Attractions

Notable Building in Ronda

Plaza de Toros

In existence for more than 200 years, the Plaza de Toros is one of Spain's oldest bullrings and the site of some of the most important events in bullfighting history. A visit is a way of learning about this deep-roo…
Museum in Ronda

Museo Lara

The museum is the private collection of Juan Antonio Lara Jurado, who has been a collector since the age of 10. Now in his 70s, he still lives above the museum, but his living space is set to shrink, as he wants to …
Gardens in Ronda

Casa del Rey Moro

Several landscaped terraces give access to La Mina, an Islamic stairway of more than 300 steps cut into the rock all the way down to the river at the bottom of the gorge. These steps enabled Ronda to maintain water …
Square in Ronda

Plaza de España

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 small town were rounded up in the ayuntamiento (town hall), cl…
Church in Ronda

Iglesia de Santa María La Mayor

The city’s original mosque metamorphosed into this elegant church. Just inside the entrance is an arch covered with Arabic inscriptions that was part of the mosque’s mihrab (prayer niche indicating the direction of …
Bridge in Ronda

Puente Nuevo

Straddling the dramatic gorge and the Río Guadalevín (Deep River) is Ronda's most recognisable sight, the towering Puente Nuevo, so named not because it's particularly new (building started in 1759) but because it's…
Historic Site in Ronda

Baños Arabes

Enjoy the pleasant walk here from the centre of town. Backing onto Ronda’s river, these 13th- and 14th-century Arab baths are in good condition, with horseshoe arches, columns and clearly designated divisions betwee…
Museum in Ronda

Museo de Ronda

The city museum has artefacts and information especially related to both Roman and Islamic funerary systems. Of even more interest to some will be the palatial setting. Built for Abomelic, ruler of Ronda in 1314, th…
Gallery in Ronda

Museo Joaquín Peinado

Native Ronda artist Joaquín Peinado was an amigo and contemporary of Picasso's, a fact reflected in his work, with its strong abstract lines, flirtations with cubism and seeming obsession with female nudes. It’s all…
Church in Ronda

Iglesia de la Merced

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 were destroyed by the Carmelite Order when it took possession…