Museum Joaquin Peinado

Museum Joaquin Peinado

Museum Joaquin Peinado Museum Joaquin Peinado Address: Plaza del Gigante, 29400 Ronda. More info   Joaquin Peinado, painter and Ronda born in 1898 holds his own museum situated in the heart of the old town of Ronda within a restored Arab monument called the Moctezuma Palace. Already at a young age, Peinado´s talent was remarked which led him to travel to the tremendous avant garde and art scene of Paris in the twenties where he soon settled. He became friends with Picasso and Frederico Garcia Lorca undoublty influencing his work.His artistic skills lead him towards an imnportant position into the Escuela de Paris as well as a nomination from UNESCO as a delegate […]

Mondragón Palace & Ronda Museum

Mondragón Palace & Ronda Museum

Mondragón Palace & Ronda Museum Mondragón Palace & Ronda Museum address: Plaza Mondragón, s/n, 29400 Ronda  More info   The Mondragon Palace, also known as the Ronda museum is again a mixture of architectural backgrounds, founded by the Moorish and later converted by Rennaissance and gothic influences; equally as Ronda´s famous cathedral which is just a few steps away.It is this style clash that makes it worthwhile a visit such as the typical Spanish patio with supreme carved wooden ceiling that leads you through a magnificient arab archery gate into the Alhambra like gardens with fountains. The buiding rests on the outskirts of the Ronda cliffs looking out on the fantastic countryside. Several times […]

The Arab Baths in Ronda

The Arab Baths in Ronda

The Arab baths The Arab baths address: Calle Molino de Alarcón, 11 –  More info Our hotel is a just a minute walk from the famous Arab Baths, dating from the 12th century and considered as the best conserved in Spain and one of the most important places of interest in Ronda.   You can go both ways to reach them; first take a right from the hotel and again the first right which leads you through a walk underneath the Ronda rocks and you will soon cross the Arab bridge which gives almost directb access to the entrance. The baths  were constructed just at the entrance of the old Medina of Ronda at the gate of the city walls. […]

Arty, creative & funky hotel

Hope to be back again. This arty, creative & funky hotel is full of surprises with quirkly ‘art’ pieces galore using recycled materials as eg furniture & lamps. Bonus is the lovingly prepared & very delicious food served by warm & friendly staff eg chef Pablo. And such a quiet & wonderful terrace with fabulous views. Hope to be back again. Soon!    

Centre Pompidou Malaga, just one hour from Ronda

Centre Pompidou Malaga, just one hour from Ronda

The Centre Pompidou in Málaga Spain is the only one  and hosts exhibits from the “mothership” in Paris. Located at the vibrant Muelle Uno in between great bars and restaurants the recently opened Centre Pompidou offers top-quality work in a well-curated show that is accessible yet pleasantly challenging. Very good audio guide included in admission, with English and French options. Displays have well-prepared English and Spanish descriptions.Creativity runs wild in this museum. It offers and   opportunity to see works by well known modern artists with highlights include fine pieces by de Chirico, Calder, Magritte, Giacometti, Chagall and Man Ray. In Conclusion Málaga has proven the last two years it was an excellent choice for […]

The bullring of Ronda

The bullring of Ronda

 The bullring of Ronda The bullring of Ronda Address: Calle Virgen de la Paz, 15, 29400 Ronda More info   No doubt that the Ronda bullring (Plaza de Toros) , together with the Puente Nuevo or New Bridge, is the most important building of the city and a visit is an absolute must-do. It is like a sanctuary of contemporarty bullfight and on top of that the construction is the oldest conserved arena. Strinking feature is the ring’s entrance with its neoclassical aspect and some baroque details, added at the beginning of the twentieth century. The main gate has semicircular arches, complemented by Tuscan columns carrying a tympanum with the coat of arms of the […]

Sleeping in the Madonna room

Sleeping in the Madonna room

 Sleeping in the Madonna room Ex-Manager dEUS Runs B&B Now in Spain A Bed&Breakfast with a high level of Rock ‘n-Roll and sleeping in the Madonna room?  To find that you will have to go to Enfrente Arte in Ronda, (Malaga – Spain), the hotel of Filip Eyckmans, ex-manager of dEUS, presented tonight in “Vlaanderen Vakantieland” (belgian traveller’s TV-show).  You’ll sleep in the bed where Tim Van Haemel, Buscemi, Tom Barman and Madonna have been turning in.                       Cathérine De Kock.   Twenty years ago Filip Eyckmans, from Antwerp, started a guesthouse in Ronda, a spanish little town in the South. […]