Ronda is a small city in Andalusia that mixes the old with the new. The city is divided into two sections by a huge bridge that has become the symbol of Ronda. In fact, if you good “Ronda Spain” your screen will be flooded with images of the famous, “Puente Nuevo.” This beauty of the bridge is just one reason to visit. Keep reading for my list of things to do in Ronda, Spain.
Things to Do in Ronda
Puente Nuevo – The “New Bridge”
Puente Nuevo is the ionic bridge in Ronda that connect the “new” part of the city with the old. It towers over the El Tajo gorge. It’s something that must be seen while in Ronda and there are many different viewpoints. You can eat at a restaurant with a view or hike for that picture-perfect spot. Hiking gives you the best viewpoints and many opportunities for photos.
Balcones de Coño
Sticking out over the edge along the El Trajo gorge lies the Balcones de Coño. These are balconies that stick out and are a nightmare for anyone with a fear of heights. As scary as they may seem they are quite popular and give you some killer views.
Stroll Between the Old Town and the New
It’s easy to get around Ronda on foot. Enjoy a leisurely walk while enjoying ice cream “helado” or stopping along the way for some wine. Ronda is a great place to avoid over-planning and see where the walk takes you. However, if you have a tight schedule and want to hot specific spots definitely opt for a walking tour.
Plaza de Toros
Bullfighting is still very much “a thing” in certain parts of Spain and in Ronda, you can find one of the oldest bullrings. The Plaza de Toros is now a museum and open for tour. Visit the ring where modern bullfighting was born.
Paseo de Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway is no stranger to Spain and many parts of the world, and Ronda is no exception. You’ll see him come up a few times throughout your visit to Ronda. If you’re a fan of the famous writer definitely check out the Paseo de Ernest Hemingway and stop at the balcones de coño along the way.
Baños Arabes – Arabic Baths
The Arab baths in Ronda date back to the 13th century and are well preserved. They were built by the Moors but no longer in operation today. You can still view the baths as they are open daily for tours.
Free on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Casa Don Bosco
Casa Don Bosco is located minutes away from the trailhead that leads to towards the bottom of the gorge. It offers a beautiful viewpoint of the Puente Nuevo bridge and has a stunning garden. This house-museum is a peaceful place where you can view pieces of art and find tranquility in the gardens.
Málaga to Ronda
You can drive, take a train, or a bus from Málaga to Ronda. Driving is the quickest, it takes about an hour an a half. The train would be the easiest because once you’re there you won’t have to worry about parking and can walk around the town. You would take the train from Maria Zambrano station and that ride is about two hours. The bus option is a bit longer and takes about three hours.
And if you’re staying in Málaga be sure to check out my “things to do in Málaga” guide!
Ronda is a magical city worth adding to your trip to Andalusia. It can be visited in a day or as a multiple-day trip. There are plenty of things to do in Ronda, and these are just some of the best!
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