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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before a couple of years ago and had to revisit to show my better half around as she hadn’t been to Ronda before . The entry fee is a little steep at 5 € , but they are planning to completely renovate the palace and they need the money , so I’m happy to help out . The gardens are not at their best in November ( it is autumn/ winter ) but the secret mine is well worth a challenge down the 200 or so steps to the river gorge below the bridge . The water is a lovely blue colour and there had been quite a bit of debris forced down there from the recent torrential rain , so it was a little messy in the valley ( there were workmen clearing it up and repairing the banks etc ) . Once you make you heart pumping climb back up , there is a great little cafe with fantastic coffee served to you by a very friendly young chap . You can enter the cafe for free if you walk down the hill past the entry to the palacio and go through the archway and down a few steps . The seating area is a sun trap and you get some great views over the gorge and valley .

Thank mikezhivago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and lovely place, if you are in good shaoe and phisical conditions go down to the river with the steps inside the caves.

Thank Mauro C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The climb down the 200+ steps could be considered challenging for those who are not fit or have mobility issues. The gardens are not well-maintained - it quite disappointing because it could be very beautiful. There are nice views once you get to the bottom of the cave, however, I would give this "attraction" a pass. It was ok but could be much better.

Thank AdeleLTang
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the garden is lovely - and small. I think the real reason to go here is to see the amazing staircase cut inside the cliffs to get access to the water from the hilltop. Apparently they could bring up water (via bucket brigade) up these ~300 steps inside the cliff when they were under siege. the views from the garden and from a couple of spots on the way down and at the bottom were enjoyable.
I just like places like this, as it amazes me the determination of people long ago to make living on the hill work. Not the first thing I would do in Ronda, but we had one full day (and one night), and I was happy to have made time for this.

Thank Wanderdogs
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I wouldn’t say this is amazing but it’s still pretty nice. Don’t expect too much of the view downstairs and enjoy the walk down the mine as well. It’s quite interesting how this was built and you can see the shapes that you also see in the other Arab buildings in Andalucia.
The river water is very clear and there were nice reflections but as you are in a corner the views are not amazing.
The gardens are small and nice.

Thank AnnaNLCH
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, Ronda is a beautiful place to visit, with many worthwhile attractions.
This, sadly is not one of them!!!
The gardens are pitiful. With a little care and attention, they could be a tranquil introduction to the challenging mine steps down to the river - instead the top part of the gardens are dirty, colourless and crumbling.The water features are all out of order, with still, foul, dirty water.
After that you go down 200+ steps (mostly wet and slippery) to a metal platform on the water at the bottom of the gorge. View from here is OK, but 100% not worth the effort.
When underwhelmed at the bottom of the stairs, you then realise that you have the joy of trudging back up 200+ steps to get out of this miserable place.
Save your €5 and have a drink and ice cream looking over the gorge from the cafe next door.
Overall rating - rubbish

1  Thank ssteven538
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

On to hanging garden and steps, €5. Garden tranquil and steps down to water
Not for the faint hearted, 237 steps approx

Thank Havefun830
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Very nice view and place to chill. But the service was terrible. Dirty glasses, when we politely asked to change drink with a clean glas we didnt receive it.

Thank katarina214
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The Casa is actually closed and gardens are the start of the walkway down through the ravine. The gardens are not worth it and are untended. There is far more colour elsewhere in the town as it is virtually nonexistent in his garden. The ravine is spectacular but you can see this from many other places

Thank thetravelleraaa
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Beautiful views. Don’t be put off by the negative reviews.
The highlight is the Moorish fortress and water mine, built in 14th Century to protect the cities access to water while under siege.

The fortress is a marvel of medieval Islamic engineering, and unique in all of Spain. The chambers were built using a complex latticework of stacked vaults that made it possible to defend the lowest chamber and the entrance from chambers higher up the fortress. It was also the point where Christian troops forced entry in 1485.

Yes there are a lot of steps down to the river (231), but the reflections in the water are worth it.

Unfortunately, the beautiful palace, fitted out for the Duchess of Parcent around 1910, is still closed

1  Thank Scotts62
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