Ronda Fair The Romantic and Royal May Fair

Ronda Fair a celebration of romanticism and bandolerismo

In this article, you’ll find the essential information on the Ronda Fair in May

  • A few words about Ronda
  • The dates of the Feria
  • The Feria programme
  • Booking accommodation
  • Activities in Ronda
  • Where is Ronda?
  • Some useful links (car hire, taxi, flight,…)
  • The great ferias of Andalusia


A few words about Ronda

Ronda is a beautiful town set atop a mountain in the province of Málaga. Ronda overlooks a steep gorge (Tajo), over 100 metres high. Below, the River Guadalevin flows through the town.

View of Ronda from the Ponte Nuevo

Ronda is renowned for its beauty and its history, which is closely linked to the Andalusian bandoleros.

Since this period of banditry in the 19th century, Ronda has become famous, as has the entire Serrania de Ronda, for its landscapes and history, making it an ideal romantic getaway.

Ronda in the main street

Dates of the Ronda Fair

Here are the dates of the Fair: from 11 to 13 May 2023.

Feria de Ronda Romantica – 2023 poster

The origins of the Ronda Fair in May

This Feria – La Real Feria de Ronda – is a very old one. It dates back to 1509, and was originally a simple livestock fair.

In the 19th century, it was at its most splendid and became a meeting point for European and North American travellers in search of adventure. Andalusian banditry was at its height.

The Ronda Romántica event and festivities are now part of the Feria and aim to recreate that historic atmosphere, with the typical costumes and markets that were held in those days.

Many artists and writers have come to Ronda and fallen in love with the city. Here are just a few of the most famous who have paid tribute to the town: Ernest Hemingway, Prosper Mérimée, Rainer Maria Rilke, Orson Welles, Gabriel Garcia Lorca, etc.

The Ronda Fair’s programme

This Feria offers an incredible number of events. Here are the festivities posters and then you’ll find a summary of the programme!

Below is a list of all the festivities taking place during the Feria de Ronda in May :

Book accommodation in Ronda

To book accommodation in the centre of Ronda at the best price, it’s advisable to book well in advance.

Book activities in Ronda

In the link below you’ll find all the activities you can enjoy in and around Ronda:

Where is Ronda?

Some useful links for coming to and staying in Ronda for a few days

Easy and economical bookings

Just outside Ronda, just 17 km away, you’ll find one of the most beautiful and surprising white villages. If you have a little time, don’t hesitate to visit Setenil de las Bodegas.

Setenil de las bodegas calle Cuevas de la Sombra 2

Part of this village is built under rocks, and you’ll be able to see many troglodyte dwellings!

The great ferias of Andalucia:

The Malaga Feria in August

Seville Fair 2024 in April

Romeria – pilgrimage El Rocio in May

The Courtyards Festival in Cordoba in May

Cadiz Carnival in February

The Spring Fair in Antequera, in June

The Horse Fair 2024 in Jerez,

Discover more of Andalusia’s beautiful sites in the Andalusia blog pages.

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