Looking out over the most monumental Ronda is a glimpse into the past, an opportunity to submerge oneself in the past and see how the mark of time has forged a large part of the buildings with an Arab character. The most outstanding of them all and the one that gives the differential stamp to this beautiful town is undoubtedly the New Bridge, a gorge with 100 meters high that dominates Ronda and connects its two different parts. It is a walled town, with constant slopes, white houses and emblematic buildings such as the Palace of the Moorish King or Mondragon. One of the flags that flies with more passion and pride in the town is its old and charming bullring, which continues to be a very important tourist attraction for the region and for lovers of bullfighting at a national level. Let yourself be impressed by the course of history! From Oway, we recommend the main monuments of the town that should be visited:
New Bridge, 200 years and 100 meters
It is a spectacular building with more than 200 years old and more than 100 meters high that impresses and impacts. It is the main symbol of Ronda, the postcard that it is always used to identify in a graphic and fast way this charming town of Malaga. The New Bridge communicates and serves as a link between the two souls/parts of Ronda: the most modern and the oldest with an Arabic touch. Around the bridges, there are viewpoints to enjoy the views in plenitude. It is one of the most attractive and wild natural gorges of the peninsula, forged by the action of the river Guadalevín after years and years of erosion.
Bull ring, a peninsular referent
It is undoubtedly one of the greatest attractions of Ronda. It is, next to Olot square, one of the oldest in Spain, if not the most. It is small, old, charming and it has been recently restyled and updated to adjust a little bit more to the current parameters. There is even a museum at the bottom. Also, the intention is to continue promoting the "goyescas" bullfights, one of the events that attracts more people to the locality. It is a celebration that aims to commemorate the first bullfights held in Spain with clothes of the past by the bullfighters and also the people who attend, dressed in different dresses of past times as well.
The best preserved Turkish baths of Europe
Outside the walled area and on the outskirts of the town centre, these baths have been preserved with great care since Muslim era. They are just situated outside because there was the maxim that every visitor entering the city had to do so in a clean way. They are located around an incredible natural environment, with great views and close contact with the dense vegetation of Ronda.
Church of the Holy Spirit
It was built in the middle of the 15th century. It gives the sensation of strength due to its sober and imposing appearance. Its walls and large buttresses give off an air of strength. It has 3 vaults inside, and different arches, ornaments and stained glass windows that give an added value. We need to highlight that in one of its side chapels, there’s a representation of the holy Burial.
Convent of Santo Domingo
It rises with nobility in the heart of the old town and has a spectacular terrace viewpoint with views of Ronda. It preserves its church almost intact and is divided into three naves. Currently, the building has been restored and is used as a Conference Centre for exhibitions and other events.
Palace of the Moorish King and The Secret Mine
This is one of the most important places in your wonderful tour around Ronda. This is an 18th century palace that was built from the heights. You can’t actually visit it but you can visit its landscaped zones. There is also the possibility of descending its innumerable stairs to the base of the River Guadalevín, crossed by different stones and caves. This is the secret mine, a precious natural jewel, where the water was collected. For the price of 5 euros, you can see breathtaking views and explore a wonderful corner. Without a doubt, this is a hard descent and an even more expensive return, but the visit rewards the effort.
Palace of Mondragon, museum of Ronda
Inside this majestic Mudejar-Renaissance site houses the municipal museum of Ronda, which brings together and presents the history of the region in a site with three courtyards courted by beautiful gardens..
Site of Acinipo
It is located on the outskirts, about 20 kilometers away from the town of Ronda. This site is made up of remains from the Roman period from the 3rd and 4th centuries B.C. It had a strategic value at the time, for its height on the ground and for its area of easy communication with other areas of the province. It was named Cultural Patrimony in the 30s, and among its ruins, it stands out its theater with its grandstand and its stage still appreciable despite the devastating action of time.