La Ciudad, Ronda

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Lose yourself in the labyrinth of the narrow cobble-stone alleys of La Ciudad, steeped in history and lined with colorful souvenir shops and quaint tapas bars. Perched on a hill overlooking a deep gorge, this old quarter was built by Arab Moors as a typical medina with most streets designed for pedestrian use only. Walk the steep footpaths, soaking in the echoes of Roman, Moorish, and Spanish presence in this charming ancient city. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Ronda holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Ciudad and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • this is a magical city, a turn to time with beautiful buildings and a location atop a crash. it's a lot worth spending a night
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  • It is the Puente Nuevo that serves as the main link between the new city (El Mercadillo) and the old one (La Ciudad). The latter preserves a medieval (Moorish) plant with narrow and winding streets, on which old buildings overlook. Among them: 1. Casa del Rey Moro: located in the Calle Santo Domingo Savio; 18th-century mudéjar-style building with beautiful gardens from the early 20th century; 2. Museo Casa Palacio Lara: located in Calle Aminan; an 18th-century building that houses antiques and, in particular, those related to the Holy Inquisition and witchcraft; 3. Casa de Don Bosco: located in the Calle Tenorio; "It is a modernist building of the early twentieth century; it has a beautiful garden, from which you can enjoy the best view of puente Nuevo; 4. Centro de Interpretacion del Vino: located in the Calle Gonzalez Campos; the wine museum is in a very old house, where you can taste and buy various types of wine; 5. Alminar de San Sebastia: located in the Plaza Abul Beka; the beautiful minaret is the only remit of a 14th-century mosque; 6. Bandolero Museum: located in Calle Arminan; it is named after an outlaw who wore his handkerchief over his head; in the house of the late 19th century are collected various documents on the social phenomenon of brigandage between the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century; 7. Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor: located in the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent; built in the Gothic-Renaissance-Baroque style between the second half of the 15th and the end of the 17th century; 8. Palacio de Mondragon: located in the plaza of the same name; the best example of Ronda's mudéjar civil architecture of the early 14th century; the interior, embellished with beautiful patios, houses the "Museum de Ronda", a small collection on the history of the city.
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