Serranía de Ronda

Serranía de Ronda

Sierra de las Nieves National Park

The Sierra de las Nieves National Park is located in the hills behind Marbella and to the east of the Ronda-Marbella road as it winds up the mountain along hairpin bends. The park centres on Mount Torrecilla (1909m) and covers an area of 30km by 20km or 18,530 hectares. The Sierra de las Nieves, formerly a natural park, was declared a National Park in January 2021 and formalised in May 2021.

Horse Riding

An Andalusian man without his horse is like a matador without a cape. He feels stripped of an essential part of his identity that has been formed over the centuries. It is part of his life, his work, his status, his culture, his earthly possessions... his horse is central to his very being.

Ronda

Despite being a growing town, Ronda retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town. It is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the rio Guadalevín through its centre. Visitors make a beeline for the 18th century Puente Nuevo 'new' bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, before taking in the views from the Alameda out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.

Seville Marathon 2025

Seville Marathon, the third largest in Spain, with 14,000 runners taking part. It is traditionally held on the third Sunday in February. The Seville Marathon is usually very fast due to the flat course and (often) good weather. Race record is 2 hrs 04min 43 sec. The XL Zurich Marathon de Sevilla will take place on 23rd February 2025.

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Hotel Casa Convento La Almoraima, Castellar

Outside Nueva Castella village and on the edge of the La almoraima estate is the Hotel Casa Convento La Almoraima. The woods that lead up the the historic hotel are open to the public and a car park is provided to explore the woods on a couple of marked forest paths. The hotel which was a convent is constructed around a centra courtyard. ther eis a bar and a restaurant open to the public.

Andalucia Rally

The Andalucia Rally for cars and motorbikes has taken place in May in Andalucia in 2020 and 2021. The Andalucia Rally is the opening event of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country-Rallies.

Festivals in Montecorto

The Festivals in Montecorto are Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Romería de Montecorto, San Juan, Feria y Fiestas Virgen del Carmen, Feria de Agosto y Mercado Andalusí.

Montecorto

Montecorto village as a municipal district was formed as recently as October 2014. It had been part of the municipal district of Ronda. Montecorto has about 600 inhabitants. The origins of Montecorto go back to the Neolithic age, when it was associated with small agricultural communities that settled here due to the fertile land, abundance of water, and other important resources such as flint-stone which was used as tools.

Festivals in Serrato

Festivals in Serrato are Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, La Candelaria, Día de Andalucía, Día de Andalucía, Día de la Vieja, Semana Santa, Feria de Octubre and Los Tostones.

Serrato

Serrato as a municipal district was formed as recently as December 2014. Until then it was part of the municipal district of Ronda. It has about 470 inhabitants.Its origins of Seratto date back to the Neolithic era, when small agricultural communities settled here due to the fertile land and the abundance of water. It was in the Roman and Arab period that it grew in importance, particularly Serrato village, which was a Roman town.

Bird Watching

Andalucía is a birdwatcher's paradise and attracts ornithologists throughout the year. The best time of the year, however, is during the spring, as this is when you can see many wintering species, together with those arriving for the summer months.