“There is one town that would be better than Aranjuez [another beautiful town in Spain] to see your first bullfight in if you are only going to see one and that is Ronda. That is where you should go if you ever go to Spain on a honeymoon or if you ever bolt with anyone. The entire town and as far as you can see in any direction is romantic background….”
~ Ernest Hemingway ~
Discovering the Charm and Romance of Ronda
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Ronda is a charming town located in the heart of the Andalusian countryside. The town is perched on the top of a gorge, with the Guadalevín River running through it. One of Ronda's most iconic features is the Puente Nuevo, a bridge that spans the gorge and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
The town is known for its rich history and culture, with plenty of interesting museums, monuments, and historic sites to explore. Visitors can take a stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the traditional architecture, including the famous whitewashed houses with their red-tiled roofs.
Ronda is also famous for its bullfighting tradition, with the oldest bullring in Spain located in the town center. Visitors can learn about the history of bullfighting at the museum, and even attend a bullfight during the season.
In addition to its cultural offerings, Ronda is also a great destination for outdoor activities. The surrounding countryside offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, with stunning views of the mountains and valleys. With its rich history, stunning scenery, and vibrant culture, Ronda is a must-see destination for anyone traveling to Andalusia.
Discover the Unforgettable Attractions of Ronda:
A Journey to Timeless Beauty
A dramatic 18th-century bridge spanning a deep gorge that separates Ronda's old and new towns.
One of Spain's oldest bullfighting rings, featuring a museum and guided tours.
A breathtaking natural wonder that cuts through Ronda and offers stunning views from various lookout points.
A well-preserved 13th-century bathhouse that showcases the Islamic architectural influence in the region.
A former palace turned museum that showcases the city's rich history, including a well and a set of secret tunnels.
A former Moorish palace that now houses a museum with exhibits on the city's history and culture.
Experience the Year-round Festivities of Ronda
January: Three Kings Parade
Celebrates the arrival of the three wise men; children receive gifts.
It involves colourful parade of floats and music that leads to the bullring.
March/April: Holy Week (Semana Santa)
It is celebrated with processions through the old town, most crossing Puente Nuevo.
May: Ronda Romántica
Celebrates romantic past with concerts, markets, and locals dressed as past figures.
June: Corpus Christi Festival and Virgen de la Cabeza Pilgrimage.
Corpus Christi Festival celebrates the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the actual body of Christ during Mass. And Virgen de la Cabeza Pilgrimage is the oldest pilgrimage in Spain.
Septembre: Pedro Romero Fair
Dedicated to famous bullfighter with Goyesque bullfights, horse shows, and flamenco competitions.
Octobre: Feria en el Barrio de San Francisco
A Royal fair with leisure and sports activities, free paella, and music.
It involves festive lights and events throughout December.