Ronda Culture & history

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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

1. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Experience the best that the Sevillan province has to offer with a guided tour of the countryside and stops in the quaint towns of Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema, and Ronda. Visit picturesque white villages, an olive oil factory, local castles, and cliff tops. Starting in Seville, cross the Andalusian countryside to get to Zahara de la Sierra, passing the Aguzaderas Castle. Explore the town of Zahara de la Sierra town, a picturesque, whitewashed village hidden in the mountains.  Next, stop at an olive oil factory on your way to Grazalema. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a range of beautiful landscapes that are perfect for enjoying a leisurely drive. Watch Griffon vultures circling the mountains as you pass the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain.  Stop for lunch in Grazalema, surrounded by the classic local white houses adorned with colorful flowers. On the way to Ronda, pass through a Mediterranean forest that serves as an essential source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and was built on two separate cliffs connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. Tour Ronda with your guide and take time to explore the town on your own as well.

From Malaga: Private Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

2. From Malaga: Private Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Be picked up from the centrally-located meeting point in Malaga and sit back and relax on the air-conditioned drive to Setenil de las Bodegas where your will have free time to get some lunch and explore. Continue to the city of Ronda, for a guided tour of the historic center of Ronda. Stop at the New Bridge to enjoy the Tajo gorge and its panoramic view, visit the Bullring and the Bullfighting Museum. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and it is built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well. Take a walking tour in the romantic town center, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring. Return to your meeting point in Malaga at the end of your tour.

Ronda: Guided Walking Tour With Plaza de Toros Entry

3. Ronda: Guided Walking Tour With Plaza de Toros Entry

Explore Rhonda on a walking tour through its historic center and with a visit to Plaza de Toros. Follow your guide through a bullfighting ring and to the town's major landmarks. Meet your guide at the municipal tourism office in Rhonda to begin your tour of this extraordinarily placed town above the El Tajo gorge. Make your way to Plaza de Toros, one of the oldest bullfighting rings in Spain. Browse the museum to learn about the history of bullfighting and see relics of the Spanish tradition. Afterward, stroll through Plaza de España, and visit the New Bridge to see the spectacular Tajo de Ronda. During your tour, appreciate the town's Moorish architecture and panoramic views from the cliffside as your guide tells you about Rhonda's legends and history.

Ronda: Audio Guide Walking Tour with Puente Nuevo and Viejo

4. Ronda: Audio Guide Walking Tour with Puente Nuevo and Viejo

Discover the town that cured German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s writer’s block. “I have searched everywhere for the ‘city of dreams,” he wrote, “and found it here, in Ronda”. Take in the same sights that inspired him on this walking tour from the Lady Goyesca Statue in the Alameda del Tajo garden, over the world-famous Puente Nuevo de Ronda to the old town and back. On the way, you’ll pass two breathtaking lookout points, the Mirador de Ronda and the Mirador de Aldehuela. As we leave the new town behind us and enter the old, you’ll visit Ronda’s former border at the top of Puerta de Almocábar, and quake in the boots of history’s soldiers as you imagine approaching armies. From there you’ll follow the old defensive wall to the Arab Baths and the Puente Viejo bridge, before making your way back over Puente Nuevo. The tour ends in front of Plaza de Toros, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, which was the country’s very first. On this tour, you can also look forward to: • Hearing about Centro de Interpretación del Puente Nuevo, the museum housed inside the bridge that was once a prison, a hotel, and even a tapas bar • Listening to traditional Spanish guitar and learning where you can go to hear live concerts • Taking in the Mondrágon palace and hearing about the people who lived there • Standing on the oldest bridge in Ronda • Finding out about La Casa del Rey Moro’s room of secrets and the Moorish Kings’ hidden gold I’ll also provide answers to some intriguing questions like: • What did Blas infante, the father of Spanish nationalism, do in Ronda? • Why is one particular Italian priest famous around here? • Who built Puente Nuevo? • Did Queen Isabella really visit Ronda? • When did the Christian conquerors arrive? • How important is bullfighting in Andalucia? Join me on this 75-minute stroll around one of Spain’s most striking towns, or take as long as you like to enjoy the sweeping views of the El Tajo gorge. By the end of the tour, you’ll be as inspired as Rainer Maria Rilke himself! Music credit: This tour is accompanied by the mesmerizing guitar of Paco Seco, a professional musician who began playing Flamenco at the age of seven. Paco studied flamenco and classical guitar, jazz, world and electronic music, and ethnic percussion. He has composed music for theater and musical productions. A Ronda local, Paco holds regular concerts in the beautiful Casa de Juan Bosco, on the Tajo gorge.

