Best Things To Do in Ronda, Spain

Are you looking for what to do in Ronda?

Cleaved into two parts in the north and south, El Mercadillo and the old town part of La Ciudad on the south, Ronda has a lot that can be best explored on foot. Th old town is a lovely maze of churches, Islamic architecture, and white-washed houses on cobbled streets, whereas El Mercadillo is more urbane with wider streets and contemporary constructions from the 18th and 19th century.

The Puente Nuevo, the iconic 18th-century stone bridge is one of the must-see attractions of Ronda. The bridge offers some splendid views from the El Tajo gorge. Plaza de Toros, built in 1785 is one of the oldest and most picturesque bullrings of Spain follow Puente Nuevo in the list of top attractions of Spain. The Banos Arabes - Arab Baths built in the 13th century, while King Abomelik ruled give great insights of Ronda’s past. Additionally, the Palacio de Mondragon, Iglesia de Santa Maria La Mayor, Alameda del Tajo and the Puente Viejo & Arco de Felipe V are top attractions in Ronda.

Below we have a list of things to do in Ronda and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Ronda getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Ronda with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Ronda

Here is the list of things to do in Ronda and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Puente Nuevo

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    Puente Nuevo

    Landmark, View Point, Bridge

    One of the most iconic places in Ronda, the Puente Nuevo Bridge is one of the three new bridges which divide the old town from the historical district. The bridge which has river Guadalevin flowing below is heavily touristy throughout the year and visiting it, during your Round trip should definitely be on the top of your priority list. The construction of the bridge started in 1791 and it cont...Read more
  2. Old City

    Old Town

    Ronda’s soul is captured aptly in it’s Old city. Hence, if you’re not just a tourist but also a traveller, then the old part of Ronda can be worth exploring for you! The old city has buildings which are built into the cliffs and are still in good condition. The old town is a site for lots of historic buildings and many interesting museums. If you’re okay with cobbled str...Read more
  3. Alameda Del Tajo

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    Alameda Del Tajo

    Garden, View Point, Botanical Garden

    Built in early 19th century, the Alameda Del Tajo is one of the few botanical gardens in Ronda which is located just next to the Plaza De Toros. The botanical garden is rich in biodiversity and also has a wide range of trees which are about 200 years old that listed in the guide of notable trees in Malaga. The most prominent one being the cedar of Himalaya and also pine and acacia trees. The ga...Read more
  4. Vinos Chinchilla

    4.7 (51 Votes)
    Vinos Chinchilla

    Winery, Adults

    A visit to the Dona Felisa Winery will tell you why it is just not your everyday winery! This one has it all. You can enjoy the process of winemaking, right from choosing the right amount of grapes to its crushing. Apart from the winemaking, you can pamper your taste buds with some freshly made wine and also relish on some home cooked lunch, made by the winery’s owner herself. If you&rsqu...Read more
  5. La Casa Del Rey Moro

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    La Casa Del Rey Moro

    Mine

    Dating back to the Moorish era, the La Casa Del Rey Moro is a water mine built by Ronda’s King Abomelic at the beginning of the 14th century, for preventing the water supplies during water wars. There was a very popular rumour that the mine has huge amount of gold in its underground chambers, but no concrete evidence was found till date. When you tour the mine, you’ll explore the st...Read more
  6. Parroquia Santa Maria La Mayor

    Church, Religious Site

    If you’re looking for a calm and quaint place to sit around and soak in some divinity, then you should head right away to the Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor. Located just in the heart of Arab Medina, the church was once a mosque. One can easily assume this from the miranet turned bell tower. The church is an artistic marvel as there are European, North African and Moorish influences over...Read more
  7. Palacio De Mondragon

    4.2 (377 Votes)
    Palacio De Mondragon

    Architecture

    Once a home to the Moorish king Abomelic, the Palacio de Mondragon went through various alterations through all these years. But still, it succeeded in  retaining its Moorish influence, and today it stands as a solid evidence of the said culture. The gardens, the fountains, the beautifully built courtyards and some great panoramic views, made the palace, no less than a dreamland. There is ...Read more
  8. Casa Don Bosco

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    Casa Don Bosco
    Once a modernist palace built in 20th century, the Casa Don Bosco was later given to the Salesian Priest Order for ill nurses and priests. The attraction is built in Arab style and the courtyards are beautiful as ever. The garden here is also well maintained and gives a stellar view of the waterfall. The attraction also offers the sights of the Puente Nuevo Bridge and some great views for stunn...Read more
  9. Ruinas De Acinipo

    4.2 (84 Votes)
    Ruinas De Acinipo
    Located above 1000 metre above the sea level, the Ciudad Romana de Acinipo is a ruined site which can be seen, if you’re travelling from Ronda to Seville. The entrance gate is gigantic and was made by the farmers in order to recover grazing land. The 32 hectare ruined city was once a place where Roman and Greek cultures thrived. The excavations here are still on and few more discoveries a...Read more
  10. Puerta De Almocabar

    4.5 (131 Votes)
    Puerta De Almocabar

    Historical Site

    Located in the southern part of the Ronda, the Puerta de Almocabar connects the new town with the historical one. Built in the 13th century and modified several times, the attraction includes three gates and two semicircular towers, which once served as an accommodation to the safeguards. This one is in close proximity to a Muslim Cemetery. Hence it is named in Arabic as ‘Al-maqabir&rsquo...Read more
  11. Museo Unicaja Joaquin Peinado

    Museum

    If in Ronda, if you can’t see Picasso's creations, then how about witnessing his good friend Peinado’s paintings. The Museum Peinado or Museo Joaquin Peinado is a gallery which displays varied collection of Peinado's works. The beautiful art gallery also displays the transition and changes which occurred in Peinado’s creations over the years. Once you’ll enter the galler...Read more
  12. Felipe V Arch

    Landmark, Historical Site

    On your way from La Ciudad to Padre Jesus, you’ll come across an arch which is an iconic landmark in Ronda and was hurriedly built when the Arab Gate collapsed in 1742. The arch is allegedly named after the King Felipe V, the first Bourbon King who was successful to get a bit of Spain and also helped in rebuilding the country’s economy, after the turbulent times of War of Succession...Read more
  13. Viajeros Romanticos

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    Viajeros Romanticos

    View Point

    Literally translated to ‘Viewpoint of the Romantic Travelers’, the Mirrador de los Viajeros Romanticos like the name suggests is a picturesque viewpoint on what essentially are enormous mountain walls. The walls showcase some terrific local art work. Even just wandering around this attraction is a lovely experience. The endless stretches of vividly green pasture lands, against a bac...Read more
  14. Circuito Ascari S. L.

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    Circuito Ascari S. L.

    Race Track

    Craving an adrenaline rush? If speed, racing, cars and race tracks are your thing, the Circuito Ascari S.L. is what you should not miss while in Ronda! One of the best things to do in Ronda, and not just another attraction or monument, Ascari is the longest track in Spain and “one of the most spectacular in the world”. Set in unparalleled beautiful Spanish terrains, this where you c...Read more
  15. Jardines De Cuenca

    4.6 (312 Votes)
    Jardines De Cuenca

    Garden

    Offering spectacular views from literally every corner, the Jardines de Cuenca, is a garden, perfect to spend the day out. Have a picnic, pluck fresh olives, sleep under the trees amidst life-sized gorges and the sky disappearing into eternity.   The walkway full of ascends and descends has several pit stops perfect to just pause and take in the panoramic views. Summers can get a little to...Read more