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Palacio de Mondragón

The Palace is a historic treasure and a museum.

This palace dates to the days of the Moors and may have been the home of the Moorish King Abb el Malik. After Ronda's fall to the Catholic Monarchs the Palace for a brief period, became a residence of King Fernando and Queen Isabella. Over the years a number of renovations and additions have been completed at the Palace.

Today, a visit to the Palace is a multifaceted experience. Gardens, courtyards and architectural detail are a visual treat but housed within the Palace is the Museum of Ronda and the Serrania. The museum provides interpretive exhibits of the region's heritage going back to the Megalithic Period. With signage in multiple languages this is a good place to learn a little about Ronda's history and the Dolmens, Romans, Moors and other cultures that have left their mark in Spain.

Palace Mondragon
Photo above - (top) Mudejar Courtyard in the Palacio de Mondragón, (bottom layer) stairway within the Palace with decoratively painted plaster.

Around 50 Moor period tombstones have be found in around Ronda. Almost all of these tombstones have been found as a result of a renovation or demolition of an existing stone structure in which the tombstone had been incorporated as part of the building material for the later dated structure.

Photo right - a few tombstones from the time of the Moors, these are usually found in walls of homes and other stone structures.

Photo above- learn about megalithic burials at the
Palacio de Mondragón.

Photo Above - the garden at Palacio de Mondragón

La Casa del Ray Moro

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review of the hotel Gabriel in Ronda
Ronda Hotel
Our review of Hotel Gabriel
Some of Ronda's Sights:
The New Bridge
The Puente Nuevo is over 200 years old.
Ronda - city wall
A walk down the cliff by way of the reconstructed city wall.

Palacio de Mondragón
The Palace is both an historic treasure and a museum

The new gate and the "Palacio del Marques de Salvatierra"

The Restored Arab Baths
Considered one of the best preserved Arab Baths in Europe.

Plaza de Toros
The famous bullring of Ronda
La Casa del Ray Moro, the Water Mine and Garden





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This page last updated November 2008

Information on this page comes from my March 1999 and October 2006 visit to Spain