Visit the magical city of Ronda, just a short drive away from Marbella, Ronda makes for the ideal day trip. A quintessential Andalucian white washed city set in the enchanting Serrania de Ronda mountains. Discover the best places to visit when exploring this charming place..
Obviously the most famous landmark in Ronda, The Puente Nuevo connects two parts of the city known as El Mercadillo and La Ciudad (the old and new towns), which are otherwise separated by the El Tajo gorge. The views here are just spectacular and change entirely from different perspectives. One of the best ways of admiring this architecture is from below, the trek can be arduous but the views make it more than worth it.
The Arabic Baths
Located in the San Miguel region of Ronda, these baths are the most well preserved in Spain. Built at the end of the 13th Century, they take the same layout as a typical Roman bath, comprising of warm, cold and hot bathing pools. Influenced by the Alhambra of Granada, you can observe the star shaped vents in the ceiling.
The city of Ronda is commonly known as the home of modern-day bullfighting. The Real Maestranza bullring is one of the most beautiful and oldest of all of Spain. Built in 1785 by the same architect who designed the Puente Nuevo, Jose Martin Aldehuela, this impressive space can hold up to 5000 spectators.
La Casa Del Rey Moro
Built by the Moors in the 14th century, this palace demonstrates incredible architecture in the city of Ronda. An ingenious water pumping system runs all the way down to meet the Guadalevin river. Take a 236 step staircase metres down to experience breath-taking views. The gardens, designed by the French architect, Jean-Claude Forestier are also an attraction not to be missed.
Descalzos Viejos Bodega
Ronda is a special Andalucian destination for wine. Featuring in the exclusive list of the Andalucian Wine Route, an array of wines originated from Ronda have experienced worldwide notoriety and acclaim. If you´d like to know more about our top Ronda bodega recommendation, Descalzos Viejos, check out our previous blog here: (insert link)
Have you visited Ronda yet? What did you think?