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Parking for the day-safety issues

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Parking for the day-safety issues


We are driving from Granda to Arcos and thought we might stop in Ronda for a few hours, walk around and have lunch. Where should we park and do we need to be overly concerned about leaving our stuff/luggage locked in the car?

Erith, Kent
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1. Re: Parking for the day-safety issues

There is parking in the centre of Ronda plus a couple of car parks (as far as I can remember) on the outskirts. As long as your belongings are locked in the boot and not on show you should be fine.

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2. Re: Parking for the day-safety issues

1. Beside the Plaza de la Merced.

2. Beside the bullring.

3. Plaza del Socorro.

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3. Re: Parking for the day-safety issues

Very safe up there. The residents wont tollerate crime and its a close knit community.

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4. Re: Parking for the day-safety issues

Visited Ronda recently, the car park at the bull ring was full but we could park at the next 24 hour park just up the hill. Your car was photographed on entering and your number printed on your parking ticket (assume to stop ticket swapping), full security operating in car park, cost was however 3 cents a minute, with no reduction for length of stay (all parks seemed to charge same irrespective of distance from centre)

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5. Re: Parking for the day-safety issues

Have stopped for lunch at the Hotel Reina Victoria because the parking in the front of the hotel was secure and free as I had the basic lunch which was fine. This was in the old dining room first conceived by the British creators of this hotel as a sister to the one called Reina Cristina down at the other end of the railway line in Algeciras over 100 years ago Ronda hotel are great because you are at the highest point of the town and right on the 'precipice'. ! It would be great just to be in that garden at sunset in the middle of summer. Have stayed in this hotel a few years back but I think you can do better in Ronda. The walk into town or at least to the 'new bridge' area is only about 10 minutes or so downhill & of course longer walking back up. But on the way look into the gardens on your right - Alamedo del Tajo Gardens - where again you can get a lovely view. I can't recall exactly but you can walk around the edge of the cliff from these gardens to near the bullring and then on to the 'new bridge' and the gorge. Moving on to Arcos is easy from this hotel as you turn left coming out of the hotel and proceed to the A374.

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6. Re: Parking for the day-safety issues

No parking is 100% safe our car has been broken into twice in different parts of spain and vandalised. Some basic precautions can include - Take any valuables with you and pay for secure parking. Don't show anything e.g. on the back seat, wipe off the ring mark on the window from where you have had a tomtom and leave your glove box open to show there's nothing valuable in there. If your arial is removable take it off and push your wing mirrors in.

Car crime is petty but frequent. Can't speak for the area you are going to but common sense sometimes leaves people when they are on holiday.

Have a great time

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