Have you heard about Ronda but you have not visited it yet? If that is the case, why don’t you add it to your list of places to visit while you are on holiday at Hotel Yaramar, your hotel in Fuengirola? If you do it you will surely enjoy the experience!
If you are one of those who needs a little push to explore new places these interesting facts about Ronda might make you want to go:
- Ronda is one of the most beautiful and famous towns in Andalusia. It is also a place famous for its high quality cuisine and delicious dishes.
- Its Puente Nuevo was built in the 18th century. Nowadays this is considered the symbol of this lovely town.
- Ronda is all about the bullfighting tradition. Its bullring is one of the oldest and most important in Spain.
- In 1994 in this bullring Queen of Pop Madonna shot her video “Take a Bow”. In it she appeared with Spanish bullfighter Emilio Muñoz.
- As we stated before Ronda is famous for its great cuisine, for this reason in 2010 when English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver visited Costa del Sol he went to Ronda to shoot the first episode of his program “Jamie Does”. In it Jamie could be seen in the bullring, having a laugh with master ham cutters from “La Casa del Jamón”, having tapas in local bars or buying “tortas de la virgen” baked by nuns in Iglesia de la Merced.
- Famous American writer Ernest Hemingway loved Ronda where he spent part of his life.
- Same as Hemingway famous American actor and director Orson Welles was also in love with the place, for this reason when he died his ashes were scattered there, in the estate of one of his best friends, bullfighting legend Antonio Ordoñez.
- “Curro Jimenez”, a very Popular Spanish TV show from the 70s, was shot in the Ronda Mountains.
If after reading this post about Ronda you feel like visiting, you might be interested in knowing that although Ronda seems quite distant from Fuengirola it is quite easy to get there by train. You only have to take the train in Los Boliches and get off in Malaga María Zambrano Station. Once there you can take a mid distance train to Ronda.
Have fun and make the most of one of the greatest gems in Andalucia!