Ronda - Fascinating Facts

The spectacular setting of Ronda situated  on top a of deep gorge spanned by a magnificent stone bridge © Michelle Chaplow
The spectacular setting of Ronda situated on top a of gorge spanned by a magnificent stone bridge.

Best-known for its spectacular setting atop a deep gorge spanned by a stone bridge, Ronda has a rich cultural and literary tradition, and is the home of modern bullfighting. Every September, the town plays host to one of Andalucia's most charming festivals, the Feria Goyesca which brings together art, horsemanship and la corrida with exquisite historic costumes and colourful processions in this atmospheric mountain town.

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  • Fact 1 - Ronda's most famous son, Pedro Romero, changed the face of bullfighting
  • Fact 2 - English painter David Bomberg lived and worked in Ronda in the 1950s, producing some of the finest landscapes of Spain
  • Fact 3 - Five thousand-year-old cave paintings near Ronda are an unusual and fascinating experience
  • Fact 4 - Ernest Hemingway loved bullfighting, and he loved Ronda - so much so that he used it as a setting for his novels
  • Fact 5 - The mountains around Ronda were a popular hide-out for bandits in the 19th century