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elaine lauder

ronda is a wonderful town with a bit of rustic spain and mordern all facilities were there and people were friendly learning a little spanish would be helpful as english was not spoken freely, the views from this town are outstanding and a must see

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Ronda

The beautiful and historic town of Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and is one of the genuine Andalucian treasures that is accessible to tourists visiting the Costa del Sol.

The town sits nestled in the Serrania de Ronda mountain range, 60 kilometres up a winding mountain road from Marbella. It stands at an altitude of 739 metres and has is one of the most
visited towns in Andalucia.

History
Located around the region are also a number of remains from the Roman period, the most important of which is the archaeological site at the Roman town of Acinipo.

However Ronda’s cultural heritage very much lies with the era of its Moorish occupation.  Under the Moors, Ronda was a important city and their heritage has stuck over the centures, in the buildings, monuments, traditions and gastronomy.

Because of its location, sat on top of a soaring cliff top, Ronda was one of the last Moorish towns to fall during the re-conquest by the Catholic monarchs.

Around town
Ronda, the Capital City of the surrounding landscape of "La Serrania” is a prime tourist destination and can often become engulfed with group tours; but the town is much better explored on your own, finding your way around the pretty narrow cobbled centre and stopping to take in the magnificent views to the surrounding sierra.

The town is easily explored on foot with the first stop normally being the 18th century Puente
Nuevo (New Bridge) which sits across the 100m chasm of the El Tajo Gorge where the Rio Gaudelvin runs below.

As Ronda is the birthplace of modern bullfighting many people also head to the bull ring to see where some of the most famous fights of all have taken place. In the old cobbled quarter of
town, you can visit the old 16th century covent, which has been converted into an interesting art museum.

Other attractions include the Casa de Don Bosco, which is a handsome town mansion owned by one of Ronda’s titled families. The Palacio Mondragón, which was modernised rather poorly
during the sixties, but there are still some beautiful gardens to enjoy. The restored Arab Baths are said to be the best preserved in Europe and the beautiful La Casa del Ray Moro with its water mine and garden is a delightful stop-off.

The wonderful Plaza Duquesa de Parcent with its convent and two churches is a beautiful spot to sit down and take in the historic atmosphere that exudes from Ronda.

Cuisine
Ronda cuisine is inspired by its mountainous location, and is based on rustic, flavoursome and warming dishes such as soups of tomato, or bean and lentils soup, scrambled eggs served with
legumes, asparagus and mushrooms.

"Migas" is a traditional dish made from fried breadcrumbs, served with chorizo, peppers and
other ingredients can be added. Typical stews using snails, rabbit ("conejo a la rondeña"), partridge ("perdices al estilo de la serrania) and oxtail are all delicious local specialities.

Eating out
Ronda is home to one of the most famous restaurants in Andalucia, the Michelin star Tragabuches, and it doesn’t stop there as there are many excellent restaurants in the town, from
the expensive to the cheap and cheerful. However, there is one thing to say about eating out in Ronda, you have to eat Spanish. If you miss your pizzas, or British food, then head back down to the Coast. When in Ronda, eat like an Andaluz!

Climate
Due to its mountain location, Ronda has a distinctly different climate to the rest of the coastal region of the Costa del Sol. Enclosed by the mountains keeps the town relatively tolerable during the summer, but cold and grey and wet during the winter.

 

 

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Disappointing. The area around the old town is too built up and belittles the old town of Ronda, glad we didn't stay there.


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N/A did not go.
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ronda is a wonderful town with a bit of rustic spain and mordern all facilities were there and people were friendly learning a little spanish would be helpful as english was not spoken freely, the views from this town are outstanding and a must see


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we did not visit the coast
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Montejaque is very well situated town but it could have some small supermarket and and better restaurants. We recommend a restaurant Molino del Santo in Benaoján (the village next to Montejaque). Montejaque is nearby charming natural reservation.


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Touristic megalopolis along Costa del Sol. Ugly, highways and prefabs. We recommend rather the Atlantic coast. Although far (2 hrs drive), but much nicer.
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Ronda es una ciudad impresionante, con su puente nuevo, el tajo, plaza de toros y una gran cantidad de museos para visitar. La serranía de Ronda tiene gran cantidad de senderos para realizar con los niños.


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Espectacular.


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Excelente.
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Todo un encanto. Un tesoro que mucha gente no conoce.


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De maravilla.
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Ronda is a fantastic city / large town. It is beautiful to look at, with dramatic views and scenery from it's lofted position. It has shops and supermarkets, and many restaurants. We ourselves are vegetarians, and had no trouble in finding suitable places to eat, and restaurant staff that were very willing to please and provide excellent service. The history and culture of Ronda is great too,


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Didn't visit the coast, but it is close enough - 50km or so - to visit from the house (we didn't visit the coast, but this website won't allow us to leave this section blank, so we have marked it 3/5 for it's proximity to the house)
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Maravillosa.


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Insuperable.
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Begrijp vraag niet spreek geen spaans


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Begrijp vraag niet spreek geen spaans
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Indrukwekkende kloof met drie bruggen. Mooie stad en gezellig om 's avonds te vertoeven.


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Niet aan de kust blijven, maar het binnenland ingaan.
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Ronda is een prachtig Spaans Stadje dat continue leeft! Uiteraard zijn hier volop toeristen te vinden, maar daarnaast gaat het Spaanse leven ook gewoon zijn gang en is het op de terrassen genieten van de flanerende Spanjaarden. Het oude gedeelte van Ronda is zeker een bezoek waard; slenter door de kleine straatjes, bezoek de prachtige kerkjes en daal af in de secret mine, waardoor je onder aan de kloof staat: een fantastische belevenis!


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Hebben wij niet bezocht. Wij zijn het binnenland ingetrokken en hebben de witte dorpen en steden Málaga, Granada en Sevilla bezocht
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