Ronda : The Complete Guide

View Of Ronda Spain
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Ronda is a charming town located 105 km west of the city of Málaga. It forms one of the towns and villages that is included in the Sierra de las Nieves National Park.

Its famous 18th century Puente Nuevo, bullring and its panoramic views attracts visitors from all over the world, and it is Andalusia’s third most visited town. Visitors have included famous writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Ronda is located on a plateau, high above sea level, with a deep gorge in the middle of it. The gorge called Tajo is 100-mt deep, 500-mt wide gorge, which flows the Guadalevín river.

 The city’s two parts are connected by three bridges that cross the El Tajo Gorge and the Guadalevín River. These are the Puente Nuevo  or New Bridge which is the most spectacular of the three, the Puente Viejo or Old Bridge despite not being the oldest bridge of Ronda, and the Bridge of San Miguel or known as Roman or Arab Bridge.

While both sides are pretty the southern part that is slightly older and shows some typical features of a Moorish settlement. Ronda is composed by three main areas:
  • Barrio de San Francisco, in the southern area.
  • Ciudad, which is the first Roman and Middle-Age settlement.
  • Barrio del Mercadillo, in the northern area of the city

History of Ronda 

Early History of Ronda

Ronda, located in the province of Málaga, Andalusia, has a history that dates back to prehistoric times. The area around Ronda contains some of the oldest evidence of human habitation in Spain, with ancient cave paintings found in the nearby Cueva de la Pileta.

Ronda in Roman Times

Ronda was known as Acinipo during the Roman period. The town grew significantly under Roman rule, becoming an important settlement due to its strategic location. Remnants of this era include the ruins of a Roman theater, which still stand today.

Ronda in the Moorish Period

During the 8th century, Ronda was conquered by the Moors. The town, then known as Izna-Rand Onda, flourished under Muslim rule. The Moors built many of the town’s notable architectural features, including the city walls, gates, and the impressive Arab baths (Baños Árabes). Ronda served as an important cultural and commercial center in the region.

The Reconquista and Christian Rule in Ronda

Ronda was reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1485. The town’s strategic location made it a key military stronghold during the Reconquista. After the Christian conquest, many of the Islamic structures were repurposed or replaced with Christian buildings, such as churches and convents.

Ronda During the 18th Century

The 18th century was a significant period for Ronda, marked by the construction of the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), completed in 1793. This iconic bridge spans the deep El Tajo gorge and connects the old Moorish town with the newer part of Ronda. The bridge is a symbol of the town and one of Spain’s most famous landmarks.

Ronda in the 19th Century

In the 19th century, Ronda became known for its bandits, or “bandoleros,” who roamed the surrounding mountains. This era contributed to the romantic and somewhat notorious reputation of the town. During this time, Ronda also attracted writers and artists, including Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, who found inspiration in its dramatic landscapes and rich history.

Modern Development in Ronda

In the 20th and 21st centuries, Ronda continued to develop as a cultural and tourist destination. The town preserved its historical architecture while accommodating modern amenities. Key attractions include the Plaza de Toros, one of the oldest bullrings in Spain, and the Casa del Rey Moro, a historical mansion with gardens and an ancient water mine.

Contemporary Ronda

Today, Ronda is a vibrant town that seamlessly blends its historical heritage with modern culture. It hosts numerous festivals and events, such as the Feria de Pedro Romero, which includes traditional bullfighting and cultural activities. Ronda’s unique charm, stunning views, and rich history make it a popular destination for visitors from around the world.

Visiting Ronda  for the first time and wondering what are the top places to see in the city? In this complete guide, I share the best things to do in Ronda  on the first visit. To help you plan your trip, I have also included an interactive map and practical tips for visiting!

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37 Best places to See in Ronda 

This complete guide to Ronda  not only tells you about the very best sights and tourist attractions for first-time visitors to the city but also provide insights into a few of our personal favorite things to do.

This is a practical guide to visiting the best places to see in Ronda  and is filled with tips and info that should answer all your questions!

