Ronda screams of everything that we consider bold and beautiful about Spain. This extraordinarily cozy and breathtakingly beautiful town is situated on a mountaintop in Spain. When in Spain, you absolutely should not miss out on this! You could plan a trip exclusively to Ronda and be assured that you will never get bored! Packed with wonders, this magical town looks as if it is straight out of a fairy tale. It is so magical that you would never want to leave it. If you are wondering what you could do here, wonder no more! This article lists out ten beautiful and mesmerizing things that you could do around the town. Trust us, your experience here will be worth remembering!
1. Go Visit the Bullring Plaza de Toros
Spain and bullfights go hand in hand, and you cannot possibly imagine Spain without it. So, visiting this traditional bullring is a definite must! Of course, this bullring holds bullfights during the festival season! It is worth paying a visit during that time. Built in the 18th century, the bullring represents the modern Spanish Culture very well.
2. Divine Wine Tasting at Tannin Trails
When in Spain, taste what is best in Spain! The wine here is divine. And why not? Spain has the most extensive stretch of vineyards in the whole world! Here wine is a total aesthetic experience and you ought to indulge yourself in it. Ronda boasts of several beautiful wineries like Tannin Trails, Milamores, Serrania de Ronda and many, many more. Navigate through the beautiful landscape to get to one (or several), and engage all your senses in some ultimate wine.
3. Dine at the Wonderful Restaurante Pedro Romero
Besides tradition and culture, the one more thing that Spain screams of is delicious food and drink. While you are in Ronda, you must indulge yourself in the delicacies. Go for some awesome Mediterranean or authentic Spanish cuisines and experience Spain to the fullest extent. Dine at the wonderful Restaurante Pedro Romero or grab a bite at the Cafe Bar El Torero and soak the Spanish flavors in!
4. Sip an Excellent Cup of Tea at Tetería Al Zahra
Looking for a delightful and authentic café in Ronda? Tetería Al Zahra is the place for you! Indulge in some excellent tea that is brewed to perfection! The café is so authentic and alluring that you would never really want to leave this place! Not just tea, the whole menu in the café will satiate your beverage cravings!
5. Explore the Sensational Arab Baths or Banos Arabes
You certainly would not want to miss out on this one. Deemed as one of the most famous tourist attractions of Ronda, these Arab Baths are a part of the Muslim culture and are quite similar to the Roman Baths. However, these used steam and not water. The Muslims came here to cleanse their souls.
For $3.50 (single person) or $2 (each person in a group) or even free entry on a Sunday, immerse yourself in the Arabic culture and architecture. The fun fact is that the pool here was a drinking fountain!
6. Go for some Birdwatching at the El Tajo Canyon
Ronda boasts of a huge variety of birds and birdwatching is something that you should do at Ronda. If you can make it up to the pass overlooking the El Tajo canyon, your eyes would feast on a variety of birds all around!
7. Delve into the History in Mvseo Lara
Want to know more about the history of Ronda? You should visit the beautiful (and gruesome) museum, Mvseo Lara. It will undoubtedly be an enriching experience that will make you weak in your knees. If you are wondering why here is your answer. The museum is famous for its detailed exhibit of the Holy Inquisition, Witchcraft and that of Brujeria. Here’s the warning – the witchcraft exhibits are more gruesome than you think!
8. Experience the Extravaganza of the Annual Festivals like the Fair of Pedro Romero
Spain, without its extravagant, warm, and welcoming annual festivals, is something that you can never imagine. So, experiencing that extravaganza is a must add to your tour bucket list! A tradition of 1847, the Traditional Andalusian May Fair is something that you absolutely ought to experience. It begins with the delicious Tapas Fair. The month of June delights the tourists with Roman Pilgrimage. Well, the end of August and the first week of September is the time to be here because it is the festive season in Spain. Experience the Fair of Pedro Romero that also includes the Goyesca Bullfighting!
9. Tour the Puente Nuevo
Want to visit a place that gives you chills? Go for the Bridge of Ronda, and your wish will be answered. This beautiful bridge is one of the largest built across the Guadalevin River – the river that flows through the beautiful town of Ronda. Wondering where your promised chills are? Well, this bridge provides a 300-foot drop to the bottom of the gorge. Not just that, the chambers underneath the bridge used to be a prison! This magnificent bridge is a feat of architecture!
10. Discover the Superb Casa del Ray Moro or the House of the Moorish King
Willing to add an element of mystery to your tour? The Casa del Ray Moro will help you do exactly that! Mysterious as it is, it symbolizes the beautiful and extraordinary Moorish gardens. It was restored Jean-Claude Forestier, a French architect. The stairs were reinstated in the year 1911. Initially, it had 365 steps. As of the present, only 300 have survived the tests of time, and 65 steps have quite mysteriously, just vanished! While climbing the stairs, you need to be very careful because they are uneven and could also be damp at times. Climb up to the final door and behold the breathtaking view of the gorge and hear several birds chirping away! Retrace your steps to find your way to the magnificent garden too!
Ronda is, no doubt a paradise on earth, and it truly captures the holistic flavor and culture of Spain. This entire town is representative of the whole country of Spain. As for the season, the end of August and the first week of September is the best for tourism. The reason is straightforward – the season hosts a plethora of festivals and festivities. All of them beautifully showcase the tradition and culture of Spain. This wonderful cozy town is undeniably one of the best places to visit in all of Spain.