Ronda is a city which is famous for its Mondragón Palace, however there is more to the city which you should not miss during your visit in this autonomous community of Andalusia. Ronda is in the Spanish province of Málaga and you should take a flight to the Málaga airport to visit this city. Take a car/taxi and travel for about 109 KM to reach the beautiful city of Ronda.
Gibraltar airport (109 KM), Jerez airport (122 KM) and Tangier airport in Morocco (130 KM) are other airports which you can choose in order to visit Ronda. Before reaching the city, you should do your advanced bookings in the hotels to avoid any disappointment. There are luxurious hotels like Hotel Rural Molino del Puente Ronda, Finca Los Pastores, Hotel Rural El Cortijo etc. There are more than 100 hotels to choose from. If you are on a budget, then you may even choose furnished apartments for your short trip to Ronda.
Ronda tops the list of many tourist guides and you might be wondering why. Here are some of the places you must visit during your trip to Ronda.
1) Alameda Park– Rent a bicycle and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Take pictures with the meadows filled with wild flowers and walk through the olive groves. Take some pictures when you pass through the white walled villages and enjoy a small picnic in Alameda park. On your way back to your hotel, enjoy the blue hazy mountains surrounding this captivating small Spanish town. When you are in the park, do not miss the best viewing platform of El Balcon del Cono. Enjoy the panoramic countryside which you miss in your city life every day.
2) Bullrings– The ones who have been mesmerised by the matadors and bull fights in movies can fulfil their fantasy here. One of the oldest bullrings owned by the Romero family in Spain is located in Ronda and you can think about visiting the place if you have the guts. Plaza de toros de Ronda is the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain which was built in 1784. Architect José Martin de Aldehuela designed this building in the Neoclassical style and it can hold over 5000 spectators. The festival of ‘Corrida Goyesca’ is a unique and historical bullfight festival which is similar to the ones which you might have watched in movies. It takes place once a year in Ronda and if you are an enthusiast, then do not miss it.
3) The Palacio of the Marqués de Salvatierra– This is a small museum of Renaissance art and artefacts and you may choose to visit it for a few hours. If you are a fan of Madonna, then you may want to visit this place. Her music video ”Take a Bow” was shot in the palace of the Marquis of Salvatierra.
4) Bridges– There are three bridges in this beautiful white city which you should not miss- Puente Romano, Puente Viejo and Puente Nuevo. The architecture of these bridges is interesting to watch. Even though ”Puente Nuevo” which means ”new bridge” was constructed in 1793, it is still a very sturdy structure.
This city of Ronda is full of beautiful buildings like Plaza del Socorro, and many others. This building is the political center of this city and the Andalusian flag was first hoisted in this building in 1918. This city is the third most visited city in Andalucia. So spend a few days in this magnificent city, and you will feel like buying a villa here and settling down.
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