Plaza Duquesa de Parcent
Plaza Duquesa de Parcent
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tripsandfood55
London, UK3,927 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Architecture in the plaza was nice to view and there are a few attractions within the area to seek out. It is a open space nice area to visit with parking close by, if your driving. During our time here (Nov21), although the plaza and street areas were not busy and we only saw a few people around, restaurants (inside and outside seating) and bars were full, mainly of what appeared to be local Ronda people. We understand tours do go here, but there did not seem to be any around when we were here. We managed to find a place just outside the plaza area and on the main road back into Ronda new town to sit down and eat.
Written February 13, 2022
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This spectacular square is located in the old Moorish part of the town. I have seen few such a charming square! Around nice white houses, the Saint Isabel Convent, museum, the Town Hall and the famous church: Iglesia Santa María la Mayor. We walked around and sat down on a bench near the statue of princess. I think it’s worth a visit.
Written January 24, 2023
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,754 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was the first place we stopped when we came to Ronda twenty five years ago. It was a pretty leafy square then and it still is now. It has a wealth of architectural monuments, not the least of which is the Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mayor, another of the churches commissioned by the Reyes Catolicos. In all probability the Catholic Kings didn’t realize that it would take 200 years to complete its construction. It is possible to appreciate it from inside as well as from outside, except when services of one form or another are being held.

Close by are the convents of Caridad (the Sisters of Charity) and the Clarisas de Santa Isabel de Los Angeles (the Poor Clares). No wonder that Ronda seems to have a plethora of nuns in whatever part of it that you may find yourself. The Sisters of Charity are famous for making biscuits and cakes for Navidad (Christmas) that are sold through a revolving hatch in the door; very much like the Sisters of the Santa Isabel La Real Convent in Granada.

To the right of the Church of Santa Maria del Mayor is a restaurant and café with tables and chairs in the square in front. To the left and in front of the Caridad Convent is a cervezaria and café, again with tables and chairs in the square. Usually, these are only present in the summer months and on warm and sunny week-ends in the winter. There is another café called the called the Terraza Bar El Castillo located between the entrance and exit from Parking El Castillo, but bear in mind that it may, or may not, be open on the day that you visit. In the centre of the square is a shaded area given over to pedestrians and seating, while cars are able to circulate around the outer limits of the square, presumably looking for a place to park. These days, there is no parking in the square, but there is paid parking (Parking El Castillo) accessed from the square to an area behind the Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora. This parking area stands mostly on top of the old Castillo Laurel and part of the Alcazaba.

Finally, the last of the buildings to be located within the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent is the Ayuntamiento (the Town Hall). This is an unusually long and impressive edifice, originally built in 1734 as a military prison, but later adapted to its current use, with some architectural elements borrowed from other buildings in the old city.

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Written January 11, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice old convent near the cathedral and the government buildings. Also a little cafe underneath. Recommended .
Written August 9, 2020
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I Travel
Skelmersdale, UK2,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is just the place to while away an hour or so as you watch the world go by, lovely trees all perfectly manicured and the wonderful town hall along with the beautiful church are but 3 things to admire, grab a drink, sit yourself down and relax
Written March 28, 2019
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Naivedya P
Seville, Spain134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
It's quite a long stretch as a building and has a lovely surrounding such as the church, a courtyyad with restaurants and garden to sit and enjoy.
Written March 24, 2019
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Anita F
ANDALUSIA 5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Found this plaza and was amazed at finding this. The architecture in the plaza alone was worth it. Sitting in there just soaking up the atmosphere.
Written December 1, 2019
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David Martín
Seville, Spain19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is one of the places to seat and relax, listen, breath and enjoy life. The plaza, the Colegiata Church which it was an ancient mosque, The Convents, The Town Hall, restaurants, bars, music..
Written October 13, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Most tours will take you to this "old town" plaza bordered by a beautiful park and fountain, the incredible cathedral (Santa Maria la Mayor), other historic structures and a few cafes. It is probably the best plaza in town and a very relaxing spot for a quick rest, a coffee or cold one.
Written September 21, 2018
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Jason B
London, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We stopped here for lunch having walked around Ronda including up and down the step path to view Ronda from the underside.

We had a fantastic table that allowed us to take in the beautiful square and watch as the worlds passed by. The square was not overtly busy meaning you didn't have a lot of noise that meant conversation was hard. It is kept clean and well maintained and there was a guitar player near the fountain which gave us a lovely background.

We ate at Meson El Coto Alto and service was efficient and friendly and the food was spot on, just what we needed.

Another perfect day out in this area of Spain
Written August 21, 2018
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