Sonido Internacional presents their new album “El Amor Vencera “

Sonido Internacional presents their new album “El Amor Vencera “

  Sonido Internacional presents a new album “El Amor Vencera”  Cultural activities in Ronda Malaga based artist Manu Sonido has Argentinian roots and we know him already since the late ninetees through his band of mestizaje called Los Perdidos. A good choice of cultural activities in Ronda. He came at that time to perform several times to the recording studio and concert hall of Enfrente Arte and to the Musicas and Crepusculos festival. His new band Sonido Internacional is coming down to present their third album with a special dedication to Mexican music with influences of  rancheras and mariachi sounds. He will mix up his songs with his long time passion for ska and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful hotel in Malaga , Ronda

“A beautiful, friendly & quirky hotel” This hotel was recommended to us and I’m so glad it was. It is not far from the town on Ronda, it has beautiful views, fantastic rooms, an interior design that you just can’t describe and to top it all the staff made it feel like home. Breakfast was a complete wonder – all freshly made cold plates plus a Chef’s demo plate for eggs & pancakes. A help yourself bar for drinks, coffee, tea, etc. A plunge pool which we had access to via our room and a terrace overlooking the beautiful plains of Ronda. We will definitely be going back before the […]

Jim and Carol Ellis European Trip Blog

Jim and Carol Ellis European Trip Blog

  Driving to Ronda, Spain (White Hill Town) Time to say farewell to Sevilla, we have our typical egg breakfast at El Atun and leave Hotel Maestranza for the train station at noon. We find the Europcar office there and pick up our rental car. Ours is a small, two door bright blue Chevy. Via maps and GPS we drive a couple hours to Ronda in the White Hill Towns region of Spain. Surprisingly no other driver honks at me as I grind gears through the city and down the highways. It’s been a dozen years since driving a manual shift, but it comes back somewhat quickly. (Ironically after our european trip, […]

Don Quixote in Ronda

Don Quixote in Ronda

 Don Quixote in Ronda Don quixote IN RONDA. In 1999, director PETER YATES, cast and crew came to Hotel EnFrente Arte in Ronda (Andalusia) for the shooting of the TV-serie DON QUIXOTE (Don Quijote), after MIGUEL DE CERVANTES’ novel DON QUIJOTE, written in 1605 and probably Spain’s most important literatural highlight. It is also one of the world’s most translated novels. The amazing cast of this production, Bob Hoskins, John Litgow, Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams and many other, stayed in our hotel and guaranteed legendary parties in the hotel in the nighttime after long days shooting in the beautiful Ronda decor. The city of Ronda is constantly present in the serie […]