Day Trip to Ronda
Activity: Ronda. How to Get There: See below. Cost: Parking cost about €4 and we were there for about 3 hours. Hours: Amazing all the time, but the city really clears out in the evenings!
When I asked for recommendations on fun things to do in Spain, Ronda always made the top of the list! It’s a mountaintop hillside town with bridges built right into the cliffs! It’s remote, so access can get a little complicated, but once you get there I think you’ll agree it was worth all the hassle.
If you’re coming from Malaga or Granada, Ronda is on your way. It might be a good idea to stay overnight so you can complete some of the hikes! We visited Ronda for only 2-3 hours and it was enough to soak in the magic of the city, but we would love to return and explore it more one day.
There are two main ways to get to Ronda from Seville without taking a guided tour. The first is by bus. The bus journey takes approximately 2.5 hours and leaves from Prado San Sebastian Bus Station in Seville. The second way (and the way we chose) is by car. Take A376, then A382 for a bit, and then get back on the A376. There are tons of signs directing your way so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. The drive was absolutely gorgeous with tons of olive trees!
You can rent a car for just a day at the Santa Justa train station. We always rent them through our credit card points so we never have to pay! If you do decide to take a car, there’s cheap parking just as you enter the city. Make sure you have cash on hand to pay the attendant. After we left the car, we began at Park Alameda del Tajo so that our kid could stretch his legs after two hours in the car. They had a great little playground and sweeping views of the cliff.
We then continued south, past the oldest bullring in the world and a delicious to-go sandwich shop called El Cafeteria. We then made it to our reason for visiting Ronda, the old bridges! We admired all the hills below and plotted to return one day to hike them all.