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Top Choice Tapas in Ronda

Bodega San Francisco

With three dining rooms and tables spilling out onto the narrow pedestrian street, this may well be Ronda’s top tapas bar. The menu is vast – including nine-plus salad choices – and should suit the fussiest of famil…
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…
Andalucian in Ronda

Restaurante Pedro Romero

Opposite the bullring, this celebrated eatery dedicated to bullfighting turns out classic rondeño dishes (dishes from Ronda), such as partridge stew with dried fruits and a celebrated rabo de toro (braised oxtail). …
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…
Andalucian in Ronda

Faustino

This is the real deal, a lively atmospheric tapas bar with plenty of seating in the open traditional atrium decorated with plants, feria posters, and bullfighting and religious pictures. Tapas and raciones are gener…
Andalucian in Ronda

Almocábar

Tasty tapas here include montaditos (small pieces of bread) topped with a variety of delicacies like duck breast and chorizo. Mains are available in the elegant dining room and concentrate on Ronda-style specialitie…
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…