Best Things To Do in Ronda, Spain
Ronda is a tiny, charming hilltop town in Andalusia, a mountainous region in southern Spain. The city is built right on the edge of a cliff, with dramatic views over a deep gorge. If this is your first time to Ronda, feel free to use our guide below to make sure you don’t miss any of the BEST things to do in Ronda Spain!
Here’s what you’ll definitely want to see in Ronda:
El Tajo Gorge
Head to the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) to take in the dramatic views of El Tajo Gorge in all directions.
You can see homes built right on the edge of a cliff!
The rolling hills, farmland, and mountains remind me of Tuscany!
The Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) is the focal point of Ronda. Construction for the bridge was started in 1759 and took 34 years to build. It spans the 390 ft gorge over the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda into New Town and Old Town.
There’s a small room inside the bridge above the middle arch that was once used a prison and torture chamber. Captured opponents were thrown from the windows to the rocks at the bottom of the El Tajo gorge.
There’s now a museum inside the chamber that you can visit if you want to check it out!
Path To Guadalevín River
There’s a fairly easy paved walking path down to a scenic viewpoint of Ronda and the Puente Nuevo. If you search for “Mirador de María Auxiliadora Ronda” on Google Maps, the path starts near there.
From here you have beautiful views of the bridge and a waterfall on the Guadalevín River.
Where to Say in Ronda Spain
You can easily visit Ronda as a day trip from Malaga or Marbella. Otherwise the best place to stay in Ronda is near the Plaza España and Puente Nuevo area. We stayed in an Airbnb in Ronda.
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