White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

5. White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

Depart Seville on this day trip to Andalusia's famous white towns and Ronda. Enjoy a olive oil tasting, monuments, and fascinating architecture in the company of your guide. Begin your experience with a visit to an olive mill to discover all the secrets of olive oil production, and enjoy a small tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Next, journey to Ronda with a local guide to explore one of the oldest towns in Spain. Take a stroll along the tree-lined paths of the 19th-century gardens of Alameda del Tajo, where the views are simply breathtaking. Go to the bridge that connects Ronda´s old and new districts, and get a great view of the El Tajo canyon on which the city is perched. See the modernist palace of the Casa de San Juan Bosco, complete with colonial and Nasrid decorations and stunning views of the valley. Immerse yourself in monuments like the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. Admire the Mudejar tower and the Casita de la Torre, where the architecture is an emblematic blend of Christian, Arab, late Gothic, and Renaissance styles.  

Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

6. Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Travel to Andalusia, one of the most wonderful regions in southern Spain. Meet your expert tour guide in the Costa del Sol and hop on the coach to Setenil de las Bodegas. Stroll around the charming town, known for its mesmerizing white houses built into the surrounding cliffs. See the beautiful town of Ronda, learn about the culture and history from your guide as you walk. Visit the iconic bullring Plaza de Toros de Ronda and enjoy the museum. Next, walk through the atmospheric Plaza de España, visit the New Bridge and take pictures of the spectacular Tajo de Ronda. Marvel at the sacred St Mary's Church. Next stop, visit the Mondragon Palace and enjoy a walk around the spectacular gardens. Feeling hungry? No worries, you have time to grab food or explore the city at your own pace. You will return by coach to the Costa del Sol with amazing memories and priceless photos.

From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

7. From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

Spend 5 days exploring Andalucia, and enjoy tours of the area’s most historically important cities. Visit iconic monuments and take in views of the stunning scenery of the land of La Mancha along the way. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla Depart from the bus terminal in Madrid at 08:00, heading south through the Land of La Mancha to Andalucia. On arrival in Cordoba you’ll enjoy a city sightseeing tour, visiting the great mosque that once was the spiritual center of the Islamic world. Note the Gothic cathedral that was built inside. Your tour also takes in the Jewish Quarter. After the visit, you’ll continue on to Sevilla. Dinner and overnight in Sevilla. Day 2: Sevilla In the morning you’ll venture out on a panoramic city sightseeing tour and visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of María Luisa, and Plaza de España. There’s an optional artistic tour that includes the Royal Alcazar Palace. Your afternoon is at leisure. Half board in the hotel and overnight in Sevilla. Day 3: Sevilla, Ronda, Marbella After breakfast at the hotel you’ll depart for the White Villages and Ronda, where you’ll have some free time. Take an optional excursion to Mijas or Gibraltar. Later the tour continues on to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight in Marbella. Day 4: Marbella, Granada The tour leaves Marbella for Granada after breakfast. When you arrive in Granada you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife Gardens. Optional activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attending a typical gipsy flamenco show. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Day 5: Granada, Toledo, Madrid Enjoy breakfast before heading to the Imperial City of Toledo, filled with historic monuments. You’ll have lunch and embark on a city sightseeing through Toledo’s narrow streets and alleys. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to Madrid. Hotels (4-Star)

