Ronda’s location in the centre of Malaga province means that you will never be far from new adventures in different parts of Andalusia. Choose from a wide range of quiet white villages and lively cities and find your perfect day trips from Ronda. There’s something for everyone!
The city of Málaga is one of the perfect day trips from Ronda for art lovers; here you will find a myriad of new art galleries, including the Picasso museum and the CAC (Centre of Contemporary Art) and the Pompidou centre. If you’re interested in history, I recommend a visit to the famous Alcazaba, or, if you prefer the beach, The Malagueta is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Take a walk along the port during the evening and enjoy the calm atmosphere while taking in the views of the city at dusk. My favourite part of Malaga is the old town where you can find the cathedral and picturesque streets with lots of shops. Plaza de la Concepción is the best place to have a coffee and people watch. It can be easy to overlook this city when you only visit it for the airport, but Malaga is a unique city and I recommend spending at least a few days there. Only 2 hours from Ronda by car and train, you can easily enjoy a day trip or even a weekend there.
Are you a Spanish history enthusiast? If so, Córdoba is the day trip for you. Experience the intoxicating mix of cultures at the wonderful Mezquita and Alacazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Afterwards, why not visit the old town where the Moorish charm continues to be felt. Finish by exploring the quiet and pleasant backstreets of the Jewish Quarter, where you will find the famous courtyards decorated with a variety of colourful flowers. Complete your adventure in Cordoba with a trip to the Roman Bridge, one of the most popular places in the city to capture iconic photographs.
Full of history and influenced by everyone from Christians to Muslims, this cocktail of cultures is one of many reasons to take a day trip to Granada. Home to the world-famous Alhambra and the beauty of the Carmen de los Martires gardens, no one can deny that Granada’s most prominent attractions is this stunning palace and fortress complex. However, don’t forget to go to the Albaicin neighbourhood, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Alhambra and surrounding landscape at the Mirador de San Nicolas. In addition to this, don’t miss Plaza Nueva, the oldest square in the city.
Previously overlooked by tourists, Antequera has slowly become more popular for day trips from Ronda. One of its most famous attractions is the Dolmens site.
if you love nature and fancy venturing out a little more, head to Lobo park, known for its wolves, or alternatively, the Torcal de de Antequera natural park. If you’re a fan of architecture, there is a large selection of churches in this city, as well as an alcazaba and the Arco de Los Gigantes.
One of the lesser known cities in Andalusia for day trips, Almeria still needs some time before it reaches the likes of Seville and Granada. There is still plenty to see and do, including a cathedral and alcazaba, the historic centre and plenty of places to shop until you drop. There is also a handful of museums, not to mention, the unique Cabo de Gata-Nijar park; visitors can enjoy some of the most untouched beaches and coasts in Andalusia.