Málaga Province

Some 20km northwest of Ronda, off the A374, is the relatively undisturbed Roman site of Acinipo at Ronda la Vieja. Although completely ruined, with the exception of its partially reconstructed theatre, it's a wonderfully wild site with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. You can happily while away an hour wandering among the fallen stones and trying to guess the location of various baths and forums. Hours vary month to month – check the Facebook page for details.

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Nearby Málaga Province attractions

1. Castillo

3.84 MILES

At the top of town, Setenil's 12th-century castle was captured by the Christians just eight years before the fall of Granada. You can climb the 13th…

2. Santuario de los Remedios

6.57 MILES

Three kilometres southeast of Olvera's historic core, en route to Torre Alháquime, this 17th-century sanctuary honours the town's patron saint. Its…

3. Iglesia de la Merced

7.04 MILES

The convent attached to this church was was one of the richest in the early 17th century and was home to several stunning paintings. Sadly, the paintings…

4. Plaza de Toros

7.18 MILES

In existence for more than 200 years, this is one of Spain's oldest bullrings and the site of some of the most important events in bullfighting history. A…

7. Plaza de España

7.27 MILES

The town's main square was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Chapter 10 tells how, early in the civil war, the 'fascists' of a…

8. Puente Nuevo

7.31 MILES

Straddling the dramatic gorge of the Río Guadalevín (Deep River) is Ronda's most recognisable sight, the towering Puente Nuevo, so named not because it's…