Attractions

Notable Building in Ronda

Plaza de Toros

Ronda’s Plaza de Toros is a mecca for bullfighting aficionados. In existence for more than 200 years, it is one of the oldest and most revered bullrings in Spain and has been the site of some of the most important e…
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 ex…
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, which was part of the mosque’s mihrab (prayer niche indicating the direction o…
Gardens in Ronda

Casa del Rey Moro

The 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 supplies when i…
Museum in Ronda

Museo del Bandolero

This small museum is dedicated to the banditry for which central Andalucía was once renowned. Old prints reflect that when the youthful bandoleros (bandits) were not being shot, hanged or garrotted by the authoritie…
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…
Historic Site in Ronda

Baños Arabes

Enjoy the pleasant walk here from the centre of town. Backing on to Ronda’s river, these 13th- and 14th-century Arab baths are in good condition, with horseshoe arches, columns and clearly designated divisions betwe…
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, best viewed from the Camino de los Molinos, which runs along the bottom of the gorge. …
Square in Ronda

Plaza de España

Directly across the Puente Nuevo is the main square, Plaza de España, made famous by Hemingway in his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. Chapter 10 tells how early in the Civil War the 'fascists' of a small town were ro…
Square in Ronda

Puerta de Carlos V

The Old Town is surrounded by massive fortress walls pierced by two ancient gates: the Islamic Puerta de Almocábar, which in the 13th century was the main gateway to the castle; and the 16th-century Puerta de C…