There is a hidden jewel in the heart of Andalusia, becoming the the perfect place for a getaway . A weekend in Ronda is a destination that enchants travellers with its medieval charm, breathtaking scenery and rich history dating back centuries.
From Visitanddo.com we leave you a two-day itinerary to explore the wonders of RondaFrom its iconic New Bridge to its narrow cobbled streets and cultural treasures. Get ready to be swept away by the magic of Ronda and discover why this city is a hidden treasure in the province of Malaga.
Itinerary 2 days for a weekend in Ronda
Day 1: Stroll through the historic centre and cross the New Bridge of Ronda.
Ronda is known for its impressive "Puente Nuevo"which towers over the canyon of the Guadalevín river. It is an iconic structure and an ideal starting point for exploring the city. From the bridge, you can enjoy a spectacular view and watch the river meander through the deep canyon.
After admiring the view from the New Bridge, head for the Plaza de EspañaA charming square surrounded by restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a typical Andalusian lunch. Try gazpacho, a cold tomato soup, to cool you down on a hot summer's day.
The Alameda del Tajo is a beautiful park with well-kept gardens offering panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Here you can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the natural beauty of Ronda.
The Palace of MondragonThe museum, a former Moorish palace, houses a museum that exhibits a collection of historical artefacts and takes you through the history of Ronda. Explore its charming courtyards and discover the fascinating history of the region. In case you have little time to visit the city of Ronda, do some sightseeing. an excursion to Ronda from Malaga with guided visit which includes a visit to the Palace of Mondragón.
After leaving the museum, continue to explore the narrow, picturesque streets of the old town, such as the Calle de la Bolawhich will take you to Socorro Squareanother charming meeting point in Ronda.
Here you will have concluded your first day in Ronda by seeing the most essential sights without missing out on any of the details.
You can extend your day by adding this mini guide to 10 things to visit and do in Ronda.
Day 2: Culture of Ronda and what to see around Ronda
On the second day of your visit to Ronda you can start your day at the Arab BathsA testimony to Ronda's Moorish era. These well-preserved baths are a reminder of the city's rich Moorish heritage.
Then visit the Lara MuseumThe museum is a private museum that houses an amazing collection of historical artefacts ranging from antiquities to medieval torture instruments. It's an intriguing experience that will immerse you in the past. You can also discover museums in Ronda to visit in one day.
The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is a must for architecture lovers. Its Gothic façade and richly decorated interior will take your breath away. You can spend hours admiring the artistic details of this church.
The House of the Moorish King is another hidden treasure that you must visit. This house-museum has a spectacular garden and an ancient Arab cistern. Walk through its passages and admire the panoramic views of the cliffs from its balconies.
Ronda is famous for its historic bullring, the Bullring of Rondaone of the oldest bullrings in Spain. You can explore the bullring and its bullfighting museum, which will give you a deeper understanding of bullfighting culture.
You can extend your day by adding this mini guide to 10 things to see in Ronda.
5 places to explore in the surroundings of Ronda
If you have extra timeRonda's surroundings offer exciting opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Andalusia. Here are some options:
1.The Route of the White VillagesEmbark on an excursion to visit the famous "white villages" of the region, such as Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra and Setenil de las Bodegas. These charming villages are known for their white houses and picturesque atmosphere. Discover the route of the white villages from Ronda.
2.Sierra de las Nieves Natural ParkA short drive from Ronda, this natural park is a paradise for nature lovers. You can hike along scenic trails and enjoy the local flora and fauna. Here you will find the second highest peak in the province of Malaga, the Torrecilla peak.
3.Cave of La PiletaDiscover prehistoric cave art in the Cueva de la Pileta, one of the most important caves in Europe. The paintings and engravings date back thousands of years and offer a fascinating insight into human history in the region.
4.AcinipoRonda, also known as "Ronda la Vieja", is an ancient Roman city located in the hills near Ronda, Spain. Its archaeological ruins, such as the well-preserved Roman theatre, allow visitors to travel back in time and explore the fascinating history of this ancient city.
5. The Cat's Cave is a natural treasure located near Ronda, Spain. This impressive cave is characterised by its crystal clear waters and unique rock formations. It is a popular destination for nature lovers and offers opportunities to swim and explore its mysterious underground galleries.
Excursions to Ronda from Malaga
Here are our recommended excursions in Visitanddo.com to visit Ronda in one day.
These excursions to Ronda include:
- Transport to and from Málaga & Costa del Sol
- English and Spanish speaking guide during the coach trips and excursion.
- Free time in Setenil de las Bodegas
- A glass of Ronda wine with a view of the Puente Nuevo.
- Guided tour of the city of Ronda including entrance to the Mondragon Palace Museum (Archaeological Museum of Ronda) if you choose this option.
- Free time in Ronda
You can see all the options for a visit to Ronda here:
As you can see a weekend in Ronda allows you to explore the city and its surroundings, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and rich history of the region. From the breathtaking views from Puente Nuevo to the surrounding white villages and the natural wonders of the Sierra de las Nieves, Ronda and its surroundings offer a complete experience.