Plaza del Socorro

Hercules, Plaza Del Socorro, Ronda 2
Plaza del Socorro is a Plaza in Ronda, Spain. There is an underground car park here. Blas Infante and the Plaza del Socorro The  Plaza del Socorro is the modern political center of Ronda as it was here that Blas Infante in 1918 unfurled the Andalusian flag and coat of arms for the first time […]
Location: Plaza del Socorro, 7, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: Free | Distance: 0.50km
Visiting Plaza del Socorro

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Alameda del Tajo

Walking Paseo De Blas Infante
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The Alameda del Tajo, formerly known as Alameda de San Carlos, is a tree-lined promenade and botanical garden that dates back to the early 19th century and is located in Ronda, Spain. The word alameda refers specifically to a grove of poplar trees, but it has become attached to any tree-lined avenue or boulevard. It […]
Location: Alameda del Tajo, Paseo Blas Infante, 1, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Distance: 0.60km
Visiting Alameda del Tajo

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Mirador de Aldehuela

Mirador De Aldehuela
This viewpoint is located near the Puente Nuevo, right next to the convent of Santo Domingo. It offers spectacular views of River Guadalevín, the bridge and the hills of the Serranía de Ronda. It is named after the renowned Spanish architect who also built the neighboring Puente Nuevo as well as the town’s bullring.
Location: Mirador de Aldehuela Calle Armiñán, 1 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Distance: 0.70km
Visiting Mirador de Aldehuela

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Plaza de Toros de Ronda

Ronda Bullring
The Plaza de Toros de Ronda or Bullring of Ronda is a historic Bullring in Ronda which opened in 1785.  It is the oldest bullring in Spain, and it is considered to be one of the cradles of modern bullfighting. It can hold up to 5,000 people, in its shaded stands. Outside the bullring, you […]
Location: Plaza de Toros de Ronda, 15 Calle Virgen de la Paz, Ronda, Spain, | Hours: Mo-Sun: 10 am – 8 pm Free entrance (for EU citizens): Monday (8 am – 10 am), Tuesday and Wednesday (9 am – 10 am) | Price: €8 (€9.50 with audioguide | Website | Distance: 0.70km
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Puente Viejo

Old Bridge, Ronda, Spain
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The Puente Viejo or Old Bridge is the oldest and smallest of three bridges that span the 120-meter deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda in southern Spain. It was built in 1616, and currently only carries pedestrian traffic. It was built in the 16th century, on the remnants […]
Location: Puente Viejo Calle Real, 2 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: Free | Distance: 0.70km
Visiting Puente Viejo

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Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi

Paseo De Kazunori Yamauchi, Ronda
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Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi or Walkway of Kazunori Yamauchi is a walkway in Ronda, Spain. There are great views to be had from here down to the bottom of the gorge. It forms the final part of the Paseo de Blas Infante and is closet to the Tajo and the Guadalevin river. The street snakes […]
Location: Paseo de Kazunori Yamahuchi Calle Armiñán, 3 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Distance: 0.70km
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Jardines de Cuenca

Jardines De Cuenca, Ronda 3
The Jardines de Cuenca or Cuenca Gardens are hanging gardens in Ronda, Spain. They are located on the ledges of the Tajo and range across a series of  23 rose-covered terraces.  The views are fantastic and give you a unique and differing perspective of the city. They are are also known as the Mina Garden, no doubt due […]
Location: Jardines De Cuenca, Calle Escolleras, 1 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 8am-7pm | Price: N/A | Distance: 0.70km
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Monumento al Toro

Monumento Al Toro Ronda Bullring
The Monumento al Toro or Monument to the bull is a statue located in the Plaza de Toros de Ronda, in Ronda, Spain. It is a monument honoring the city of Ronda to the Toro de Lidia, “pillar of the festival, the culture and history of a town” as the plaque placed at the foot […]
Location: Monumento al Toro Paseo Blas Infante, 2 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 24 hours | Price: Free | Distance: 0.70km
Visiting Monumento al Toro

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Casa del Rey Moro

Casa Del Rey Moro Water Gate
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The Casa del Rey Moro or House of the Moorish King is an 18th century building in Ronda, Spain. The building is named after a tile on the facade, representing a Moorish king. What to see at the Casa del Rey Moro There are three elements that make up the Casa del Rey Moro: The Muslim-era […]
Location: La Casa del Rey Moro, Calle Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 9 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 10am-9.30pm May-Sep, to 8pm Oct-Apr | Price: €6 | Website | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Casa del Rey Moro

Mirador de Ronda

Mirador De Ronda
Mirador de Ronda is a viewing point in Paseo Blas Infante, Ronda, Spain. There are amazing vistas of the gorge, mountains and the Puente Nuevo that can be seen from this scenic viewpoint.
Location: Mirador de Ronda Ctra. de los Molinos, 1955 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: Free | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Mirador de Ronda

