The Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Ronda occupies a very special place in modern Spanish culture and history as the home of the Rondeño style of bullfighting and also of the Real Maestranza De Caballería De Ronda. The bullring was built entirely of stone in the 18th century, during the golden years of Pedro Romero’s reign as a champion bullfighter.Continue reading Plaza de Toros (Bullring) in Ronda
What is Ronda known for?
Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Europe, people have lived in the district for more than 30,000 years, and Ronda has been occupied for 9,000 years. So, If you’re planning to visit Ronda here are our top 10 places to visit in Ronda During Your Stay.
Ronda is a small city, and almost everything is within 500m of the Puento Nuevo (new bridge)Continue reading Top 10 places to visit in Ronda During Your Stay
Welcome to Ronda the “city of dreams” in Andalucia! One of Spain’s most visited white towns of Andalucia. Ronda is very compact and easy to navigate whilst walking the cobbled streets visiting the Real Maestranza bullring, the Puente Nuevo or El Tajo gorge There are many beautiful churches, museums, and wonderful coffee shops and tapas bars.
In Ronda for a day trip?
If you’re only in Ronda for one day be sure to read our Michelle Obama tour of Ronda, but if you’re likely to be here for two days or more, then maybe you could enjoy some of our most popular walks including the walk to the Virgen de la Cabeza, or Mr Henderson’s Railway Walk.
A walking tour of Ronda is a pleasant and enjoyable way to spend a lazy few hours, almost everything you could want to see in Ronda is no more than 200-300 metres from the new bridge. Our handy downloadable printable guide and city map is very useful if you are visiting Ronda for a day trip.Continue reading Ronda, the city of dreams in Andalucia
Have you seen the cycling holidays and bike hire in Grazalema? Have a look here: https://www.grazalemacycling.com/services/
If you are looking for a wildlife, walking, cycling or nature type holiday in Spain (or around the Ronda area) then you really should visit the website Wildside Holidays. Its a small website with under 20 companies listed in the directory but don’t let that put you off! What they lack in quantity certainly doesn’t effect the quality…
ALL the companies at Wildside Holidays are now actively taking bookings for holidays and day walks. After the disaster of coronavirus lockdown, it is an absolute pleasure to promote and push these amazing businesses as much as I can…
- Hike and bike, based in Ronda even have new ebikes for you to try out.
- Book a day walk with Johanna from Sur Walks
- Birding days out with those fantastic guys at Inglorious Bustards!
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The Mondragón Palace in Ronda is one of the towns most visited buildings, not only because it houses the Municipal Museum, but also for it’s Moorish courtyards, gardens and stunning views of the Sierra de Grazalema. the building evokes memories of kings, queens and governors who ruled and called Ronda their home.
The palace was the home of the Moorish King Abomelic I (also known as Abomelic Abd al-Malik, and in some history books as Abbel Mallek), who reigned all too briefly yet who initiated a golden age in the city and implemented some large construction projects. It is likely the palace already existed when Abomelic first arrived in Andalusia, with most experts seeming to agree the years 1306-1314 as likely dates of construction.
Would you like to practice some Spanish? Read this article translated into Spanish here…Continue reading Ronda’s Mondragón Palace