Ronda - The Arab Legacy
- The Medieval City: Walls and Gates
- Arab Baths
- Mines of the Moorish King
- The Giants House
- Mondragon Palace
- Minaret de San Sebastian
The Medieval City: Walls and Gates
Of the preserved walled enclosure in Ronda the ‘Puerta de Almocobar’ stands out, located in the south sector of the Medina of Ronda and reconstructed in the period of Carlos V. This door takes its name from the word ‘Al-maqabir’ (cemetery), it was one of the principle doors of access to the city in the Arab era.
Other important remains are found in the east of the city: The doorway and wall of la Cijara. This area is composed of a double line of defence that housed the Islamic outskirts of Ronda and the public baths.
Finally in the west are the Albacara Walls, the function of which was to protect the productive zones of the city (mills) and house the livestock in times of danger. Two entrance gates can still be seen, ”The gate of Christ” or ”The Mills” and “The Gate of the Wind”.
This Thermal site is the best conserved in the Spanish Peninsula. The construction and working period are from the 13th and 14th Century. It was built around three spaces that followed the Roman Thermal model: Cold, warm and hot bathrooms. Also conserved is the wheel that served water to the site, and the tanneries dating from the 16th and 17th centuries located in the garden area
The Giants House
A palatial house from the Nasrid era (14th to 15th Century), similar to those from found in Granada and Magred. It retains the integrity of the original Arab design; from the central patio with a pool surrounded with plaster work in an arabesque style with italic inscriptions. Within the house is a Visitors Centre
Minaret de San Sebastian
The minaret is a small brink tower that formed part of the Arab Mosque in the Medina and that later served as a belfry for the now missing church of the same name. The first two parts were built in the 14th century and the third in the Christian era
The home of the Municipal Museum and the most significant palatial civil building of Ronda. With clear Muslim roots, however, it is in the Christian era when the more important parts of the palace were built, emphasising the Noble Salon, Mudejar Patio and the Archaeological content of the museum.