Ronda (1 hour 20 min)

Ronda is the most famous of the “white villages”. It is especially known for its dramatic location situated on a high plateau that is divided in two by a deep ravine. The ravine separates the older Moorish district called La Ciudad from the younger district of El Mercadillo. Ronda has many small quaint streets where you can find tapas bars, restaurants, shops selling pottery, leather, wine and souvenirs etc.

Americans Clean Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda. Their frequent visits have also contributed to Ronda becoming a popular tourist destination. The famous German poet Rainer Maria Rilke also lived in Ronda repeatedly over long periods of time. He always stayed at the Hotel Reina Victoria, which was built in 1906. The room he used is in the same state that he left it in, a mini-museum of Rilkeana.

Plaza de Toros, the famous bull ring was built in 1784. A visit to the bull ring and museum has an entrance fee.