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Images of Ronda in Spain

Though one of the most visited cities in Andalucia, Ronda still has a few undiscovered nooks and crannies. :) Apart from all the obvious views and buildings in this selection of images of Ronda in Spain, there is so much more to see, smell and taste. Here are a few Images of Ronda in Spain

If you see a narrow street leading to who knows where?

Follow it!

You may be surprised at that tiny tapas bar hidden around the corner that doesn’t appear on those big online review websites.

(Yes, you know who I am talking about!)

Use your imagination :)

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Ronda Spain

UPDATE 09:52 – 15/05/2020

So, It’s been 2 months now in lockdown and its odd but people seem to have found a rythm and way of coping I suppose. The town of Ronda is still in “phase 0” of lockdown because it is in the province of Málaga. Málaga has had more cases so is lagging behind… We are hoping that next week it will move to “phase 1”. This will mean that some bars and restaurants will be open for customers (albeit incredibly restricted service.) I think that “Phase 4” is still a long way off but we shall see!

There is an interesting article over at the Grazalema Guide (click here) about how websites like mine will survive into the future…

UPDATE 12:05 – 06/04/2020
Well we are still in lockdown here in Ronda… It has been 3 weeks now and we have been told by the government that it will be at least 3 weeks more!!! I hope that wherever you are you are staying safe and hope that your visit to Ronda will happen soon!


UPDATE 09:50 27/03/20202
Well, we have been in lockdown now for almost 2 weeks…. A nationwide 15-day state of emergency was first announced on March 14th and it bars  people from leaving home except for essential outings like buying food or seeking medical care.

The emergency has now been extended  for another 15 days taking us to  the 11th of April…

This of course means that any Easter celebrations are cancelled. (many organisations have already announced that)


UPDATE 20:03 14/03/2020
Ronda is pretty much closed now for the next two weeks. This includes, bars, many shops and museums etc…. The state of emergency has been declared and people have been told to stay at home and not to go out unless it is very neccesary…..

If you have plans to travel to this area please contact your hotel or travel coordinator if you have one….

UPDATE 17:01 13/03/2020
The Spanish government have declared a state of emergency starting tomorrow Saturday 14 March 2020.

Travel will be severely restricted for the next 2 weeks at least.

https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-03-13/spanish-government-declares-state-of-alarm-in-bid-to-combat-coronavirus-spread.html

The measures that are included under a state of alarm in Spain include: limiting the circulation or the presence of persons or vehicles at certain times and in certain places; the temporary requisition of any kind of asset; the intervention of, and transitory occupation of, industries, factories, workshops, operations or commercial premises of any kind, with the exception of private households; the limiting or rationing of the use of services or the consumption of essential items; and the issuing of necessary orders in order to ensure supply to markets and the functioning of services in production centers for essential products.


UPDATE 13:35 13/03/2020
The town hall of Ronda has announced that all monuments will be closed until the 1st of April 2020. This includes, the tourist office, Mondragon museum, Arab baths, museum puente nuevo etc.

We can pretty much assume that ALL monuments are closed in the town of Ronda.


UPDATE 11:00AM 13/03/2020
All councils in the villages and towns around the Ronda area have now anounced closures of public buildings, parks etc… All upcoming events have been either postponed or cancelled.


As of today (13/03/2020) there are now two confirmed cases of Coronvirus (Covid-19) in Ronda. One is a US visitor who is currently in isolation in the Ronda hospital and another, a teacher from a Ronda school who recently returned from a holiday in Italy. Details in Spanish here…
http://www.charrytv.com/noticias/ronda/seguridad/coronavirus-covid19-ronda-profesora-inmaculada_3646

The town hall of Ronda yesterday closed all public buildings, parks etc and from Monday 16th of March all schools will be closed in Andalucia. All town halls have also issued similar decrees with cancelations of events, closure of public buildings etc.

If you are planning to visit Ronda in the coming weeks, please check with your hotel or tour provider as they will be able to give you current information.

On the World Health Organization website you can find information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit the WHO page for daily updates.

https://www.who.int/

Puente nuevo in Ronda closed to traffic end of 2017

IMPORTANT… For the rest of November and probably all of December 2017 and maybe into January 2018 the puente nuevo in Ronda will be closed to traffic due to essential maintenence work being carried out. This of course means that crossing by car from the new town (bull ring and Parador side) to the old town (museums) and San Francisco area is a bit more complicated than normal…

As of yesterday 12th November 2017 there were NO warning signs redirecting traffic so if you end up on the parador side you will drive down as far as the bridge and then use the roundabout to go back the way you came or take the side street and try to navigate the narrow streets… (Best not to do that :) )

The easiest way to get to the old town and hotels on the other side of the bridge from the Parador by car is to take the Algecirus road and enter Ronda via the area known as Barrio San Francisco… The junction for this and your main reference point is the new hospital on the road from Ronda to Dan Pedro… Once you find the hospital roundabout you will easily find your way to Barrio San Francisco and the old town…

2017 is just around the corner… It’s time to learn Spanish!

Millions of people speak Spanish in countries throughout the world – it is one of the most widely-spoken languages today. On top of this, it is similar to other members of the Romance language family, which are widely used across Europe and the wider world. This makes it easier to learn for people who have already mastered another Romance language, and means that it can act as a gateway for those who wish to learn more languages. These are two of the principle reasons for the huge popularity of Spanish as an accessible and useful second language to learn. And with the right school, learning Spanish becomes not only easy and accessible, but also enjoyable and rewarding.

Escuela Entrelenguas, in Ronda, is – as their website states – “like a cocktail shaker; a mixture of ingredients that gives you the taste of a cultural experience like no other. Travellers, learners and locals all meet here because we share a common interest – to get to know Ronda in a different way”.

Find your accommodation through Ronda Today! Just use the booking form to the right… Or click here.

Learn Spanish in Ronda, Spain

Now you too can throw yourself into this heady mix of language learning, cultural events and sustainable tourism, with a new semi-intensive programme for beginners that will run from January 16 to February 11. A one-month course for beginner learners who want to learn in an effective and intensive way, while also taking time to enjoy all of the huge range of delights that Ronda has to offer. Lessons are taught by university-qualified teachers and will take place in the morning, three days a week for two hours each session.

The course will be taught through an immersive and communicative approach, combining fundamental classroom learning with day-to-day immersion and real-life practical application. The price is 140€ plus registration fee, which includes your course textbook.

Don’t miss this opportunity – there are still a few places left! And don´t forget that you can find your accommodation through Ronda Today! Just use the booking form to the right… Or click here.