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La Casa del Ray Moro, the Water Mine and Garden
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a walk down the cliff by way of the reconstructed city wall.
Plaza de Toros (Bullring)
The new gate and the "Palacio del Marques de Salvatierra"
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Ronda sits on a plateau of a large rock outcropping.

Because of the cliffs, Ronda was one of the last Moorish cities to fall during the Reconquest of Spain by the Catholic monarchs.

Today, the old central city of Ronda is a prime tourist destination that combines historic and picturesque views with an active shopping experience. You can easily explore its central sights on foot, however, taking the foot trails up and down the cliffs requires good knees and hips.

buidings of Ronda as seen from low on the cliff
Looking up Ronda's cliff face where the old city center sits.
Located just north of Marbella, Ronda can be visited as a day trip from the Costa del Sol but you might want to spend a few days in the area to explore the White Villages (Pueblo Blanco) and wine yards of the region.

Photo above- the entrance to the Garrison (located at the bottom of the Water Mine).
In pre-modern times, this Garrison located at the bottom of the cliff, protected the city water supply.

In 1485 the Crusaders looked up the cliffs to Ronda and decided not to attack the city but instead cut off the water supply.  Once the garrison protecting the water was taken, the city fell in 7 days.

Learn more about the Water Mine by going to La Casa del Ray Moro

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review of the hotel Gabriel in Ronda
Ronda Hotel
Our review of Hotel Gabriel
Some of Ronda's Sights:

La Casa del Rey Moro, entrance to the Water Mine and the Forestier's Gardens.
La Casa del Moro is also known as the Moorish King's house. The house serves as the visitor entrance to the Water Mine and the impressive garden but do not expect to receive a tour of the house.

More info and photos of the Water Mine and Gardens.

The New Bridge
The Puente Nuevo is over 200 years old.
Ronda - city wall
A walk down the cliff by way of the reconstructed city wall.

Palacio de Mondragón
The Palace is both an historic treasure and a museum

The new gate and the "Palacio del Marques de Salvatierra"

The Restored Arab Baths
Considered one of the best preserved Arab Baths in Europe.

Plaza de Toros
The famous bullring of Ronda
La Casa del Ray Moro, the Water Mine and Garden




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This page last updated November 2008

Information on this page comes from my March 1999 and October 2006 visit to Spain