Views from Ronda

Is Ronda worth visiting?

In a word, Yes! Ronda is a city in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is known for its picturesque location on a mountain plateau. Its historic old town and impressive bridge over the El Tajo gorge are very popular attractions. The city has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to prehistoric times. Some of its most notable landmarks include the Arab Baths, the New Bridge and the Plaza de Toros. (One of the oldest bullfighting rings in Spain.) Ronda is also known for its traditional crafts and cuisine, as well as its proximity to the Sierra de las Nieves National park.. Is Ronda worth visiting? Yes! :)

Some of the most popular places to visit in Ronda include:
Ronda new bridge from below
How about an audio guided tour of Ronda?

Listening to me (Clive from Ronda Today) along the way listen to some captivating guitar music from the amazing Paco Seco. Pass breathtaking lookout points including the Mirador de Ronda and the Mirador de Aldehuela and learn about the city of dreams!

Viator: Andalucia’s City Of Dreams: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Ronda

Get Your Guide: Be captivated by Ronda’s beautiful gardens and medieval walls with an audio guide walking tour on your phone. Cross the Puente Nuevo and stroll through the Alameda de Tajo as you learn about the city.

What food is popular in Ronda?

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho Andaluz Recipe
Gazpacho, cold tomato soup

Ronda, being located in Andalusia, has a rich culinary tradition that is heavily influenced by Moorish, Roman and Spanish cuisine. Vegetarian? No problem! Some popular dishes from Ronda include:

    • Huevos a la Flamenca. a dish of fried eggs served with a spicy tomato sauce, traditionally served with potatoes and chorizo.

    • Solomillo al Whiskey. a dish of pork tenderloin served with a whiskey sauce.

    • Rabo de Toro. a traditional dish of bull tail stewed in a red wine sauce.

    • Migas: a traditional dish made with breadcrumbs, pork, and garlic, often served with fried eggs.

    • Game dishes. Ronda is surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves national park and is a popular area for hunting. Game dishes such as venison and wild boar are common in the local cuisine.

    • Sweets. Ronda is famous for its sweets and pastries, such as the “roscos de vino”, a traditional wine doughnut, and the “yemas de Ronda” a sweet made of egg yolks and sugar.

Tapas

The original tapa was a small dish that the camarero (barman) would place over your drink – hence the name: lid. The reason for this practice is unclear: perhaps it was to keep the flies off; perhaps it was the combination of poverty and heat, which made eating a large meal impractical. Either way, the important thing was that the snack was free!

Read “Lifting the lid on tapas” here: https://www.rondatoday.com/lifting-the-lid-on-tapas/

What about hotels in Ronda?

The parador in Ronda - About Ronda Today
Hotel Parador in Ronda – The City of Dreams

Ronda has a variety of hotels to choose from, ranging from budget options to luxury accommodations. Some popular choices for hotels in Ronda include: (Click the links for prices and reservations)

    • Hotel San Francisco. A charming boutique hotel located in the heart of the city, housed in a restored 18th-century palace.

    • Hotel Reina Victoria. A luxurious hotel located in the heart of the city, offering stunning views of the El Tajo gorge.

    • Hotel Montelirio. A luxury hotel located on the edge of the El Tajo gorge, offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape.


Rural accommodations and other hotels

Ronda is surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are also many rural accommodations like country houses, cottages, and villas that you can rent for a more authentic experience.



Where can I visit from Ronda? Other popular villages?

Grazalema
Grazalema

Ronda is located in the heart of Andalusia, and there are many popular villages and towns nearby that are worth visiting:

    • Ubrique. A historic town known for its leather goods and traditional crafts.

    • Ardales. A village known for its beautiful natural landscapes, the reservoirs of the Guadalhorce and of course the Caminito del Rey.

    • Casares. A white-washed village located in the Serranía de Ronda, known for its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the castle.

    • El Burgo. A small village located known for its beautiful church and the castle.

All of these towns are easily accessible by car, and some of them also by public transportation. Most of them are located within an hour’s drive from Ronda, and they all offer a great opportunity to explore the Andalusian countryside and culture.

Planning your trip to Ronda?

Where to stay in Ronda

Things to do in Ronda

Ronda Today

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