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Ronda

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Ronda

It's difficult to put a number on all Ronda's natural, architectural and artistic gems, let alone limit ourselves to highlighting just a few monuments. However, an emblem for the town does exist in the collective imagination: the Gorge and the eighteenth-century Puente Nuevo bridge that crosses it. The bridge, almost 100 metres high with its semicircular arches, is the focal point of the most iconic photograph of the town. Less famous but equally beautiful is the Puente Viejo bridge, built in 1616. In the immediate vicinity, we can find the Arco de Felipe V and the Sillón del Moro ("the Moor's Armchair"), a stone bench that was the setting to tales of kings and princesses in the days of Al-Andalus.

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Ronda
DURATION 4 Hours
  • Tajo de Ronda

    Located at the city of Ronda, and with an stimated surface of 47,5 Ha., this space consists of two parts, the first being a gorge of 500 m length and 100 m depth with a width of 50 m and the second, being a huge ravine, opened at a circular hollow: "La Caldera". It is located over prehistoric rests and the gorge has been digged by the Guadalevin river, setting different kind of materials at its meadows.

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  • Ronda Bullring

    Ronda's Real Meastranza de Caballería (Royal School of Cavalry) is a large arena that has trained many of history"s most legendary matadors, making it an essential stop for any bullfighting aficionado. The bullring was constructed in 1785 and is one of the oldest and most monumental in the world.

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  • Alameda del Tajo

    The modern part of the town is home to other appealing sites such as the Alameda del Tajo (or the Cliff Park), with its most renowned balcony, nicknamed balcony of surprise.

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  • The palace of Mondragon

    The palace of Mondragon, also known as Palace of the Marquis of Villasierra, is a wonderful building regarding its architectonical aspects, and, without any kind of doubts, is the most significant civil monument of Ronda.

    The legend tells that it was formerly home of the great king Abbel Malik or Abomelic, son of the Morocco's sultan Abul Asan. Few years later after the death of Abomelic, the kingdom of Ronda was dependent on the kingdom of Granada, and it is also known that the last arab governor Hamet el Zegrí lived also at this palace.

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  • The Arabic Bathhouses

    The Arabic Bathhouses, located in the ancient Jewish quarter, were built in the late thirteenth or early fourteenth century. Despite their extraordinary architectural interest they were abandoned-Christian morality did not permit certain practices-and the floodwaters from the River Guadalevín eventually buried them. When the Duchess of Parcent ordered the construction of some gardens in this area the first remains of the bathhouses came to light but no attention was paid to them then, either, until the site was acquired by the State in 1935.

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  • Gato Cave

    This is one of the most important encavernamientos of Andalusia and Spain, with standing water, potholes, lakes, siphons. It has a slope of -219 m with a distance of 4.5 km main north-south flowing into the river Guadiaro. From the standpoint of the population bioespeleológico stands of different species of bats and invertebrates.

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