Ronda, without a doubt, is one of the most popular towns in Andalusia. And one of the excursions that you demand the most from us from Seville. What is the popularity of this small municipality in the mountains of Malaga? Probably to the spectacular of its views, and the routes you can do from there. But Ronda is not only worth it for its famous bridge, called by most Andalusians "El Tajo de Ronda", in addition to the gorge, but this town also has much more to offer.

First things first, the history of Ronda: a town founded, probably in the 6th century BC by the Celts, later the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the Romans passed through here, giving splendor to the area. The Visigoths took it when the Roman Empire fell, and in 711-13, as in Seville and other areas of Andalusia, it was conquered by the Muslims, who stayed in Ronda until 1485, when the Catholic Monarchs managed to take it after a long siege.

Having already put ourselves in context, let's talk now about what we have to do in Ronda:

  • El Tajo or Puente Nuevo located on the Garganta del Tajo, next to the bullring. It is a symbol of Ronda and under it, there is a distance of approximately 100 meters until reaching the Guadalevín River. In addition, this bridge connects the old area with the new one in Ronda.
  • The Old Bridge was previously considered "new" until the other bridge was built. The Old Bridge communicated the city and the neighborhood of the flea market. It is considered from the Arab period. After the Christian conquest at the end of the s. XV, the old bridge was destroyed. It was restored in the s. XX and the one that we can see today rises 31 meters from the river and its arch measures 10 meters.
  • The Palacio de Mondragón houses the municipal museum. Built-in 1314 by King Abomelik, it was later used as the main residence of Kings Isabella and Ferdinand.
  • The bullring is owned by the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda. It is also one of the oldest and most monumental Plaza de Toros.
  • The Arab baths of Ronda were built at the end of the 13th century. They were also located next to the Puerta del Puente following the custom of the time, by which visitors had to purify themselves before entering the city.

But, in addition to the monuments mentioned above, in Ronda what is really worth walking through its old town. In the old part, known as "The city" is the Greater Church, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the town hall, different museums, the palaces of Mondragón and Salvatierra, the Casa del Rey Moro through which you can go down to the bottom from the pit through the stairs of the mine, the House of the Giant, the Alminar of San Sebastián, the disappeared Church of San Sebastián, the House of San Juan Bosco, the Puerta de Felipe V and a large number of palace-houses, narrow streets and squares.

If you have the opportunity, it would also be a good idea to go through a flamenco show, eat in some of its restaurants with views of the gorge, have tapas in a tavern and of course, visit one of the wineries in or around the town, since wine de Ronda is probably one of the best in Andalusia. We promise to make a post about Malaga wines!

Meanwhile, if you want to go on an excursion to Ronda with us, don't stop asking us and we will give you a personalized quote. Write to us at or at +34 628190516 and we will inform you of all the possibilities.

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