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Address: A-374 (Ronda-Sevilla) | km 108, carretera a Setenil de las Bodegas, Ronda, Spain
Phone Number: 952187119
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An interesting piece of Roman history.

Having made the long drive up to Acinipo near Setenil, we arrived to discover it was closed. This is a fairly typical annoyance in this part of Spain with no warnings about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
malbraman
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having made the long drive up to Acinipo near Setenil, we arrived to discover it was closed. This is a fairly typical annoyance in this part of Spain with no warnings about the closure of tourist spots generally made available before you arrive. Cueva de la Pileta was similar despite a queue of people being disappointed eventually by no guide... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Just hop over the fence if it's closed! This would be a great tourist attraction if the local authorities woke up a bit...

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Thank Jacoby T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

incredible C1st BC amphitheatre at Acinipo (Ronda la Vieja) fabulously intact wall, 360 degree views, cover up or use suncream because there is no shade. Unbelievably quiet for a Roman ruin of this calibre. Highly recommended - be prepared for a load of 'Gladiator' quotes.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A must if you are in the area. The amphitheatre is spectacular and you can easily imagine the building used 2000 years ago. Well restored. If you go further up the hill you can look over the wall at a fantastic view towards the west. Downsides: - very restricted opening times so check before you visit - the walk to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

As Roman sites go there isn't really very much to see, though the remains of the theatre ARE impressive. The wonder is that the Romans ever managed to create a town on the windswept site, now so empty apart from heaps of stones from their demolished buildings. But what a site! Climb the extra metres beyond the top of the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

These ruins are a short drive from Ronda and the admission is gratis. The grounds have an excellent view of the surrounding area. The ruins are not currently being excavated so do not expect any real explanation at the site. There is a short explanative pamphlet on what you see. There is almost no signage to guide you. The more... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Far up upon a fortress type hill this bleak site still echoes with the sights and sounds of Roman times. Even among the rubble and sheep dung this place remains serene. Ironic that their legacy is not the legion's garrison or great villas or even remarkable hillside baths but is a splendid open theatre, the finest one in Spain. A... More 

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Hartford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Wow .. That is the best way to describe these ruins. As far as the eyes can see their is architecture that was created by the Romans. It is Beautiful and Breath taking. I couldn't help but wonder the entire time visiting this area what else laid beneath me as I walked the streets.

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Oliver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We visited these ruins while on a day trip from Ronda. You will need a car or be on a tour to see them as I can't image there is any public transit and it is too far to walk. We did not have a guide, other than what we were given at the gate. Despite that it was worth... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Roman amphitheatre is situated just off a country road about ten miles from Ronda. If you are interested in Roman history it is worth a visit, and entrance is free. Although it was open when we arrived, I believe opening times are restricted to a few mornings a week, the site closing, like many other amenities in this part... More 

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