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“Excellent museum of bandits.......”

Museo del Bandolero
Ranked #26 of 86 things to do in Ronda
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Bandolero museum consists of four galleries: Gallery of the Romantic Travellers. Exhibition of paintings of that time as well as several historical documents, like birth and death certificates, edicts, royal laws, etc. Gallery "Living the Bandits world". It consists of dioramas, pictures, weapons, money and coins, official stamps, paintings, etc.Gallery "The Men and the Names". It is dedicated to the better known bandoleros (bandits) still remembered and who belong to the romantic age of the Bandits: Diego Corrientes, José María El Tempranillo, el Tragabuches. Gallery "The ones who followed the trace". Special mention to the Guardia Civil (The Civil Guard was the local police at the villages), a police spezialized in the fight against bandits. It shows their clothes, pictures, documents, etc.
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Melbourne
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent museum of bandits.......”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We walked by this museum twice before we entered. We actually had a couple of hours to kill and decided to visit it. Boy was that a surprise!! This museum is fabulous! The historical data, photos, books, newspaper clippings, death certificates, costumes, guns, etc etc etc, have been excellently collected and displayed. They have also gone to the trouble of displaying information in different languages making it easy for tourists to understand the display. Excellent museum and definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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150 reviews
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“Great little Museum”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

This museum is a lovely little place. It offers written and visual information on the lives and experiences of bandits - anything from pictures to live size statues of bandits are there. Very cool and interesting. You probably won't find such a museum elsewhere. Go and enjoy!

Visited April 2012
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Sydney
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156 reviews
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“For Bandit Lovers, it's Paradise.”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Unless you are particularly fascinated by bandits and nostalgic for the romance of bandits, I wouldn't bother. This small museum is extremely detailed in written print. It is filled with old newspaper reports and articles about famous and historic bandits. You would have to be in the mood for reading, lots and lots, much of which is in Spanish. Therefore, you would have to be passionate about bandits to devote the focus and time required toi do the reading.

There are a few models reconstructing scenes of bandit history, but these are few and not enought to warrent the entry fee. The value in this museum is in the reading.

Visited February 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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154 reviews
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“Fun museum for bandits”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

If you travel with kids or grown ups who like watching Bandit movies then this is going to be fun. The effort invested in making this a real museum dedicated to the local legendary bandits is noticeable however, it's private run so don't expect impeccable displays or correct translations on description plates. Still good tongue in cheek fun if you have time.

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“A little gem.”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

This small musem is full of interesting information about the bandolero's (bandits). It is located through a small shop, costs next to nothing to enter and is probably the best museum in Ronda for its exhibits and the information in both Spanish and English. We found that at many other sites in Ronda little care had been taken to provide suitable information in the museums. We attended several where the entry fee was much greater with little or no decent explanations.

Visited November 2011
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