Baños Árabes

Arab Baths Ronda 2
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The Baños Árabes or Arabic baths in Ronda are the best preserved 13th-century Arab baths in Spain. The bath house built in a similar way to Roman bath houses,  is divided into three main zones, cold water, warm water and hot water bathrooms.  Surprisingly, the hydraulic system is still almost intact today. The central hall is the […]
Location: Baños Arabes, Yacimiento Arqueológico, Calle Molino de Alarcón, s/n 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am – 7 pm Saturday, Sunday and Festive: 10 am – 3 pm | Price: €3.50, Free Tue | Website | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Baños Árabes

Paseo de Blas Infante

Paseo De Blas Infante 2
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The Paseo de Blas Infante is a park located in Ronda, Spain. Located behind Ronda’s famous bullring bullring are the gardens of Blas Infante. A small park which offers quietness and relaxation in the city center of Ronda often with street musicians, such as flamenco and guitarists, performing along the path. The park offers great […]
Location: Paseo Blas Infante, 1, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: June - September 8.00am - 00.00 September - May: 9.00am - 22.00 | Price: Free | Website | Distance: 0.80km
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Puente Nuevo

View Of Ronda Spain
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The Puente Nuevo is a beautiful bridge spanning a huge ravine. It is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-m (390-ft) chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda. The bridge was built in the late 18th century, due to the need for communicating the oldest district of the […]
Location: Puente Nuevo Calle Armiñán, s/n 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am – 7 pm Saturday, Sunday and Festive: 10 am – 3 pm | Price: €2 | Website | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Puente Nuevo

Museo Lara

Museum Lara, Ronda
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The Museo Lara or Lara Museum is a museum located in the old part of Ronda, Spain. It is located in the Palace of the Count of the Conquest of the Batanes Islands. Museo Lara is a private museum showcasing the collections of one man, the founder of the museum, Juan Antonio Lara Jury. It […]
Location: Museo Lara Calle Armiñán, 29 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 11:00 20 00 hours (June to October) 11:00 to 19:00 (from November to May) | Price: 4 € | Website | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Museo Lara

Paseo De Los Ingleses

Paseo De Los Ingleses, Ronda 4
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The Paseo De Los Ingleses  or The English Walk is a walkway in Ronda, Spain. It is the furthest of the paseos from the Tajo and the Guadalevin river, is to be found just beyond the Mirador de los Reyes Católicos. The walkway has been recently repaved and suitable for wheelchair access, although shade is […]
Visiting Paseo De Los Ingleses

Paseo de Ernest Hemingway

Paseo De Ernest Hemingway, Ronda 2
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The Paseo de Ernest Hemingway  or Ernest Hemingway Walk is a panoramic walkway in Ronda, Spain. The paseo or walk is the nearest of the paseos to the Tajo and the Guadalevin river. It wraps around the Parador de Turismo de Ronda and looks right over the cliff of the Tajo de Ronda. In 2013 the […]
Visiting Paseo de Ernest Hemingway

Palacio del Marqués de Salvatierra

Palacio De Salvatierra, Ronda
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The Palacio de Salvatierra is a building in the Spanish city of Ronda, Spain. The interior of the palace cannot be visited .The palace has a small museum of Renaissance art and artifacts. History of the Palacio del Marqués de Salvatierra When the catholic monarchs too the city in the end of the 15th century […]
Location: Palacio de Salvatierra Calle Real, 2 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: N/A | Price: N/A | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Palacio del Marqués de Salvatierra

Puente Romano

View Of Puente Romano And Arab Baths
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The Puente Romano or Roman Bridge that span the 120-meter deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda in southern Spain. It is also known as the Puente Árabe or Arab Bridge. The Arab bridge, although everyone calls it the Roman bridge, was built at the end of the 14th […]
Location: Puente Romanom, Calle Molino de Alarcón, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: 24 hours | Price: Free | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Puente Romano

Arco de Felipe V

City Gate Ronda 4
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The Arco de Felipe V or Felipe V arch is part of the city walls of Ronda, Spain. It is named after the king of Spain Philip V (1683 – 1746). What does the Arco de Felipe V look like? This door, an emblematic monument of the city, consists of a double stonework arch of […]
Location: Calle Marqués de Salvatierra, 30, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Distance: 0.80km
Visiting Arco de Felipe V

