Ronda Guided Tour from Seville

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If you’ve read about Andalusia, you probably know that Ronda is one of its most breathtaking cities. Why is it worth choosing it for your destination, and what can you expect from a guided day tour organized by MrShuttle? Keep reading!

Why is it worth visiting Ronda?

Ronda is a relatively small city with less than 40.000 inhabitants. It’s located approximately 700m above sea level and its new and old parts are separated by the El Tajo Gorge. Here, you can admire Hanging Houses (Casas Colgadas) and sip on delicious coffee while sitting on one of the terraces offering wonderful views. 

The city dates back to prehistoric times when Celtic and Phoenician settlements were established there. Interestingly, if you take the monumental Puente Nuevo (which is 98 m high and 66 m long) as a point of reference, it turns out that all appealing landmarks which are worth seeing are located maximally a kilometer from it.

The bridge was built in the XVIII century by José Martína de Aldehuela who wanted to connect the Moorish La Ciudad and the Christian El Mercadillo. The Puente Nuevo arch used to house a prison. During the Civil War in 1936, 5.000 people were thrown off the bridge. You can even read about this tragedy in Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls”.

Although the terrain isn’t even, Ronda can be easily explored also by those who aren’t particularly fit. Therefore, this full-day trip from Seville is ideal for everyone with comfy shoes.

What to see in Ronda?

The destination abounds in noteworthy tourist attractions such as:

El Mercadillo - the new town

This part developed significantly when the New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) was built. Almost all the buildings here date back to the XVII century and were created in a typically Spanish style.

The one kilometre long Carrera Espinel is the most important shopping street filled with restaurants, cafes and stores. At its end, you can discover Plaza de Toros - the local bullfighting area that was built in the XVIII century and is treasured by the residents.

Ronda is one of the most important cities in the history of the corrida - here, Francisco Romero first fought a bull on his own, without a horse. 

La Ciudad - the old town

This is the oldest part of Ronda that developed mainly in Arab times. Most of the buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, however, some of them are based on Arab foundations. The baths and the underground complex of La Mina are crucial monuments from that period. 

When walking down the streets of the old town, you’ll see lots of captivating white houses, quaint, narrow lanes and atmospheric facades. 

Plaza Duquesa de Parcent and City Hall (Ayuntamiento)

The church of Santa María la Mayor is located in the most popular square of the old town - Plaza Duquesa de Parcent. In Arab times, there was Medina, the most significant part of the city with mosques, markets and other public buildings.

Here, you can also admire the city hall renowned for its unique facade, columns and arches. It was built in 1734 and it originally housed military barracks. It’s a must-see destination for every history aficionado.

La Mina and Palacio del Rey Moro gardens

In the northeastern part of the old town, you can discover the underground complex of La Mina, initially used to transport water from the El Tajo Gorge and the breathtaking Palacio del Rey Moro which resembles a castle.

Local gardens are an ideal place to contemplate and pay tribute to nature.

Casa Don Bosco

It’s one of the most appealing attractions of Ronda. The mansion was built at the beginning of the XX century and amazes with its modernist style and decor.

Inside, you can admire three rooms with original furnishing and decoration. There is also a garden that faces the El Tajo Gorge. There, you can see a charming fountain and wonderful views of the surrounding hills.

The Arch of Philip V and the Old Bridge (Puente Viejo)

The Arch of Philip V is located in the place where the gate leading into the city used to be in the Arab times. Next to it, you can find Puente Viejo, an ideal observation point. It’s worth going there if you want to take unique pictures without too many tourists.

Arab Baths (Baños Árabes) and the Arab Bridge (Puente Árabe)

Discover well-preserved Arab baths near the old town of Ronda.

The complex was built in the 13th or 14th century and used to be the most important facility. The building was divided into three rooms with hot, warm and cold water. During the excursion, pay attention to the small star-shaped openings in the ceiling.

White villages of Andalusia

White villages of Andalusia, dating back to the Moorish times, are breathtaking and eye-catching destinations. Some of the most picturesque white buildings can be found along Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos and the Route of the White Villages.

When walking down the narrow streets, you’ll definitely feel the magical atmosphere. Admire charming buildings, get to know local residents and take beautiful photos.

Ronda day trip from Seville with MrShuttle

Wondering how to get to the breathtaking city of Ronda and explore its full potential? Benefit from comprehensive services offered by MrShuttle! 

With us, you won’t need to worry about troublesome public transport, expensive taxis or crowded buses. Just relax and let professionals handle the logistics.

Choose our 10 hour Ronda day trip available in English and Spanish to see picturesque white villages of Andalusia, experience local culture, taste delicious cuisine, admire spectacular views and enjoy your free time to explore!

Trip Itnerary

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    Pick up point

    Our professional driver with a local guide will pick you up from the indicated location (Calle Zaragoza 1, Seville).

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    Sightseeing the Ronda city

    Then, you'll be taken to one of the oldest Spanish cities that date back to prehistory. Once you arrive, you’ll have a few minutes to explore gardens in Alameda del Tajo and admire mesmerizing views. Next, we’ll go to Plaza de Toros de Ronda, the abovementioned bullfighting area. Check out the New Bridge which is a symbol of the connection between the old and new parts of the city of Ronda. Visit Tajo de Ronda that is more than 100 m deep. With our guide, you’ll see the famous San Juan Bosco House, the Arch of Philip V, the Old Bridge as well as the Church of Santa Maria in the heart of the city. When in Santa Maria, you’ll have an unprecedented opportunity to see Casita de la Torre and the Mudejar Tower that combine gothic, Christian, Arab and renaissance features. It’s one of the most outstanding religious buildings in Ronda.

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    Wine tasting

    Our full-day tour will finish in the Wine Museum of Ronda where you'll take part in a guided tour of the Sangre de Ronda Wineries and taste local wines while exploring 12 thematic halls.

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    Drop off

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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