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10 must-sees and things to do in Ronda

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We leave you a list about the best things to see and do in Ronda to help you prepare your visit to one of the most beautiful and visited villages in Andalusia.

It is located in the province of Malaga, exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes from the capital of Malaga, divided in two by the river Guadalevin which crosses the famous New Bridge that joins both sides of the canyon of the Tagus with 100 meters deep.

Ronda can be visited in one day to discover all its attractions and places of interest.

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What to see in Ronda in one day?

Here our Top 10 things to do and visit in Ronda in one day.

1. Alameda del tajo Park

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Alameda del Tajo Park

This is a 19th century tree-lined promenade with five avenues filled with a wide variety of plant species. Situated between the Plaza de Toros and the Tagus where you can find small balconies from which you can enjoy the you can contemplate the breathtaking views and an unparalleled landscape of the Serranía de Ronda.

One of its most famous balconies is the "Pussy balconyknown by this name because of the sensation of vertigo it produces.

Inside the Alameda you will find the Vicente Espinel Theatre where most of the cultural activities of the city of Ronda take place.

One of the most outstanding green areas of the city for locals and visitors that you can't miss.

2. Viewpoints in Ronda

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Viewpoints of Ronda

Both by day and by night, one of the things to see in Ronda that you can't miss is the breathtaking views from any of its viewpoints. Three viewpoints in particular stand out:

Viewpoint of Ronda

Better known as "El Balcón del coño" that we mentioned before, which you can find in the Alameda del Tajo park. Don't hesitate to say "Coño, qué vistas" to understand it.

Romantic Travellers' Viewpoint of Ronda

This viewpoint was a destination for the romantic travellers who began their journey from the Grand Tour in search of the authentic and its passage served as inspiration for Lorca, Borges, Rilke, Joyce and Hemingway. Thanks to this, Ronda became a tourist destination.

Viewpoint Puente Nuevo de Ronda

For us one of the most beautiful, with views of the New Bridge from below and be impressed by its imposing height, put on comfortable shoes because to get here you have to make a descent down a dirt road, but it's worth it.

3. Bullring of Ronda

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What to see in Ronda - bullring of Ronda

It is about the oldest and most beautiful bullring in Spain. Its first purpose was in 1785 as a place of exercise for the knights and it was built by the same architect who built the New Bridge.

Ronda is considered the birthplace of bullfighting and one of the best bullfighters in Spain founded the bullfighting school of Ronda.

This square can be visited both inside and in the museum itself, both of which are located in the same place.

4. The New Bridge

Tagus Bridge - Ronda
New Bridge over the Tajo de Ronda

You will recognise it easily because it is already considered an emblem, the photo that most represents the city of Ronda is the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge).The bridge, with its breathtaking views, is almost 100 metres high above the river gorge and was built in the mid-18th century with the intention of linking the two historic quarters of the city.

Don't miss the opportunity to contemplate it from all its perspectives, the views of the valley from this tourist attraction in the city of Ronda will not leave you indifferent.

5. Duquesa de Parcent Square

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What to visit in Ronda - Duquesa de Parcent Square

One of Ronda's most picturesque squaresRonda is home to some of the most important buildings to see in Ronda, such as the town hall, the Convent of the Poor Clares, the Convent of Clarity and the church of Santa María la Mayor.

It is surrounded by several restaurants with terraces where you can stop to rest and watch the locals go about their daily lives.

6. Mondragon Palace in Ronda

If you are looking to learn all about the history of the city, you should include in your visit the Mondragon Palace of Ronda where you will find the museum of Ronda, in addition to everything you will learn about Ronda, do not miss the opportunity to enter to see its courtyard and gardens where you will find one of the most important museums of the city. the best panoramic views of the cliffs of Ronda.

This palace served as the main residence for Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand during their stay in Ronda, mixing Moorish and Renaissance architecture.

You can to buy your ticket in advance click here.

7. Arab Walls

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Views of the Serranía de Ronda from the Ronda Walls

Ronda is a walled city because during the Muslim conquest of Spain, Ronda was used as a defence because it was located in a strategically important enclave.

It has three sections, one to the south, one to the west and one to the east. Each of the sections has one or more gates: the Almocábar Gate, the Esparteros Gate, the Mills Gate, the Wind Gate and the Cijara Gate.

Enjoy the views from the walls of Ronda.

8. Arab Baths of Ronda

Arab Baths of Ronda
Arab Baths of Ronda

The Arab baths of Ronda are located in the San Miguel quarter, the best preserved in the whole of the Spanish peninsula. They were built at the end of the 13th century with a structure typical of Roman baths with a hot, warm and cold zone.

These baths were used as a centre for social gatherings and nowadays you can go inside to see the interior.

9. The House of the Moorish King

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Casa del Rey Moro - things to do in Ronda

With its Hispano-Muslim inspiration, the gardens outside this 18th century palace are reminiscent of the design of Montjuic in Barcelona or the Maria Luisa Park in Seville.

The inside of the house itself cannot be visited at present, but you can go down to the water mines, from where water was once extracted with a waterwheel. From here you will find stairs carved into the rock in the form of a zigzag, about 80 metres down and up, to reach the banks of the river Guadalevín, where you will have a breathtaking view at the foot of the river.

10. Socorro Square

Socorro Square
Socorro Square

One of the busiest places in Ronda is the Plaza del Socorro, where, as its name suggests, the church of Socorro is located.

Ideal for relaxing and having a drink, as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants with terraces.

If you also want to find the Dream CityRonda, in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda and very close to the province of Cádiz, is not to be missed. Perfectly combinable with one of the most beautiful white villages of Cádiz, Setenil de las Bodegas.

We recommend that you take advantage of the Excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas so that you don't miss any detail of what to visit and what to do in Ronda.

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