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La Casa Del Rey Moro

Address: C/ Santo Domingo, 9, 29400 Ronda, Spain
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Ranked #9 of 24 Attractions in Ronda
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Roquetas de Mar, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Not far away from Ronda's Puente Nuevo is 'La Casa del Rey Moro' - allegedly the house of a Moorish King - hence its name. However, the current building is an 18th century palace with beautiful gardens designed by Forestier, the famous French garden designer. Perhaps the palace has been built on the site of a former building because, according... More 

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glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There is a staircase from the Casa down to the Gorge. It is a very simple staircase built by prisoners of war and on the day we descende it was very wet and dripping. It was worth going down and seeing the gorge and the river close up. The climb back up wasn't as bad as our guidebook suggested.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There is nothing special to see. There is a mine you down 200 levels and reach the Tejo level. It's only beautfull. Doesn't earns the affort.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amazing attraction. First, the gardens are beautiful, and you get stunning vistas just from standing in them. However, you should DEFINITELY do the climb down the mine. But make sure to wear sturdy, close-toed shoes, as it is wet down there. It will be a climb back up, but a) it is very cool going down a mine and b)... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

About a month ago, my wife and I visited Ronda and enjoyed the charm and magnificent views around town. We did not know what Casa del Rey Moro was really like, and we decided to try it. This was something of a risky adventure. The gardens on top of the gorge are nice but nothing special, a big part of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lots of steps (over 300) and no elevator. so what goes down must come up he same way. It wet and slippery at times. Take your time down. The safety standards are a bit different than what you'll find in the US. On the way down, you'll see some Romanesque ruins and a wonderful river at the bottom.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was the highlight of our trip to Ronda. We weren't sure what to visit apart from the Puente Nuevo (the big bridge) and after some hesitation to pay entry fee, we decided for La Casa Del Rey Moro. We were not disappointed at all! Walking down and up the stairs to the Water Mine was unforgettable experience for us... More 

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Esher, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The house itself is currently under renovation but the gardens and the mines are still open. Gardens are small but our main reason for going was the walk down to the river at the bottom of the gorge... 365 steps cut into the stone of varying sizes, twisting round and occasionally opening up into vaults and little windows out onto... More 

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Hawaii
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Altho there is some renovation work going on, it does not detract from a visit. Wander around the upper gardens and enjoy all the views, then head down the tower to the "mine"...the water well at the bottom...via a zigzag set of stairs...236 of them one way. Well worth walking down...be careful as it is wet In places so don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was good. Not great not average but good. I guess the relatively inexpensive access fee reflects that - it was the same fee as it stated it was in my 10 year old lonely planet guide which says it all. It's unfortunate that there is no access to La casa itself which is in a fair old state of... More 

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