The House of the Moorish King Ronda

The House of the Moorish King Ronda

The House of the Moorish king Ronda The House of the Moorish King Ronda : calle Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 9 More info   Just a few steps away from our hotel in Ronda one encounters this place of interest in Ronda ; it’s name is not really accurate because it was build in the 18th century when The Moors were longtime gone. It is the style of the palace that has  given its name but there is something trully Moorish which are the water mines from the 14th century completely carved into the rocks reaching the bottom of the gorge being able to touch the water of the river. The origin of the […]

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. […]

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 […]

THE PILETA CAVE

THE PILETA CAVE

THE PILETA CAVE Prehistoric cave in the Serrania de Ronda The Pileta Cave Address:  29370 Benaoján, Málaga More info Tel.:+34 952167343 The Pileta Cave is situated at the northern part of the Sierra of Líbar and the Las Mestas mountain massif. The cave was discovered in 1905 by the local Shepherd Don José Bullón Lobato but it was the English Colonel Mr. Vernet who in 1911, after some publications about the caves in the British press, gave the caves its fame. In 1912 the experts Breuil and Obermaier studied the caves and confirmed its huge historical importance. In 1924 it became a Spanish national monument. The imposing frescos in the Pileta Caves […]

Acinipo Ruins

Acinipo Ruins

Acinipo Ruins Acinipo Ruins Address: MA-449, s/n, 29400 Ronda, Málaga More info   From Setenil we follow our road to El Gastor, the Balcony of Andalusia, and we’ll see a sign to Acinipo. Acinipo or Land of Wine is also known as Ronda La Vieja. The site of Acinipo Ruins was already occupied before Roman expansion in Spain, being situated as it is on a high point above a large flat plateau. It was a Phoenician colony in the pre-Roman period. The site was important not only for its strategic location, but also as a junction. High up in the mountains, from Acinipo Ruins roads and passes lead down to the […]