20 Interesting Ronda Facts

Facts About Ronda:

  1. Ronda’s most famous son, Pedro Romero, changed the face of bullfighting.

  2. Ronda is situated in a mountainous area about 750 m (2,460 ft) above mean sea level.

  3. Ronda is twinned with: Cuenca, Spain; Chefchaouen, Morocco; Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy & Ontinyent, Spain.

  4. Ronda was used as the setting for the flower market in the 2017 animated movie Ferdinand.

  5. Ronda is a village in the Spanish province of Málaga.

  6. The population of Ronda is about 35,000 inhabitants.

  7. The mountains around Ronda were a popular hideout for bandits in the 19th century

  8. American artists Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda’s old-town quarter called La Ciudad. Their collective accounts have contributed to Ronda’s popularity over time.

  9. English painter David Bomberg lived and worked in Ronda in the 1950s, producing some of the finest landscapes of Spain.

  10. The Ronda train station was opened in 1892.

  11. 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.

  12. The first people to settle here were the Celtics. 

  13. The Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-meter-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda.

  14. Ronda is accessible via highways (Autovía A-374) and by rail from Algeciras and from Córdoba. A direct train from Madrid to Ronda operates twice daily.

  15. Popular 70s Spanish TV Show “Curro Jimenez”, was filmed in the Ronda Mountains.

  16. The town occupies the site of an ancient Iberian settlement and was known in Roman times as Acinipo.

  17. In 1994, Queen of Pop Madonna shot her music video “Take a Bow” in the Ronda Bullring. 

  18. Ronda is surrounded by national parks; one of them, Los Alcornocales Natural Park, is one of Spain’s most important cork-oak forests.

  19. Ronda is home to Spain’s oldest Bullring, s stone Neoclassic structure. It’s now a museum. 

  20. The town is situated on two hills divided by a deep ravine containing the Grande River, which is an affluent of the Guadiaro River.

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