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Things to do in Ronda, Spain, our must-sees

Last update : 19 April 2024
A must-see on any trip to Andalusia, the white village of Ronda in Spain is not to be missed!

Are you planning to visit Ronda in Spain on your trip to Andalusia and looking for must-sees? You’ve come to the right travel blog. In this article, we bring you a list of our must-sees, as well as our best places to eat and sleep in Ronda. Ronda is one of Spain’s oldest towns and the third most visited city in Andalusia. Trust us, you’ll soon understand why. We hope you find our tips and advice useful to help you plan your trip and find out what to do in Ronda. Let’s hit the road!

Visiting Ronda, what to do? Must-sees

1. Plaza Duquesa de Parcent

We suggest you start your visit with a beautiful square, the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent. The square is very pretty and the view of the church of Santa María la Mayor is breathtaking! We recommend starting your visit to Ronda here, as you’ll also find a large car park (not indicated, so a little more confidential). If you’re coming to Ronda by car, we advise you to go there to try and get a parking space. The well-placed parking lot made our discovery of this beautiful white Andalusian village much easier.

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2. Puente Nuevo or New Bridge of Ronda

We suggest you continue your visit to Ronda’s most famous landmark, the Puente Nuevo. The bridge is the town’s emblem, and it’s easy to see why. It links the old part of Ronda with the more modern part. At over 100 metres high, the bridge is quite impressive. To make the most of it, we’ve listed the best viewpoints below. 

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Mirador Puente Nuevo Viewpoint

The Mirador Puente Nuevo Viewpoint, in our opinion, is the best vantage point from which to admire the bridge. To do so, you’ll have to go all the way down to the bottom of the city. We advise you to get there by car, as it’s quite a way down. Once you’re at the bottom, you’ll have to climb a little to get to the viewpoint. We recommend getting there at sunset, as the light is magnificent! There’s also a pedestrian access from the top of town, but it was under construction when we came. 

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Mirador de Aldehuela and Mirador De Cuenca

Located just beside the bridge, the Mirador de Aldehuela offers a magnificent view of the Ronda bridge. The nearby Mirador de Cuenca also offers a fine viewpoint, undoubtedly one of the finest in the city. We recommend going there at sunrise!

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Mirador de Aves

De l’autre côté du pont, the Mirador de Aves also offers magnificent views of the town’s white houses. It’s one of our favorite vantage points from which to admire the Ronda bridge from above. Not to be missed!

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3. Downtown Ronda

Once past the bridge and the Plaza España, you’ll enter the newer part of town. Nearby, you’ll find Spain’s oldest bullring. Not being fans of bullfighting at all, we passed on by. For the best way to stroll through Ronda town center, we recommend you take the main thoroughfare, Calle Espinel. The street is bustling with life, with its many stores and restaurants. Once you’ve finished strolling through the town center, we recommend heading for the Cuenca Gardens.

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4. Cuenca gardens and Ronda’s Old Bridge

The stroll through the Cuenca gardens is very pleasant, and if it’s hot during your visit the shade of the trees will no doubt be very pleasant. Entrance is free, and the garden boasts numerous terraces with beautiful views over the city. This is where you’ll find the Mirador de Cuenca. If you like taking photos, this is the place to be! Then continue your visit at old bridge of Ronda and to the Arabic baths in Ronda. Count €4.50 per person to visit the baths.

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5. Mondragón Palace

The palace was closed at the time of our visit, so we didn’t have the chance to visit it. However, several of you recommended it to us, so don’t hesitate to take a tour if you’re interested. Admission costs €3.50 per person, and is free on Mondays between 4 and 5.30pm. Apparently the palace tour is very nice and offers great views of Ronda from its garden.

6. The white village of Setenil de las Bodegas

Located just a 20-minute drive from Ronda, don’t miss Setenil de las Bodegas. This troglodyte village is one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia. If you’d like to visit the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia, we recommend our dedicated article.

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Visit Ronda, where to eat?

  • O Melhor Croissant da Minha Rua: if you like croissants and have a sweet tooth, go to this address with your eyes closed. You’ll find great sweet and savoury croissants here. Ideal for eating on the go. As for us, we had a ball!
  • Arrabal Restaurante: big crush on this restaurant in Ronda. The food is excellent and the view from the terrace on deck nine is just magical! Don’t forget to make a reservation to make sure you get a seat. On the other hand, prices are pretty steep for Spain, but well worth it for a good dinner. 
  • Restaurante Albacara: much the same as Restaurant Arrabal (the restaurants being side by side). The food is very good and the view of deck nine is incredible.
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Visit Ronda, where to sleep? 

Our selection of the best hotels in Ronda

If you’re looking for a hotel in Ronda, we suggest you take a look at our selection of the city’s finest addresses. You should easily find what you’re looking for!

Visiting Ronda, how to organize your trip properly

Practical information for visiting Ronda

As the third most visited town in Andalusia, Ronda is quickly overrun by tourists. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend you either do as we did and come out of season, or come as early as possible. Don’t hesitate to visit us at parking in the plaza Duquesa de Parcent to stand a chance of finding a space more quickly. As you can see, coming early to Ronda means being able to park quickly and enjoy 100% of the city’s emblematic sites. For our part, we decided to spend a night here to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises before heading back to Setenil de las Bodegas.

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How to organize a road trip in Andalusia

If you’d like some help organizing your trip to Andalusia, we share the full itinerary of our trip in our dedicated article. You’ll have the opportunity to discover magnificent cities such as Seville, Granada, Cordoba, or the route of the white villages of Andalusia. You can find our full itinerary on our dedicated article.

How to find the best hotels to visit Ronda

In order to find the best hotels and benefit from the best conditions (security, cancellation…) we go almost exclusively through for our trips. We recommend that you take a look at the available hotels before you leave. You can filter them according to their ratings. There are plenty of recent customer reviews, so there are no unpleasant surprises when you’re traveling!

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Thank you for reading

We hope the tips and good addresses on our travel blog will help you visit Ronda in Spain!

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Clem & Alex

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