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“The museum tells a story of forgotten times”

Museo del Bandolero
Ranked #28 of 88 things to do in Ronda
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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 Exhibition of paintings of that time as well as several historical documents, like birth and death certificates, edicts, royal laws, etc.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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Did read about the museum, somewhere... I think, so when we got the combination ticket in Ronda, I thought: why not, let's add this museum to our list.

Fascinating! Read the information on the panels at the entrance of the museum, otherwise you will probably think it's just a small meaningless museum with a few pictures... but when you read the signs you will be taken back into time and share the fascinbating history of this area, the facts and the fantasy, the story of the individuals combined leaves you with a good idea of 'intersting times' in which the best thing to do wasn't always the good thing to do... The stories of these figures spoke to the imagination, not only with me, but to a lot of writers and movie makers as well!

There is a library and if you want you can do research on the bandoleros right here.

1  Thank seolram
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We saw this Museum while walking around Rondo. It looked like a total tourist trap, but we thought we'd give it a go.
It was fascinating, it really was. It has the personal stories and histories of bandoleros. A lot of the information is in densely written stories as one walks in. If you take the time to read all the screeds of information, fascinating life stories and social histories unfold. It it well worth slowing down and reading all this stuff, or just pick the biographies of three or four bandoleros. The amazing characters and lives - movies should be made - oh they have??? As one walks through the museum, the displays become more pictorial and less information dense which is a good relief from the initial big information download. This is an incredible collection of information - stories, photos, costumes etc. There is even a cheesy bandolero figure out the front where you can stick you head through and get a photo of yourself in bandolero drag. We just loved it and felt like it provided another dimension to our understanding of the history of Spain. Unusual, good, well done and well worth a visit.

2  Thank Janev_Australia
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The only "Bandolero" (bandit) museum I'have never visit! They where the robbers of the XXe century.
considered by the people like Zorro or Robinwood,
their history is very romantic.
You will find all their history in this curious and
nice little museum, with many paintings of this period.

2  Thank TINACAL
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

If you want to feel robbed from a real bandolero, then go here. Museum not worth the money, a few nice pictures and historical facts, but if you are on a budget trip, just skip it and go read about them on wikipedia. 3 rooms with very limited material, felt really bandolero-style rob there.
PS: they sell their own business cards for 0,80€! :-)

1  Thank frankyhinrg83
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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.

5  Thank IslandloverMelbourne
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