Located in an impressive gorge called El Tajo, Ronda boasts views worthy of a Hollywood film. The deep gorge cuts the city in half, offering breathtaking views. The gorge separates the old quarter of Ronda from the new part of the city, which is connected by two bridges. The bridge Puente Nuevo was built in 1751 and has become a spectacular viewpoint and a popular place to take pictures as a souvenir. A zip line from Puente Nuevo is also available for the more adventurous, and while experiencing the adrenaline they can also admire the stunning scenery.
In case you have only one day to explore Ronda, it is advisable to book a guided tour at the Municipal Tourist Office, where a professional guide will show you the most emblematic sights in the city. It is a walk of almost two hours in which a guide will show you the most characteristic sights of the city from the Phoenicians, Greeks, through the Muslim conquest to Joseph Bonaparte’s arrival.
From the Alameda del Tajo viewpoint, the visitor can experience the full beauty of Sierra Bermeja (the mountain range of the Serranía de Ronda), a natural area with many protected species of Flora and Fauna.
There are various hotels with impressive views in the new section of the city, as well as bars and restaurants with tapas and traditional Spanish dishes. With around 1 kilometer of pedestrian and shopping areas, Ronda has one of the longest shopping areas in Spain.
The Arab baths of Ronda, also known as the Baths of San Miguel, are among the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula and are evidence of the Muslim influence in the region. A bath, such as the one in Ronda, which is located at the foot of the now-defunct Puerta del Puente, served as a place of socialization and an obligatory step before entering a city in ancient times.
Regardless of whether tourists come as a family, a couple, or even a solo traveler, Ronda has an assortment of good things to visit and enjoy.