Ronda is Andalusia's fastest-growing town with a population of 36,000 and figures among the 3 big Andalusian tourist attractions behind Sevilla and Granada. There are Ronda hotels located near the canyon called El Tajo, where you can take amazing photos of Ronda mountains.
The town – located in the mountains - still retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old city centre, and is world-famous for its impressive canyon El Tajo which is traversed by the river Guadalevín. Visitors can admire the 18th century Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) that straddles the 100m chasm below, from where they have a spectacular view over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.
Besides, Ronda is the birthplace of modern bullfighting, which is made clear by the Feria Goyesca at the beginning of September when fighters and people from the audience dress in the manner of Goya’s sketches of life in the region. The town also holds an interesting romería pilgrimage each year, which is held in honour to the Virgen de la Cabeza and is organised by the local Catholic brotherhood of the same name.
Typical for Ronda are the Andalusian cobbled streets and white houses. The idyllic ambience invites the visitor to have lunch in one of the multifaceted restaurants in the centre, not far away from the most appealing touristic spots. The bullring Plaza de Toros, for example, contains a museum displaying the history of the Spanish corrida. Other interesting places are the art museum that can be found close to the bridge in an elegant 16th century convent and the Casa de Don Bosco. And let’s not forget the Palacio Mondragón, which is famous for its exquisite miniature water gardens dating from its time as a Moorish palace during Ronda's brief reign as a minor caliphate under Córdoba in the 12th century, as well as the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, containing a convent, two churches and the beautifully arched ayuntamiento (council) building. Learn more about the best way of transport with Malaga airport transfers.
Taxis to Ronda from Malaga airport
Tourists arriving at Malaga city often take a shuttle bus from Malaga Airport to Ronda because it is a fast and comfortable alternative to other means of transport.