A visit to the mountain range Serranía de Ronda, in the heart of the province of Malaga, is an attractive invitation to rediscover the history of Andalusia. Palaces, Moorish baths, watchtowers, Roman theatres and primitive caves are waiting for you.
This is because most of the villages in the Serranía de Ronda have been difficult to access throughout history, which was a disadvantage given the inconvenience they experienced, but on the other hand it meant that the traditions and architectural heritage of the streets, squares and facades remained intact.
A walk through the villages of the Sierra de Ronda is, as they say, a journey through time. Almost untouched villages that still retain the essence of how they were in the past.
Narrow, whitewashed alleys, where time seems to have stood still and the only sound is the sound of your steps as you walk by.
Poets and writers are numerous and have praised Ronda and the mountains of the Serranía de Ronda. Writers such as Juan Ramón Jiménez described these villages as "the essence of the traditional Andalusian village where you can lose yourself".
Ernest Hemingway described the mountains as a perfect place for a honeymoon, with Ronda and its surroundings being a "truly romantic setting".
Luis Cernuda also spoke of Ronda's twilight as something idyllic.
There are many good reasons why the area attracts thousands of visitors every year.