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Ciudad Romana de Acinipo

A-374 (Ronda-Sevilla) | km 108, carretera a Setenil de las Bodegas, Ronda, Spain
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Ranked #16 of 28 Attractions in Ronda
Type: Historic Sites
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Bilbao
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Acinipo is a Roman ruin – unfortunately not very well maintained (for obvious lack of funds) that gives us a glimpse of the Roman traces the Ronda area went through. Visiting Acinipo is always a delightful experience – you get to see some stunning views, the remains of an impressive amphitheater, and a nice 20 minute walk. Take a sandwich,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I truly enjoyed this outing that became a pleasant detour en route Sevilla. The site is easy enough to find. The landscape is spectacular. I love the sense of remoteness and being off track. An Eagle was gliding way above in the sky reminding me how fond the Romans were of that symbol. As suggested by others a visit to... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The ruins are quite secluded and when we went we were the only visitors. It's free to visit which is always a bonus, but it could benefit from a small entry free or if it accepted donations. It's in need of maintenance, as in the summer the paths are overrun with prickly plants and there is poo absolutely everywhere. Goat... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The ruins of what used to be a Roman town for soldiers, are free to visit, and there's not really a reason to charge people for it. Although, the theatre, the thermae and what probably was the commercial district or a part of the town with flats, are certainly worth a visit, the authorities should invest a little to improve... More

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Rota, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Not very easy to find (I would describe it as being in the middle of nowhere), but very nice drive through the mountains and pueblos blancos. The site is not properly excavated, and only the theater and the baths are left to be seen. There is no information about the city on the site so read on Google before visiting.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We loved this site and enjoyed roaming around in complete privacy. It was even raining but the changing clouds and vistas were beautiful nonetheless. Very picturesque. We learned more about the site from an exhibit in Ronda's Palacio Mondragon.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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203 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

As an archaeologist I naturally read up on the place, so we could enjoy the whole of the site, not only the (although magnificent) view from the theatre. The theatre itself is great, too bad they don't have any signs, maps etc. with explanation. I can imagine if you're no archaeologist you can't make anything out of the structures other... More

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Plano, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I first began looking for this theatre in 1970. I had found one photograph of it, but no one seemed to know where it was. I finally found it in late 1972 at the end of a rocky road that wove around and continuously climbed uphill. When the road ended my friends and I looked to our left and saw... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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375 attraction reviews
495 helpful votes 495 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

A Roman ruins with a theater and baths but most other stones have been displaced. The reason to come here is to explore the countryside, walk up the hillside and view the valley beyond the theater, breathe in and out and enjoy being away from the crowds in a place with no fee and no toilets.

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camarillo, ca
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69 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I wouldn't make this a destination by itself. As mentioned, the only thing you can see that looks like something are the theatre and bits of the baths. All the rest is just heaps of stones, and I'm not very good at guessing at what things are/were. But, as also mentioned by other reviewers, great, great views of the countryside... More

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