Casa de San Juan Bosco

Casa De San Juan Bosco, Ronda3
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La Casa de San Juan Bosco, is a house in Ronda Spain. It is a is a modernist palace built at the beginning of the 20th century. What to see in the Casa de San Juan Bosco It is worth highlighting its beautiful interior patio decorated with Nasrid flooring and a large collection of ceramics […]
Location: Casa don Bosco Calle Tenorio, Nº21 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 am. to 2 pm. and from 2:30 to 5 pm. | Price: €2 | Distance: 0.90km
Visiting Casa de San Juan Bosco

Puerta de los Molinos

Arco Del Cristo, Ronda
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The Puerta de los Molinos or Gate of the Mills is one of the ancient entrances through the city walls into Ronda. After the reconquest by the Christians the gate was renamed the Arco del Cristo or Arch of Christ because the Christians built a small shrine into the stonework.  It is located to the […]
Location: Arco del Cristo. Murallas de Albacara y Molinos del Tajo, Ronda (Rincón Singular) 6 Plaza de María Auxiliadora 29400 Ronda Málaga, Spain | Hours: 24 Hour | Price: Free | Distance: 1.00km
Visiting Puerta de los Molinos

San Sebastian Minaret

San Sebastian Minaret
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The San Sebastian Minaret is a Minaret from a mosque in Ronda, Spain. The minaret was a two level structure with an open patio on the third level where the muezzin or Islamic priest, would call the faithful to prayer. It is possible that during the hot summer months a canopy or umbrella may have […]
Location: Minaret of San Sebastian Plaza Abul Beka, s/n 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: N/A | Price: N/A | Distance: 1.00km
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Casa del Gigante

Entrance To Casa Casa Del Gigante, Ronda
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The Casa del Gigante or house of the Giant is a private house built between the end of the 13th century and the beginning of the 14th, in Ronda, Spain. It is similar to the buildings of Granada and those of the Maghreb, it is considered a small palace and one of the is one […]
Location: Casa del Gigante Plaza del Gigante, 1 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain View on | Hours: Autumn and Winter Monday to Friday 10am till 6pm (10:00-18:00) Saturdays 10am till 1.45pm (10:00-13:45) then 3pm till 6pm (15:00-18:00) Sundays and Public holidays 10am – 3pm (10:00 – 15:00)Spring and Summer Monday to Friday 10am till 7pm (10:00-19:00) Saturdays 10am till 1.45pm (10:00-13:45) then 3pm till 6pm (15:00-18:00) Sundays and Public holidays 10am – 3pm (10:00 – 15:00) | Price: 2€ | Distance: 1.00km
Visiting Casa del Gigante

Murallas de Levante, Carmen & Cijara

Levante Walls Ronda
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The Murallas are the City walls that start at the by the . The protected the  eastern flank of the City that was thought to be the most open to attack as they lacked the natural defenses of high steep cliffs, instead there was a slope in places right up to the walls on the […]
Location: Calle Armiñán, 14 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: N/A | Distance: 1.00km
Visiting Murallas de Levante, Carmen & Cijara

Plaza de María Auxiliadora

Plaza De Maria Auxiliadora, Ronda
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Plaza de María Auxiliadora is a small square in Ronda, Spain.  It is a small shaded square with a fountain in the middle with a couple of restaurants with chairs and tables out. It is the main access route from the old town of Ronda down to the El Tajo Gorge. There are great views over […]
Location: Plaza de María Auxiliadora, Calle Sor Angela de la Cruz, 2, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: Free | Distance: 1.00km
Visiting Plaza de María Auxiliadora

Museo del Bandolero

Museo Del Bandolero, In Ronda
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The Museo del Bandolero or Bandit Museum is a museum dedicated to bandits, it is located in Ronda, Spain. It retells a part of the history the Serranía mountains in the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries relating to the main period that Bandits were particularly active around Ronda. It  features different people, who […]
Location: Museo del Bandolero Calle Armiñán, 65 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: From Monday to Friday and Sunday from 11 am. to 7.30 pm. Saturday and bank holidays from 11 am. to 8 pm. | Price: €3.75 | Website | Distance: 1.00km
Visiting Museo del Bandolero

