Ronda and White Villages excursion from Seville
On this day excursion to Ronda and the white villages, discover some of the most interesting places in all of Andalucia, where the beauty of the landscape is combined with the history of its monuments.
After the visit to Zahara de la Sierra, we will arrive in Ronda to visit its old city centre, the primary reason for our excursion.
We will begin our tour through Ronda by arriving at the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), where we will enjoy some spectacular views of the Ronda Mountains.
Our next stop will be in the stately home of San Juan Bosco, founder of the Salesiana Congregation, from whose lookout we can contemplate the city’s most emblematic monument, the New Bridge. Built at the end of the 18th century, the impressive bridge unites the city’s old and new districts, and hangs 100 metres over the Guadalevin River.
We will then walk through the narrow and white streets, heading toward the Church of Saint Mary of Immaculate Conception. In this church, which was built over an old mosque, mixes Renaissance, late Gothic and pilaster styles. Built between the 16th an 18th century, the church’s interior features numerous paintings, its old, tall altar (in a Baroque style with gold leaf), and the fresco of Saint Christopher, patron of the city.
At 13:00, it will be time to sample some of Ronda’s typical wines in the wine museum. In addition, we will learn some curious facts about these wines and about the elaboration processes dating back to Roman times.
With the taste of a good wine, we will head toward a lookout in order to view the Old Bridge, built by the Arabs in the 11th century.
We will finish the guided tour of Ronda by visiting its bullring, the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, the oldest in Spain (1785) and one of the most beautiful in existence. Walk through its arena and get to know some of the most important aspects of this art via a tour through its bullfighting museum.
This will be the final part of our guided tour, but you will have about one hour to walk, eat and shop in the city before returning to the bus.
Around 16:00, we will begin our return journey to Seville, where we will arrive around 18:00, with the hope that you have enjoyed a marvellous day trip in Ronda.