We usually stay away from touristic places – because of my ASD, I don’t like to be surrounded by masses of people – but not visiting an interesting and picturesque town such as Ronda is a sin. Besides, in a weekend you can easily see all of its attractions.

Don’t do like we did: we were there in the beginning of October and assumed there would be not so many tourists around. With this assumption in mind, we decided not to book anything in advance. Thus, we ended up in a beautiful but expensive 4-star hotel (a whopping €170 a night!). But Hotel Catalonia Ronda was worth it!

Nice hotel room, huh?

The best feature of the hotel is its location: it’s located opposite the Plaza de toros (bullring). From the bar on the hotel roof, you have a magnificent view of it. Watching that and the sunset while sipping a cocktail was pretty amazing.

As you can see from the pictures, the Viking takes enjoying life very serious.

Another pretty amazing experience was dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Fish and seafood for our starters, meat for our main dish. As you can see, Lars is still seriously enjoying life.

The day afterwards, we started with a visit to the Plaza del Toros. It contains a museum dedicated to the history of bullfighting.

The most popular sight in Ronda is the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) which spans the El Tajo gorge (more than 100 meters deep), connecting the New Town with the Old Town. We had a drink right next to the bridge.

I had to battle a serious case of vertigo, the Viking seemed to be more at ease. Other noteworthy sights are the Moorish Palace (9 Calle Cuesta de Santo Domingo) and the Arabic Baths (11 Calle Molino de Alarcón).

What about you? Have you ever been to Ronda? What were your impressions? If not, do you want to visit it?

5 Comments

  1. The Spanish bull, and a bit of the high life, Ingrid! 🙂 🙂 Too much food for me but the scenery is spectacular. Another place still on the list.

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