From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

8. From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

This 5-day tour from Madrid takes you on a discovery of Andalusia. You can admire the famous sights and attractions as you explore Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Toledo. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1 (Thursday): Madrid – Cordoba – Seville Depart from Madrid at 8 AM and drive along with the land of Don Quixote to Cordoba. Here you will see the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and explore the Jewish Quarter on a city sightseeing tour. You will then continue on to Seville, where you will have stay overnight. Day 2 (Friday): Seville On a city sightseeing tour, you will visit the Seville Cathedral, explore the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, and visit Maria Luisa Park. In the afternoon you will have some free time to discover more of the city and have the option of taking an additional flamenco tour in Seville. In the evening you will stay overnight. Day 3 (Saturday): Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol After breakfast, you will depart from Seville and drive to Ronda. You will have some free time to explore the Celtic origins of the town and admire the marvelous views of the valley and the mountain range. You will then continue on to the Costa del Sol. You will spend the afternoon at your leisure. In the evening stay overnight. Day 4 (Sunday): Costa del Sol – Granada After breakfast, you will depart from the Costa del Sol and drive to Granada. Here you will visit the Alhambra, an amazing monumental complex and the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms in 1492. You will also have the option of going to a flamenco show in the district of Sacromonte. In the evening you will stay overnight. Day 5 (Monday): Granada – Toledo – Madrid After breakfast, you will depart from Granada and drive to the Imperial City of Toledo. Here the 3 cultures of Spain – Christian, Moorish, and Jewish – have lived together. You will take an interesting tour of the most important monuments in the city, walk down the narrow streets. You will then continue on to Madrid, where the tour ends. Accommodation Class T Hotel Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa, Catalonia Giralda or similar Costa del Sol: Sol Principe/Don Marco o Sol Don Pablo Granada: Alixares Class A Hotel Seville: Melia Lebreros Costa del Sol: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco/Sol Principe Granada: Melia Granada Please note that the hotel may vary but it will always be the same category you selected

From Cadiz: Ronda, Bullring & Don Bosco House Private Trip

9. From Cadiz: Ronda, Bullring & Don Bosco House Private Trip

Enjoy this tour to Ronda from Cadiz, with your private guide and your vehicle with driver. The private driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cádiz and our official private guide will be waiting for you in Ronda for a 4 hours walking tour. At the end of the tour you will have free time for lunch and walking. If you are in another town in Andalusia, we can also pick you up from any city, as we operate all over Andalusia. The total duration of the Ronda tour from Cadiz is 10 hours. From Tour Travel & More we offer a completely private service, you can also choose the time and place of pick up. Entrance fees are included: La Plaza de Toros and La Casa de Don Bosco. Situated in the middle of the Tajo hill, Ronda was built in the 1st century BC by the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, then conquered by the Moors in the 8th century AD. Today it is the third most visited city in Andalusia. You will enjoy getting to know this magnificent city together with a private official guide, who will be at your disposal for 4 hours in Ronda. During the 17th century a bridge was built linking the old Moorish city with the new city of Ronda. During your private tour, you will be able to see among other monuments the following ones: Three bridges of Ronda: Puente Romano, Puente Viejo and Puente Nuevo. Town Hall The Bullring (Ronda is recognized as the modern city of bullfighting. Entrance to the bullring included in the price of the tour) Ruins of Acinipo (located only 20 km from Ronda, it was the major wine production site of the Roman Empire, the wine produced there was exported to Rome). Casa Don Bosco (modernist house built at the beginning of the 20th century, with Arabic and regional ceramic details, from where you can enjoy a fascinating panoramic view. Entrance included in the tour price) Arab Baths And much more! You will be able to enjoy Ronda in all its splendour and get to know the most emblematic sights of the city. You can check our list of private tours of Cadiz for more tours from Cadiz if you have time.

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What people are saying about Ronda

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4.5 / 5

based on 983 reviews

A fantastic day trip from Malaga. The balance of time spent between Ronda and Setenil was perfect! Both locations delivered what was promised in the program, so you won’t be disappointed! Everything went to plan: we set off punctually, received factual information about what we were seeing along our bus journey (which was a bonus) and learned so much about our two locations from our knowledgeable and friendly guide, Carmen. Having both guided and free time was a great mix - Carmen’s overview before setting off on our own was so useful and enabled us to make the most of our free time. We learned so much more about our locations from her than had we just gone their on our own… and why not let someone else do the driving?!? Top marks for this fabulous experience!

Really enjoyed the views in Ronda, so did in Grazalema, where lunch was delicious. Catherine provided excellent guide for us to enjoy the areas in a short day trip.

I love the concept because it allows us to discover the city, at our own pace and according to our desires. the flexibility offered is wonderful.

Very suggestive countries ... very well organized tour ... very knowledgeable guide and driver

Good guide interesting destinations and beautiful scenery