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What to see and do in Ronda

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Rondalocated an hour from Malaga, is a historic town famous for its impressive geography and emblematic monuments, belonging to the popular route of the white villages.

Ronda is known for its representative "Puente Nuevo"which crosses the Tagus Gorge, is the most iconic landmark, offering spectacular views. The Bullring of Rondaone of the oldest in Spain, is the cradle of modern bullfighting. The OLD TOWN invites you to stroll through its cobbled streets and discover places such as the Church of Santa María la Mayor and the Mondragon Palace.

The Arab Baths of the 13th century and the Almocabar Gatereflect the Islamic legacy. The Moorish King's Palace and Mine combines history and magnificent views. Gardens such as the Gardens of Cuenca and the Alameda del Tajo offer quiet walks with breathtaking panoramas.

The Lara Museum and the Bandolero Museum offer a variety of cultural experiences. The Giant's House Muslim architecture is a highlight. Local vineyards can also be visited for tasting wines from Ronda

Ronda combines nature, history and culture in a unique setting, making it an essential destination to visit in Andalusia.

Monuments to see in Ronda

Ronda is home to emblematic monuments, such as the "Puente Nuevo"The bridge, an 18th century engineering feat that offers breathtaking views of the Tagus Gorge. The Bullringone of the oldest in Spain, is fundamental in the history of bullfighting. The OLD TOWN is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, where you can find the Church of Santa María la Mayorbuilt on the site of a former mosque, and the Mondragon Palacewith its Moorish gardens.

Museums to visit in Ronda

The museums in Ronda are varied and fascinating. The Lara Museum offers eclectic collections ranging from weapons and watches to sacred art. The Bandolero Museum tells the romantic story of banditry in Andalusia. The Giant's HouseA well-preserved 14th century Moorish house, it allows you to explore the architecture and decoration of the period.

Nature in Ronda

The surrounding nature is spectacular. The Gardens of CuencaThe Alameda del Tajo offer quiet walks and panoramic views. The Arab Bathslocated near the Guadalevín river, reflect the hydraulic ingenuity of the Muslim period.

The White Villages Route

Ronda is the ideal starting point from which to explore the The White Villages RouteA group of picturesque Andalusian villages known for their whitewashed houses. Some of the most outstanding are Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra, y Setenil de las BodegasThe latter is famous for its cave dwellings built under huge boulders.

What to eat in Ronda

Ronda's gastronomy is rich and varied. Typical dishes include "ajo blanco" (white garlic)a cold soup made with almonds, garlic and bread; the "oxtailbull's tail stew; and the crumbsa traditional recipe based on bread, garlic and oil. The wines from RondaThe wines, especially the reds, are gaining in prestige and can be tasted in local wineries.

The weather in Ronda

Ronda enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Winter temperatures range from 5°C to 16°C, while summer temperatures range from 18°C to 35°C, with July and August being the hottest months. Spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall, making them ideal for visiting. 

Best time to travel to Ronda

The best time to visit Ronda is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is pleasant and temperatures range between 12°C and 28°C. These seasons allow you to enjoy outdoor activities and the natural beauty of this region of Andalusia.

Winter in Ronda

Winter in Ronda, with temperatures between 5°C and 16°C, is mild but cool, especially at night. Rainfall is moderate, making this season a quiet time to explore the city.

Spring in Ronda

Spring in Ronda, from March to May, offers pleasant temperatures between 10°C and 25°C and sunny days with flowering in the surroundings. Rainfall is moderate, especially in March and April. It is an ideal season to explore the city and enjoy its natural scenery at its best.

Summer in Ronda

Summer in Ronda, from June to August, is characterised by hot days with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 35°C. With little rainfall, this season offers long sunny days ideal for exploring the city and enjoying its outdoor attractions.

Autumn in Malaga

In autumn, from September to November, Ronda enjoys pleasant temperatures between 12°C and 28°C. With moderate rainfall, this season offers perfect weather for exploring the city and its surroundings, enjoying the natural beauty with less tourist crowds. It is also a perfect time to do the route of the white villages. 

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Excursions to Ronda from Malaga

If you are in Malaga for several days, take advantage of this opportunity to discover Ronda with any of our excursions to visit Ronda at your own pace or Ronda with a guided walking tour through the centre of Ronda, as well as a glass of wine with views of the Tajo and its new bridge. 

Booking our day trips to Ronda from Malaga we will take you to these places with the best local guides, in love with the province of Malaga and knowledgeable about all the stories and curiosities of each destination.