Church of Santa María la Mayor

Iglesia De Santa María La Mayor Ronda
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The Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mayor or St Mary Major Church is a Church in Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, Ronda, Spain. The church was built in the 16th and 18th century on the remains of an ancient mosque. Legend has it that this itself was built on top of an earlier Roman temple. The church […]
Location: Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor Calle Sor Angela de la Cruz, 5 29400 Ronda Málaga | Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm Sunday: 10 am – 12.30 pm and 2 pm – 8 pm | Price: €4.50 | Distance: 1.10km
Visiting Church of Santa María la Mayor

Palacio de Mondragon

Palacio De Mondragon, Ronda, Spain 7
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The Palacio de Mondragon or Mondragón Palace, also known as the Marqués de Villasierra Palace, is a Mudejar-Renaissance building located in the old town of Ronda, Spain. The Palace currently also holds the Municipal Museum of Ronda. What you will see at Palacio de Mondragon The realatively small palace has retained its colonnaded internal Mudéjar […]
Location: Plaza Mondragón, s/n, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: 10am-7pm Mon-Fri, to 3pm Sat & Sun Apr-Sep, shorter hours Oct-Mar | Price: €3.50 | Distance: 1.10km
Visiting Palacio de Mondragon

Plaza Duquesa de Parcent

Plaza Duquesa Da Parcent, Ronda Fountain 2
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The Plaza Duquesa de Parcent or Duchess of Parcent Square  is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ronda. Because during the Moorish domination, it used to welcome the town’s main buildings, you can now find several monuments and historical palaces that are worth a visit. It’s surrounded by several monuments including the […]
Location: Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, 11, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: N/A | Price: N/A | Distance: 1.10km
Visiting Plaza Duquesa de Parcent

Puerta Del Viento

Puerta Del Viento Ronda
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The Puerta Del Viento or Wind Gate is one of the City Gates in the Walls of Ronda, Spain. It is located at the other end of the Albacara Wall to the  Puerta de los Molinos or Puerta del Cristo and built onto a very tall vertical gherkin shaped rock that forms a natural wall. […]
Location: 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: 24 Hour | Price: N/A | Distance: 1.10km
Visiting Puerta Del Viento

Albacara Walls

Albacara Walls, Ronda 2
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The Albacara Walls were Moorish Walls which formed part of the defensive structure of Ronda in Spain. The Albacara Walls are located in the mouth of Ronda Gorge roughly half way up the gorge. The wall ends with a shear drop to the gorge bottom and protects a slop that leads right up to the […]
Location: 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 24 Hours | Price: Free | Distance: 1.10km
Visiting Albacara Walls

Laurel Castle

Laurel Castle Ronda
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Laurel castle are the remnants of a castle in Ronda in Spain. History of Ronda’s Laurel Castle The origins of Laurel castle come in 132BC when the Roman commander, Scipio had ordered a castle to be built here. Scipio founded a series of military orders, one of them located in  Ronda or Arunda as it […]
Location: Castillo del Laurel Calle Cuesta de las Imágenes 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: N/A | Price: N/A | Distance: 1.20km
Visiting Laurel Castle

Puerta de Almocabar

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The Puerta de Almocabar is one of the 13th century city gates through the city walls of Ronda in Spain. There are two city gates here, the Puerta de Almocabar and the later Charles V Gate. The Almocabar Walls are located on the southern side of Ronda and and well preserved and you can walk along the […]
Location: Puerta de Almocábar Plazuela Arquitecto Francisco Pons Sorolla, s/n 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Website | Distance: 1.30km
Visiting Puerta de Almocabar

Iglesia del Espíritu Santo

Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo 2
The Iglesia del Espíritu Santo or Church of the Holy Spirit is a Christian temple in the old city of  Ronda, Spain. The church is built by, and looms over the city gate, Puerta de Almocábar.  its contruction was ordered by King Ferdinand and it was the first church to be built after Ronda was retaken […]
Location: Calle Espíritu Santo, 15, 29400 Ronda, Málaga, Spain | Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am till 2pm then 4pm till 7pm | Price: 1€ | Distance: 1.30km
Visiting Iglesia del Espíritu Santo

Cueva del Gato

Cueva Del Gato, Ronda 2
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The Cueva del Gato or The Cat’s Cave is a cave in Ronda, Spain, from which the water of the Guadares or Gaduares River flows. The spring has permanent crystal-clear waters, which invites you to have a swim in summer, although be warned of its breathtaking temperature! The water has flowed through the underground river […]
Location: Cueva del Gato, MA-7401 Km 3 Carretera de Benaoján a 29370 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: 24 Hour | Price: Free | Distance: 7.20km
Visiting Cueva del Gato

