience and can enjoy the day at your own pace.

 

About Costa Excursions

  • Running  since 2016 and offering unique private experiences for those who like to consider a trip as an opportunity for personal enrichment, adventure and a chance to experience the Spanish culture in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
  • A family-run business run by brothers in law Thomas Liedtke and Peter Fischer who take customer service seriously.
  • Your own private tour guide with pick up & drop from anywhere on the Costa del Sol – Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona etc

Full information here on the website of Costa Excursions.
https://www.costaexcursions.es/tour/private-day-trip-to-ronda/
Or call them on +34 952 587 644

Casa del Gigante

The House of the Giant, otherwise known as the Casa del Gigante in Ronda’s old city is one of the most complete examples of Nasrid architecture outside of Granada and definitely a destination that should be on your list of places to see in Ronda.

Located in a quiet plaza behind the Santa Maria La Mayor church, and directly across from the Museo Peinado, the Casa del Gigante is just 2 minutes walk from the Puente Nuevo and Plaza d’España, and not too far from the Mondragon Palace. A statue of Vincent Espinel is located directly in front of the entrance to the House of the Giant. The palace was already more than 100 years old at the time of the fall of Ronda to Ferdinand’s army in 1485 and apart from some redecorating in the 17th century is still largely complete as a Moorish building. Continue reading Casa del Gigante

Romans in Ronda

The Roman Empire had been expanding out of the Italian peninsula and finally found it’s way to Iberia as Roman and Carthaginian forces battled for control of the Mediterranean, and sadly the peace known around Ronda was shattered beginning in the 2nd century BC. Rome and Carthage fought two bloody and protracted wars, with Spain suffering terribly as Roman armies vied for control of key supply routes.

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