Ronda.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Ronda (map) is a town in province of *Málaga. It is located about 105 km (65 mi) west of the city of Málaga. It is now one of the towns and villages that is included in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.

American artists Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda’s old-town quarter called La Ciudad. Both wrote about Ronda’s beauty and famous bullfighting traditions. Their collective accounts have contributed to Ronda’s popularity over time.

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It was the hometown of the polymath *Abbas Ibn Firnas (810–887), an inventor, engineer, alleged aviator, chemist, physician, Muslim poet, and Andalusian musician. The Islamic domination of Ronda ended in 1485.

Plaza de Toros (map) closed on bullfighting days in September. The oldest and one of the most highly regarded of Spain’s bull rings, built in 1785 in the neoclassical style. This is considered to be the cradle of modern Spanish bullfighting, where *Pedro Romero (1754-1839) developed a new style of fighting bulls on foot (and not from horseback as had been done previously); he also was the first to begin using a red cloth.

La Ciudad (map). The old district of Ronda, beyond the new bridge. Full of twisting, narrow streets.

*Puente Nuevo “New Bridge” (map), span the canyon. The Puente Nuevo is the tallest of the bridges, towering 120 m (390 ft) above the canyon floor, and all three serve as some of the city’s most impressive features. The former town hall, which stands next to the Puente Nuevo, is the site of a parador and has a view of the Tajo canyon.

Avoid the restaurants in the tourist area during the day, as they are overpriced and often only full of other tourists! Look for smaller cafes and bars. If you are looking for an inexpensive snack or lunch, any bar will be able to make you a sandwich (bocadillo) with your choice of ham, cheese, or tomato. Also, look for bakeries (pastelerias), as Spain has some of the finest pastries around.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

A direct train from Madrid to Ronda operates twice daily. Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.

Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.

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BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

Ronda Spain | The City of Dreams (MUST VISIT IN EUROPE).

I visit one of Spain’s (and Europe’s) most iconic cities in the mountains of Andalucía in Southern Spain. Ernest Hemingway used to visit here as a writer and journalist in the Spanish civil war. Is it as beautiful and a true dream like they say?…

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.