Ronda is the closest town to Molino del Santo, only fifteen minutes by car or thirty minutes by train. Ronda is the urban centre of the Serrania and boasts Moorish and Roman architecture, alleyways, an ancient bullring and, of course, the famous Puente Nuevo bridge.
Bullring: Whether you are for or against bullfighting, this is a beautiful building and has more uses than just bullfighting. It has an excellent museum describing the history of bullfighting in the city.
El Puente Nuevo: is the symbol of Ronda. It is called the New Bridge because there was an original bridge, built in 1735, but it collapsed so they had to build another one. The new one was built in about forty years under the direction of José Martín de Aldehuela. It was completed in 1784, 120 metres high, and served to connect the Old Town with the New Town. From the bridge there are incredible views of the gorge and the landscapes surrounding the city.
Los Baños Árabes: The Ronda Baths are the best preserved baths on the Iberian Peninsula. They are located in the old Moorish quarter of the city, originally situated just outside the Moorish Medina of Ronda.
Palacio de Mondragón: The palace is identified by its architectural features and is the most important civil monument in Ronda. It is located in a quiet and beautiful district of the city.
Arco de Felipe V: This is another symbol of Ronda. It was built to replace the Moorish Gate that protected the city, and was constructed in the reign of Felipe V in 1742.
An unexpected place
There are plenty of restaurants to eat in Ronda but, as they change so much, it is more reliable to ask at reception when you arrive at Molino and our staff will be able to offer you options and even a map with our favourite restaurants.
The wines of Ronda have improved tremendously in the last ten years and there are now 22 bodegas in the Serrania de Ronda offering a wide variety of high quality wines. We can recommend visits to bodegas – especially as the vast majority are small companies and the owners would be happy to guide you.
In particular we recommend visits to the following bodegas. We offer their wines on our wine list:
Bodega Doña Felisa: This winery, located near Ronda la Vieja, produces a very popular wine called Chinchilla Joven (Tempranillo/ Cabernet) and the delicious Chinchilla Seis + Seis (Tempranillo/ Syrah). Bodega Conrad: Its wines include the intense Soleón (Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Petit Verdot) y el frutal San Lorenzo (Pinot Noir/ Tempranillo). Bodega Joaquín Fernández: Their wines include our most popular Rosé, Finca los Frutales (Merlot/ Syrah) and the curious Blanco de Tinta made from grapes Garnacha and Merlot. Bodega Kieninger: One of the newest organic wineries, they make the award winning Vinana Coupage (Cabernet Sauvignon/ Franc/ Merlot). Bodega F. Schatz: One of the pioneers in our area, this bodega is located near Ronda la Vieja. The first organic winery and winner of many awards. We offer their rosé, Chardonnay and Sanguijuela Coupage from Trollinger’s grapes. Bodega Vetas: Another highly recommended pioneering bodega is located south of the village of Arriate. They produce wonderful, high quality, award winning wine, for example the elegant Vetas Petit Verdot.
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