Ronda is one of the most beautiful places in the province of Malaga and one of the most visited towns in Spain, so spend at least one day in this wonderful setting. To visit the most emblematic and essential places, a one-day visit may be enough, so today we will talk about the 10 things to see in one day in Ronda.
New Bridge of Ronda.
Without a doubt, this work is the jewel in the crown of the municipality of Ronda. Its construction dates back to 1735, when Felipe V tried to unite the two sides of the Tagus, but it collapsed. It will be years later when the construction of the current bridge begins, lasting 42 years of work.
The best views of this bridge are obtained from the Plaza de María Auxiliadora.
Near the New Bridge we find another great construction that is essential to visit, such as the Arab Baths of Ronda. These are the best preserved in Spain and preserve the structure divided into 3 rooms depending on their temperature being cold, warm or hot. Regarding its ventilation, it has skylights in star shapes that are related to the Alhambra in Granada.
This attraction has a variable schedule throughout the year so you should check it before going to it. The general price is €3.5.
Old bridge of Ronda.
Before the construction of the New Bridge that linked the gorge and was built on top of an Arab bridge at the beginning of the 17th century.
The house of the Moorish king.
Declared a National Monument and a Site of Cultural Interest, this set of buildings is one of the town’s acclaimed sites. You can visit 3 rooms within the visit:
-The King’s house in neo-Mudejar style.
-The surrounding gardens designed by Jean Nicolas Forestier.
As data, this construction has one of the most interesting water pumping systems of the time, reaching the Guadalevín river , with a. Descent of 60 meters. Which are nothing more and nothing less than 236 steps!
The opening hours are from 10:00 to 20:00 from October to April and from 10:00 to 21:30 from May to September.
The general ticket price is €8, except for children under 12 who only have to pay €3.
It is one of the oldest and most appreciated bullrings in Spain. It was built by Martín de Aldehuela, the same architect who built the Puente Nuevo de Ronda. Inside it you can visit the facilities and the Bullfighting Museum of the Real Maestranza cavalry of Ronda.
The general price of the visit is €8 open throughout the year. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except in summer, when it lasts a little longer.
Tip: if you want to enter the monument for free, you can start your day with this one since admission is free on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Almocabar Gate .
This is what was the main entrance gate to the city, surrounded by two semicircular defensive towers.
On this walled area of the city you can also find some remains of those walls, such as the Albacara walls.
In addition to that main gate, you can see the Gate of the Mills and the Gate of the Wind.
During your visit you should try the gastronomy and take a short break in the Plaza del Socorro. There you can enjoy a good meal on the terraces of its bars, with beautiful views of the church of Nuestra Señora del Socorro.
Plaza of the Duchess of Parcent.
From square to square… we arrive at this beautiful square surrounded by great monuments such as the Iglesia Mayor de Santa María or the Ronda Town Hall. This Church is a mix between two different styles: Renaissance and Gothic.
Church of the Holy Spirit.
The construction of this church began after the conquest of Ronda, carrying it out on top of an already built Mosque. It was ordered to be built by the Catholic Monarchs.
Alameda del Tajo.
Before saying goodbye to this beautiful town, you cannot miss the sunset in this great setting. To do this, go to one of the most romantic and spectacular viewpoints in Ronda, the Romantic Travelers Viewpoint.
Where to stay after this pleasant day in Ronda?
Very close to Ronda we find another small town with magic such as Cuevas del Becerro. If you want to enjoy a rural setting, do not hesitate to contact Hotel Rural El Castillejo . They will be delighted to welcome you!
Now that you know the impressive tourist attractions that Ronda houses, you just have to choose the wonderful day that you will carry out your visit. Also remember that it can always be a good idea to take a Free Tour since you will understand much more about the constructions and origins, in addition to knowing its history in depth.