Ronda is a wonderful city to visit during the day and at night, because the essence of Ronda does not go out even if the sun goes away. Moreover, this city has many places and options to go out at night for all tastes.
Ronda has a lot of magic, both during the day and at night; enjoy its most emblematic places in the sunlight and relax with a drink with the best views. We have created a list of the best bars, restaurants, pubs and all the places to enjoy Ronda’s nightlife.
If you visit Ronda in the summer, it may be too hot to walk the streets during the day. That’s why we recommend you to take a walk in this beautiful place at night, under the moonlight. If it is beautiful during the day, you can’t imagine what it is like at night… Besides, the streets and most emblematic places will be much emptier when the sun goes down and you will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of Ronda. Stroll through the historic quarter, passing by the Puente Nuevo and the Plaza de Toros. Everything will be illuminated so that, in spite of the darkness of the night, you can enjoy the unique views that Ronda offers.
Without a doubt, the best place to visit at night in Ronda is the Puente Nuevo. If it is impressive during the day, you can’t imagine what it’s like at night. It is completely illuminated from top to bottom, giving you a unique moment for the views you will have in front of you. You can see it from the same places that are available during the day, since the accesses are not closed. All those who visit it at night say the same thing: an unforgettable experience with unique views.
On the other hand, during the summer months you can also visit the inside of some monuments, such as the Mondragón Palace and the Arab Baths (Baños Árabes), as they remain open until 10pm. The Mondragón Palace, also known as the Palace of Marqués de Villasierra, is one of the most significant monuments of Ronda. According to a legend, this palace was the residence of king Abbel Malik, son of the sultan of Morocco Abul Asan. Inside this palace you can find a collection of goods that tells the history of Ronda.
On the other hand, the Arab Baths were built between the 13th and 14th centuries, and are located in the old Jewish quarter. It is one of the best-preserved places of that time in the Iberian Peninsula, as they have always strived to completely preserve its structure since its discovery. Tickets for both monuments cost 3.5 euros, 2.75 euros for students and groups, and free for children under 14 and people with disabilities.
The perfect plan to end a day in Ronda or to start the night is a good dinner, but don’t settle for just any place. Ronda has some spectacular views and you can find some restaurants that will offer you those views of the Tajo that will leave you speechless.
In the restaurant of the Parador de Ronda you can enjoy the food prepared by the chef Miguel Ángel Díez Toscano. He offers you some typical dishes of the area, but with a preparation of ten. The location is ideal, as you can dine on the terrace while enjoying the views of the New Bridge illuminated at night. Besides, the restaurant could not be more elegant.
Another option to have dinner is the Abades Ronda Restaurant. With spectacular views of the Tajo river and the natural surroundings of Ronda, you can enjoy the dishes prepared by chef Paco Reche. Gourmet cuisine that fuses tradition with innovation using local products. It is a very elegant place, perfect to surprise your family, boyfriend, girlfriend or friends.
You can end your evening with a drink full of charm in one of these two restaurants, admiring the fantastic and unique landscape of a place as magical as Ronda. However, you can keep reading for other after-dinner plans…
If you are a gin lover or simply want to change, on Comandante Salvador Carrasco street you will find GIN&T Gintonería. They have the best and most select gins and the most elaborated drinks. In general, the customers leave this place very satisfied, since you can enjoy a good time with your family or friends while having a professionally made signature drink.
On the other hand, the Long Play pub is one of the liveliest in Ronda. If you are a fan of good music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, this is your place. They refrain from the current style of electro and reggaeton music, offering you the classics of your childhood or adolescence. They also have a wide variety of cocktails and shots on the menu, and everything with a lot of color. And a lot of rock and roll! You can find the Long Play Pub at Molino street, number 1, and you can visit the Facebook page by clicking here.
If you’re more of a club person, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! Bambora is one of Ronda’s nightclubs and is considered the best. With a very lively atmosphere, you will be able to dance non-stop listening to current music. If you prefer a more “intimate” atmosphere with your friends, you can ask for a reservation and nobody will bother you. Besides, the audience is very heterogeneous, so, whatever your personality is, you will fit in perfectly. They have an extensive menu of drinks and shisha service. The Bambora discotheque is located in the Plaza Carmen Abela and is open from Thursday to Saturday at night. Click here if you want to visit the Facebook page and/or contact them.