Ronda is famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting

Ronda was a favorite with the Romantics of the late 19th century, and has attracted an array of international artists and writers, such as David Wilkie, Alexandre Dumas, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles.


 


Andalucia Guide

Malaga's Spectacular Mountain Town


The last frontier

Perched on an inland plateau ravine, Ronda is Malaga province’s most spectacular town. With its high vertical cliffs, Ronda was one of the last Moorish cities to fall during the Reconquest of Spain by the Catholic monarchs.

Ronda, Malaga's Spectacular Mountain Town

 

A hangout for Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles in Ronda Spain

Ronda is located at the edge of a cliff 120 m (393 feet) deep and 70 m. (230 feet) wide. Spectacular views are found throughout the city and Ronda has become one of the major attractions in the region.

Pictures of famous bullfighters and writers mix with snaps of the featured tapas at a bar near the bullring.

Ronda retains its Moorish features in a great many of its houses, often interspersed with fine Renaissance mansions.


Colourful window boxes and walls are a feature throughout Andalucia.

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