Ronda is quite central to most of the major tourist highlights of Andalucia, being just 45 minutes to the Costa del Sol or Antequera, an hour to Sevilla, Malaga or Jerez de la Frontrera, an hour and a half to Córdoba or Cadiz, and about 2 hours to Granada or Gibraltar. All in all, Ronda is the best place to stay if your holiday plans include seeing the Alhambra, the Mezquita, Malaga’s Picasso Museum, the Caminito del Rey (El Chorro), or the annual Jerez Horse Fair.
Pablo Picasso, native of Malaga, and one of the world’s most popular artists whose pieces regularly sell for hundreds of thousands, or even millions of Euros, is not beyond the reach of ordinary folk intent on appreciating his work, as witnessed by the recent addition of 43 Picasso works to the Picasso Museum in Malaga.
Malaga city isn’t often considered a major tourist attraction compared to cities such as Sevilla, Granada, or Ronda, but with over 108 million Euros invested in Malaga’s Picasso Museum, the city council and government of Andalucia are already seeing more and more people coming to Malaga for cultural reasons beyond the traditional flamenco or Easter parades.
Nerja, a small town on the Axarquia Costa del Sol east of Malaga, which in itself is an attractive little town to visit, is also home to the Nerja caves (Cuevas de Nerja), considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, which have become one of Spain’s most popular attractions.
Easily accessible to visitors, the caves are just 3km from Nerja town centre on the slopes of the Sierra Almijara mountains, with regular bus services to the information centre, and from Malaga, only a 35 minute drive.