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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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A Roman gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
rfi30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

By the look of these ruins built in the middle of nowhere perched on a steep hilltop, everything. Phenomenal ruins with almost unbelievable views from the summit. A bit like low flying!!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is a 20 KMS drive from Ronda along a country road and well worth the trip. It is free to enter and a walk around the site which is on the side of a hill is covered with old ruins and is overgrown. The main attraction is the amphitheatre at the top of the hill and in its golden... More 

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