One of southern Spain’s most famous attractions, Ronda’s epic Puente Nuevo, or New Bridge, spans the 328-feet-deep El Tajo gorge, linking El Mercadillo (The Little Market), the newer part of town, with La Ciudad (The Town), the old Moorish quarter. Completed in 1793, it took some forty years and the lives of 50 construction workers to build. For just 2.50 euros you can visit the museum in a little stone-walled cavern in the middle of the bridge, which was used as a prison throughout the 19th century and during Spain’s Civil War of 1936-39. It is also said, that during the Civil War both Republican and Nationalist prisoners whose luck had run out were thrown from the bridge to their deaths. For a searing fictionalisation of a massacre which it is said was loosley-based on events in Ronda, see Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Plaza Duquesa de Parcent is Ronda’s most picturesque square and one that is brimming with monuments. The Santa Maria del Mayor church is the highlight, a church which took over 200 years to build and is a mixture of gothic and Renaissance styles.
Other squares that come recommended are Plaza del Socorro (pictured above), the square in front of the Almocabar Gate and around Calle Nuevo.
Jardines de Cuenca – Cuenca Gardens
Ronda isn’t all about history and culture, it is also home to some fantastic wineries.
Ronda is one of the most recent additions to the official wine routes that can be found across Spain and its future is looking promising. Here’s a recommended wine route in and around Ronda and for something that is right on the city’s doorstep, a visit to the Descalzos Viejos winery is a great way to spend the morning.
Going out for tapas in Ronda is a pleasure, since you will discover the taste of Andalucia. Because the most traditional Andalusian gastronomy has a presence here at each bar or restaurant. Whatever your budget, the tapas route Ronda offers a wide range of establishments, whether they are aimed at tourists or frequented by locals. This route that takes in the best tapas bars in Ronda will encourage you to savour a cuisine that unites the best of Arabic cuisine with the best of Castillian cuisine, and all made with local produce, such as the Genal chestnut orthe traditional game dinners, which we can of course pair with some of the best wines on the entire Iberian Peninsula, since in Ronda you can also enjoy spectacular wines.
Getting to Ronda is only 40 minutes from Our villas when you leave the main gate and turn Right 35km later your in Ronda!!!