Cueva de la Pileta

Entrada Pileta, Ronda
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Cueva de la Pileta or Cave of the Pool is a cave in the twenty kilometers southwest of Ronda in Spain. The cave was discovered in 1905. Torchlit guided tours, which must be booked in advance, give you access to the cave system reveal Stone Age paintings of horses, goats and fish from 20,000 to […]
Location: Cueva de la Pileta 29370 Benaoján Málaga Spain | Hours: tours 10am-1pm & 4-6pm May-Sep, to 5pm Oct-Apr | Price: €10 | Website | Distance: 11.50km
Visiting Cueva de la Pileta

Ruins of Acinipo

Roman Ruins Of Acinipo, Ronda
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Acinipo is the ruins a Roman city located about 20 kilometers from Ronda, Southern Spain. It is known locally as Ronda la Vieja, Arunda or Old Ronda; as it was incorrectly thought that this was the first settlement of the city. It was mentioned in Plini and, inscriptions to Geninn Oppidi, to the god Marse and […]
Location: Ruins of Acinipo MA-449, s/n 29400 Ronda Málaga Spain | Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 to 17.00 Sunday: 09.00 to 14.00 Entrance: Free | Distance: 11.80km
Visiting Ruins of Acinipo

Best Time to Visit Ronda 

Visiting Ronda in Spring

Spring, from March to May, is an ideal time to visit Ronda. The weather is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). This season is perfect for exploring Ronda’s historical sites and enjoying the lush landscapes. The blooming flowers and vibrant greenery add to the town’s picturesque charm.

Visiting Ronda in Summer

Summer, from June to August, is the peak tourist season in Ronda. The weather is warm, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F). Despite the heat, summer is a great time to experience Ronda’s lively atmosphere and cultural events, such as the Feria de Pedro Romero in September, which includes traditional bullfighting and other festivities.

Visiting Ronda in Autumn

Autumn, from September to November, is another excellent time to visit Ronda. The temperatures are cooler, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), making it comfortable for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The autumn colors enhance the natural beauty of the area, and the tourist crowds from summer have diminished, providing a more relaxed experience.

Visiting Ronda in Winter

Winter, from December to February, is mild in Ronda, with temperatures averaging between 10°C and 15°C (50°F to 59°F). This is the off-peak tourist season, offering a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. Winter is a good time to explore Ronda’s indoor attractions, such as museums and historic buildings, without the crowds. The town’s festive decorations and events during the holiday season add a charming touch to the visit.

Average Temperatures in Ronda 

  • January 18°C 6
  • February 19°C 6
  • March 22°C 9
  • April 24°C 6
  • May 25°C 3
  • June 30°C 1
  • July 33°C 0
  • August 32°C 1
  • September 29°C 4
  • October 25°C 5
  • November 22°C 9
  • December 19°C 7

How to get to Ronda 

By Air to Ronda

The nearest major airports to Ronda are Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), located about 100 kilometers away, and Gibraltar International Airport (GIB), approximately 120 kilometers away. From these airports, you can reach Ronda by rental car, taxi, or public transportation.

By Train to Ronda

Ronda has a well-connected train station with regular services from major cities such as Málaga and Seville. The train journey from Málaga to Ronda takes around 2 hours, while from Seville, it takes about 2.5 hours. The train station is conveniently located near the town center, providing easy access to local attractions.

By Bus to Ronda

Several bus companies operate routes to Ronda from various cities in Andalusia. Buses from Málaga take about 2 hours, and from Seville, the journey is around 2.5 to 3 hours. The main bus station in Ronda is centrally located, making it easy to reach your accommodation and explore the town.

By Car to Ronda

Driving to Ronda is a convenient option, especially if you plan to explore the surrounding region. From Málaga, the drive takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours via the A-357 and A-367 highways. From Seville, it takes around 2 to 2.5 hours via the A-375 and A-374 highways. The scenic drive through the Andalusian countryside adds to the experience.

By Local Transportation in Ronda

Once in Ronda, you can explore the town by walking or using the local bus network. Taxis are also readily available for getting around. Walking is particularly enjoyable in Ronda due to its compact size and the close proximity of major attractions.