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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 #17 of 28 attractions in Ronda
Type: Historic Sites
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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194 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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549 reviews 549 reviews
350 attraction reviews
454 helpful votes 454 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 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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Arcos de la Frontera
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

this was the original site of Ronda in Roman times. a bit of a climb up the hill to the theatre which is the main structure on the site. just beyond the theatre you can see the view from the top of the escarpment and one of the reasons the Romans built it here, it is a viewpoint for the... More

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Marbella, Spain
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

A gorgeous drive into the countryside around Ronda. You go through vineyards, sunflower plantations and pass Iberian blackfoot pigs. When you arrive at Acinipo, it may look like its closed, but the "guard" is probably sleeping in his little hut. He's obviously from the area and keeps his donkey, horse and baby mule on site. Not much money has been... More

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