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“Ronda Spain - Awesome place but HOT in July”
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Riverside, CA
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18 reviews
26 helpful votes
“Ronda Spain - Awesome place but HOT in July”
Reviewed August 8, 2010

We loved Ronda. We were trying to decide between a few locations, I was concerned about the drive but the road was NO PROBLEM on the A397 coming from Fuengirola are towards Mirabella. EASY. If you have ever driven in the San Bernardino Mts. in CA, this drive is easier.

It was in July and it was HOT HOT HOT but there was a lot of shady streets and park areas. The views were awesome, the charm of the town was beyond compare, by far the town with the most charm in all our visits. Just wandering around town, taking in the views, seeing the sites was incredible. We easily found parking (although I had a map of parking lots) and then easily found the visitor info center by the plaza where the bull ring is.

We wandered around on our own through the old village, the parks, Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo, We took a carraige ride as well. Visited the little museum on the main strip. We ate lunch at the restaurant that overlooks the gorge (slow service). We were very overheated but we loved it.

We are 40 somethings with our 6 year old and she loved wandering around, we took a ton of pictures. If you want to experience the charm of Spain Ronda is the place to do it.

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4 Thank sedrake
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mumbai
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151 reviews
89 helpful votes
“Oldest Bull ring in Ronda”
Reviewed June 28, 2010

Ronda city is located 2000 meters above sea level and the drive is most amazing. You see rocky mountains, dense forests and its a constand changing topography. Park at the central Plaza and walk to the Ronda Bull ring ...its a 10 minute walk.
The Bull Ringis amazing and the side boards actually have the marks where the bulls may have tried to gorge the Matador !!
Ronda town is small and with cobbled streets and small narrow lanes. Has a unique quality around it which draws you to stay more...enroute to Ronda is the leather factory which is worth a visit

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
213 helpful votes
“Don't forget you camera!”
Reviewed March 20, 2010

We drove from Calahonda via Marbella to this fabulous town in the mountains. The roads were quite slow with lots of twists and turns, but as the sun was shining for us, it was pleasant enough. Easily parked just outside the walled gateway and walked up and through the town, taking in the awsome sites! Fascinating history to this town which I suggest visitors will avail themselves of, but an excellent tourist information office helps as well! Don't forget your camera as there are so many great opportunities to snap away at the many interesting features of this town, but mainly the breathtaking gorge that divides the town and the views from the bridges above and below. The plaza del torres [bullring] is also worth a visit an there lots to see.
Plenty of nice shops and good eating places but don't forget siesta times when the shops close! A great place to spend a whole day.

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Agadir, Morocco
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13 reviews
9 helpful votes
“walk back in time”
Reviewed February 10, 2010

Only a bus ride from Marbella or Fuengiola; a visit to Ronda is an experience not to miss! It was recommended by the receptionist at my accommodation and I'll always be grateful to her! Even the bus journey; although taking 90 minutes from Fuengiorla, provided spectacular views over Marbella and winding up hill it soon became evident that something special was at the end of the journey. It's like walking back in time, virtually unspoilt by the 20th century, Ronda provides excellent examples of Islamic art and history as well as Christian art and history. There is too much to see so plan your visit depending on your timescale; the buses aren't that regular. Views that take your breath away and inspire. The bullring is an example of the early Spanish sport and the churches provide sanctuary on a hot day!

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Ronda
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Ronda was awesome”
Reviewed January 7, 2010

This was a fascinating place to see the homes built on a plateau and where the first bull fight took place. Lots of intersting little shops and there was a Bandit Museum that is worth investigating. It's worth a trip. After that, take a ride to another small town, Gaucin.

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