Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Just off magnificent "Puente Nuevo", you will find "Plaza de España"! This is Ronda's main square, always busy and crowded! It is located in the "El Mercadillo" district (the New Town) but, at the same time, it is the entry point to the "La Ciudad" district (the Old Town). "Plaza de España" has been recently renovated, including some of its historical buildings. Going to or coming back from "Puente Nuevo", stop by for a coffee or a meal at any of the many cafés and eateries seen around the square. Enjoy!
Written February 24, 2020
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,840 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
The picture of a bull ring is misleading. Plaza de Espana is Ronda's main square next to the Puento Nuevo. The Parador (best hotel in Ronda) is located to one side. Several roads leading off the square lead to sights of interest.
The plaza has a dubious history. This was the sight where the facists were rounded up in the Spanish Civil War, beaten and marched to their death by being thrown of the cliffs beside the El Tajo gorge a mere 50 metres away.
Written January 24, 2015
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This lovely plaza is right in the heart of Ronda and a great place to relax, have a coffee and people watch before continuing on your visit of all the old sites that Ronda has to offer. Every nationality under the sun.
Written February 25, 2020
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Alan_Pino
Santiago, Chile123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Ronda it's just amazing. So it's difficult to recommend visiting this square before El tajo, Puente Nuevo, Arena the Toro and the old town on the other side of the bridge. However, Plaza de España is a nice place to visit for lunch. The fountain in the middle of the square looks impetuous!
Written October 31, 2018
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Chris D
United Kingdom200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
Look for the Tourist information office near Mcdonalds. Drinks and food in various establishment with their toilets. Did not find public toilets. The free map of the town will illustrate other vantage points for good photographs across the valley.

We went for the day, saw the bridge bullring, two further bridges, had a drink and drove back to the coast. 2 hours in Ronda. Leave more time if you want inexpensive leatherwear shoes and souvenirs. Sorry My Lord as I did not get inside a church to speak with you but told you how beautiful you countryside is on the way home.

Enjoy.

Chris and Anna
Written August 3, 2012
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
If you intend to visit the Puente Nuevo, it is hard to avoid the Plaza Espana Ronda.
I am underlining Ronda because there is a much more famous Plaza Espana in Seville. This Plaza Espana is right in front of the new bridge and visitors most probably remember it from the Hotel Parador. It is a lovely spacious space surrounded by showy buildings where you can sit comfortably on a coffee or a couple of snacks. There is a statue in the middle of the place, and as I learned from a previous reviewer, it is the monument to Antonio de Los Rios Rosas. He was a politician, but I have to confess, that I never heard about this gentleman. Most probably since I'm not a Spaniard, and more interested in archeology than politics. So now he stands there and decorates this plaza. Even if there is nothing wrong with this square, I won't make a special trip just to see it, but since I walked through on it to get to the bridge, why not to write a review?
Written May 10, 2019
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,754 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The Plaza de España in Ronda is one of the most emblematic and busy in the city. It is at the new town end of the Puente Nuevo, which is the principal bridge over the Tajo gorge, between the old city (La Ciudad) and the new (El Mercadillo).

A notable building of interest located in the plaza is the Parador hotel, whose rooms offer incredible views of the old city, the new bridge and Tajo gorge to the south and west.

Other important roads, which link with the Plaza de España, are the Calle Virgen de la Paz, Calle Nueva and Calle Rosario. The plaza acts as a focus between the modern and commercial town of Ronda and the ancient city of the Moors and the Catholic Kings.

The square has been recently renovated, and now a monument to Antonio de los Rios Rosas lies within its center. Señor Ríos Rosas, a jurist and Spanish politician born in Ronda in 1812, became a president of the Congress of Deputies during the latter part of the 19th century.

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Written December 22, 2018
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veer2808
Karachi, Pakistan431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Plaza de Espana is the main town square which some people may recall was made famous by Ernest Hemingway's best-seller "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - the town hall referred to in the book is now the Parador Hotel.

Like most visitors, we found the plaza to be a convenient centre point which allows easy access to the bridge, the old city, bull ring, delicious eateries and other prominent attractions.

Although recently refurbished, the plaza's historic visage has been carefully preserved.
Written July 4, 2018
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jenniferc321123
Sydney, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Plaza Espana is located at one end of the Puente Nuevo or new bridge. Edged by cafes, this open space is close to the bull ring, information centre and lookout points for great pictures of the gorge.
Written June 13, 2018
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TomWillmott
London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Pleasant little square with the bridge as a perfect backdrop. The parador hotel is a stunning old building along one side of the square with the full traditional flag array to make it feel like old world Spain.
Written July 5, 2016
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