Altitude: 739 m above sea level
Distances: 113 km from Malaga
128 km from Seville
190km from Granada
200 km from Cordoba
600 km from Madrid
Ronda is famous for the spectacular view to the gorge called Tajo de Ronda off the Puente Nuevo (The New Bridge) and one of the oldest bull rings in Spain. However you would be doing Ronda great injustice by only visiting the two sights. The old town is full of treasures and one can spend days wandering the winding cobbled streets with a camera or just a keen mind taking in the sights and sounds of this exceptional town (www.turismoderonda.es).
There are off-the beaten track plazas and corners, plus several walks which will take you around town and into the countryside without the need of a car. Three of these “urban” walks as well as several walks in the nearby Sierra de las Nieves Genal Valley and Sierra de Grazalema, are described in our walking guide to the area: Walking in the Ronda Mountains
Favourite hotel: Hotel San Gabriel for excellent customer service, location, beauty and comfort of the old mansion which had been restored to perfection.
Favourite restaurant: Bodega San Francisco for food quality and service, and for being a place where locals and visitors mingle naturally.
Favourite hidden corner: Calle Molino de Alarcón, a long walk along the edge of Ronda´s fortification walls.
Popular amongst Spanish and foreign visitors, the fiestas draw large crowds. Accommodation needs to be booked well in advance. A good choice is staying in nearby villages during Ronda´s fiestas.
Semana Santa March/April varying every year, spectacular processions.
Feria de Pedro Romero August/September. Famous in Andalucía and extremely busy exuberant fiesta with parades and bullfights.