Ronda

Ronda Shopping Guide for Interesting Gifts

 

Ronda´s main pedestrian shopping street frequented by locals as well as tourists is called Carrera Espinel. But it is known as Calle la Bola. The reason, so ´tis said, is that a snowball  was started at the top and, as it rolled down the gentle slope, got bigger and bigger till it was enormous and dropped into the gorge at the bottom.

Ronda, City of Dreams

As Rilke famously commented in 1912, Ronda is a city of dreams:

“He buscado por todas partes la ciudad soñada, y al fin la he encontrado en Ronda…..No hay nada más inesperado en España que esta ciudad salvaje y montañera”.

 Three unique Ronda events

The world-famous Goyesca, the iconic bullfight,  takes place this year on Saturday, 10th September and, if you happen to be in Ronda, it’s a visual feast. I don’t mean the corridaitself but the hoohah surrounding it.

Mediterranean Culture of Bulls

 

Love it or loath it, there is no escaping the prevalence of bull worship around the Mediterranean. There is a clear thread from the Minotaur imprisoned in the labyrinth on the island of Crete to the plaza de toros of Ronda.

Flamenco Guitar in Ronda

 

Concert of Spanish Guitar. There are two excellent places in Ronda to experience live classical flamenco music.

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a day in Ronda is a must

Ronda is a city of dreams as Rilke famously commented in 1912: “He buscado por todas partes la ciudad soñada, y al fin la he encontrado en Ronda…..

Hammam in Ronda

 

Visit a hammam in Ronda and treat yourself to a massage!

The Arabs who inhabited Andalucia for 700 years were keen on washing. Not so their Christian conquerors! When they swept through the land and conquered it in 1492, the magnificent baths fell into disuse, abandoned and forgotten.

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