Ronda impresionante

Ronda is a two hour drive from Casa La Negra (Periana) but well worth the drive if you are the adventurous type and appreciate cities seeped in history and culture. The area is renowned for its beautiful flora and fauna provide by its many rivers that run through the valleys.

The town itself sits above a deep ravine and is famous for its impressive bridge. Ronda is one of the most striking and visited cities in Spain but still maintains its old world charm and character. .

 

 

Puente Nuevo

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Without doubt Ronda’s most famous landmark, ‘the new bridge’ (Puente Nuevo as it reads in Spanish) actually dates from 1793. The bridge un

ites the old Moorish town and the newer, El Mercadillo area of the city. The best views of the El Tajo gorge and its lush green countryside can be appreciated from here and its well worth walking down into the gorge, especially in the spring when myriad flowers are in bloom.

 

Plaza de Toros -The Bullring

Ronda Bull Ring

Ronda is believe to be the home of modern day bullfighting. Its oldest bullring the Real Maestranza bullring built in 1785, is probably the most picturesque in Spain.

There’s a museum and guided audio tours around the bullfighting ring. Pedro Romero one of Spain’s greatest bullfighters founded the Ronda School for Bullfighting, it is still known today for its traditionalism and firm adherence to the rules.

 

Baños Arabes - Arab Baths

Roman Baths

The old Arab district in the city is known as the San Miguel Quarter. Here you can discover the best remaining example of Arabic baths in Spain.

Built in the 13th century the large cauldron used to heat the water is still visible and well preserved. Based on the famous bathhouse at the Alhambra in Granada the vents in the roof are cut into beautiful star-shapes.

  

Plaza Duquesa de Parcent

The Plaza Duquesa de Parcent square is probably Ronda’s most charming plaza publica and a delight for those interested in architecture and history.The Santa Maria del Mayor church which took over 200 years to complete is the highlight of the most visits, with it’s intriguing combination of gothic and Renaissance styles.

These are just a few of the key sites in Ronda. This picturesque city has a whole host of delights to discover while meandering around its historic treats.These include taking in the Arabic city walls and Acinipo Ruins, going on a wine tour or simply taking a dip in the beautiful pool at The Cat’s Cave, Benaoján.