Make the most of your holidays and leaves its mark on Ronda.

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    In this excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Enjoy the authentic, authentic landscapes of the Sierra de Ronda and the white villages between Malaga and Cadiz, with a stop in Setenil de las Bodegas. A trip to the most genuine of Andalusia: Land of bullfighters, romantics and bandits!

    In this excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Enjoy the authentic, authentic landscapes of the Sierra de Ronda and the white villages between Malaga and Cadiz, with a stop in Setenil de las Bodegas. A trip to the most genuine of Andalusia: Land of bullfighters, romantics and bandits!

    🚍Malaga & Costa del Sol⏩Setenil de las Bodegas 🕑2 hours

    • 1 hour free time in Setenil de las Bodegas

     

    Setenil de las Bodegas 🚍 Setenil de las Bodegas ⏩Ronda🕑30 minutes

    • 1 hour 30 minutes guided tour in Ronda
    • Tasting glass of wine
    • 2 hours free time in Ronda

    🚍 Ronda⏩Malaga & Costa del Sol🕑2 hours

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    In this visit to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas enjoy the authentic, authentic landscapes of the Sierra de Ronda and the white villages between Malaga and Cadiz, with a stop in Setenil de las Bodegas. A trip to the most genuine of Andalusia. 5 hours free to visit Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas where you set the pace, book your place!

    In this visit to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas enjoy the authentic, authentic landscapes of the Sierra de Ronda and the white villages between Malaga and Cadiz, with a stop in Setenil de las Bodegas. A trip to the most genuine of Andalusia. 5 hours free to visit Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas where you set the pace, book your place!

    🚍Malaga⏩Setenil de las Bodegas 🕑2 hours

    • 1 hour free time in Setenil de las Bodegas

    Setenil de las Bodegas 🚍 Setenil de las Bodegas ⏩Ronda🕑30 minutes

    • 3 hours 30 minutes free time in Ronda

    🚍 Ronda⏩Málaga🕑2 hours

What to visit in Ronda

From Visitanddo.com we present you a list of 10 must-see places you can't miss in Ronda:

  1. Alameja del Tajo Park
  2. Viewpoints in Ronda
  3. Bullring in Ronda
  4. The New Bridge
  5. Duquesa de Parcent Square
  6. Mondragón Palace in Ronda
  7. Arab Walls
  8. Arab Baths of Ronda
  9. The House of the Moorish King
  10. Socorro Square

How to get to Ronda

To get to Ronda, you have several options depending on your location and transport preferences, here is how to get to Ronda:

  • AirportIf you are coming from outside Spain, you can fly to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport, which is the closest airport to Ronda. 
  • Transport from the airportFrom the airport, you can take a taxi, a bus (line A) or a train (Cercanías C1) to get to the centre of Malaga and from there you can take a bus, hire a car or take a train to Ronda. You can also hire the Rios Shuttle service

You can check here for information on departing and arriving flights at Malaga Airport (AGP).

  • RenfeIf you are coming from cities such as Malaga, Seville or Cordoba you can take the train that will take you to Ronda train station.

You can check arrival and departure times of the train station in Ronda here. 

  • Long-distance busesSeveral bus companies offer routes to Ronda Bus Station.

You can check here for information on arrival and departure times from Malaga bus station.

RoadsYou can drive to Ronda. The city is connected by road via the Autovía del Mediterráneo (A-7/E-15) if you are coming from the coast or the Autovía del Guadalhorce (A-357) if you are coming from Málaga. From Seville, you can take the Autovía del Guadalquivir (A-92) and then follow the Autovía de Ronda (A-374).

  • City busesRonda has an urban bus service that covers different areas of the city. You can check the timetables and routes on the Ronda Town Hall website or at the bus stops.
  • TaxisTaxis are another option for getting around the city, although they can be more expensive than the bus. You can find taxi ranks at strategic places in the city or order one by phone.

Where to eat in Ronda

Malaga is a city known for its rich gastronomic offer, ranging from traditional Andalusian dishes to modern and innovative cuisine. Here are five recommended places to eat in Malaga:

Let yourself be seduced by the authentic Spanish cuisine with Andalusian influences in the charming Restaurant of the Hotel Don Miguel.

An authentic tapas bar with affordable prices in the centre of Ronda.

An old tavern that serves quality dishes at low prices.

A traditional restaurant near the Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Ronda offering traditional meats and wines from the region.

Restaurant with a modern touch that stands out for its quality service and traditional dishes with a creative twist.

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