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Casas Ronda Rural Houses Association casasronda@hotmail.com Avda. de Andalucía, nº 2, 29400 RONDA (MÁLAGA) Association inscribed in the Registry of Tourism of Andalusia Expedient Nº: AS/MA/00018
Casas Ronda
Rural houses Association
History of Ronda Situated in the far north west of the province of Málaga, Ronda sits on an outcrop of rock in a basin surrounded by mountain ranges, the height and length of which make access to the town difficult. This fact, together with the climate, hydrology and geology of the area, has left an indelible stamp on its history. One of oldest towns in Spain, Ronda has its origins in prehistory. The cave of the Pileta, a true relic of Andalusian stone age art, is one of the most significant remains of this period together with various groups of megalithic monuments such as the Dolmen of the Chopo ( Poplar ). Scattered around the province one finds various remains from the Roman period, the most important being the archeological site of the Roman town of Acinipo. Nevertheless, the most striking aspect of the cultural heritage of Ronda and ist surroundings is Arabic, Under muslim rule the town rose to importance as the capital of one of the live coras of Al-Andalus. This influence has impregnated the style of building, the gastronomy, agricultural practices and many other traditions in the region. The conquest of the town by the Catholic Kings in 1485 was followed by a period of cultural and structural reorganization, but not until the 18 th century did the role of the town become clear in the general context of Andalusia. It was during this period that Ronda´s most significant and emblematic monuments were built; the New Bridge and the Bullring. The romantic image of the town was forged, without doubt, during the 19 th century with banditry and bullfighting making a strong impression on the minds of distinguished travellers. These two aspects have since become symbolic of the culture and traditions of the area, nevertheless, Ronda has a wealth of culture and tradition which goes beyond this over simplified image, and it is this diversity on which the present day attraction of the town and the Serranía is based.
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Inscribed houses in the Registry of Andalusia Tourism
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Casas Ronda
Rural houses Association
History of Ronda Situated in the far north west of the province of Málaga, Ronda sits on an outcrop of rock in a basin surrounded by mountain ranges, the height and length of which make access to the town difficult. This fact, together with the climate, hydrology and geology of the area, has left an indelible stamp on its history. One of oldest towns in Spain, Ronda has its origins in prehistory. The cave of the Pileta, a true relic of Andalusian stone age art, is one of the most significant remains of this period together with various groups of megalithic monuments such as the Dolmen of the Chopo ( Poplar ). Scattered around the province one finds various remains from the Roman period, the most important being the archeological site of the Roman town of Acinipo. Nevertheless, the most striking aspect of the cultural heritage of Ronda and ist surroundings is Arabic, Under muslim rule the town rose to importance as the capital of one of the live coras of Al-Andalus. This influence has impregnated the style of building, the gastronomy, agricultural practices and many other traditions in the region. The conquest of the town by the Catholic Kings in 1485 was followed by a period of cultural and structural reorganization, but not until the 18 th century did the role of the town become clear in the general context of Andalusia. It was during this period that Ronda´s most significant and emblematic monuments were built; the New Bridge and the Bullring. The romantic image of the town was forged, without doubt, during the 19 th century with banditry and bullfighting making a strong impression on the minds of distinguished travellers. These two aspects have since become symbolic of the culture and traditions of the area, nevertheless, Ronda has a wealth of culture and tradition which goes beyond this over simplified image, and it is this diversity on which the present day attraction of the town and the Serranía is based.
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Casas Ronda Rural Houses Association casasronda@hotmail.com Avda. de Andalucía, nº 2, 29400 RONDA (MÁLAGA) Association inscribed in the Registry of Tourism of Andalusia Expedient Nº: AS/MA/00018