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Casa Del Rey Moro, Ronda

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Although Casa Del Rey Moro claims to have once been the home of a Moorish king, in reality the house wasn't built until the 18th century, and the "Moorish" garden wasn't installed until 1912. However, the water mine (steps leading to a well) is a relic dating back to the Moorish period. The entry to the well is in the gardens. The steps get slippery and narrow in places, so use caution when descending into the rooms below. When in the well, or the "Room of Secrets," stand against one wall and ask a fellow guest to stand against the opposite wall, then ask another to stand in the center of the room. Whisper a secret message while you are standing against the wall, then listen to the response from the person opposite you. You'll hear each other, but the guest in the center of the room won't hear a thing. Make Casa Del Rey Moro part of your personalized Ronda itinerary using our Ronda trip maker tool.
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  • When we visited the Casa was not open and did not appear to be open in the near future. The water mine sounded very interesting but was disappointing. You descend 200 steps which are old stone steps.....  more
    When we visited the Casa was not open and did not appear to be open in the near future. The water mine sounded very interesting but was disappointing. You descend 200 steps which are old stone steps.....  more »
  • Beautiful place. Especially the walk to the mine but use something on your hands for the handrail as very dirty and rusty. Shame the house is in ruins! Beautiful house crumbling away! Don't have a... 
    Beautiful place. Especially the walk to the mine but use something on your hands for the handrail as very dirty and rusty. Shame the house is in ruins! Beautiful house crumbling away! Don't have a...  more »
  • Highly recommend a visit which includes gardens, caverns (mines) and a route down to the chasm to tranquil waters overlooked by the white buildings perched on the high cliffs. 
    Highly recommend a visit which includes gardens, caverns (mines) and a route down to the chasm to tranquil waters overlooked by the white buildings perched on the high cliffs.  more »
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  • This is an unusual place that will make you appreciate the history and human ingenuity. It's an extraordinary place that will make you go down the stairs to reach the river. Only for people in a good shape! The gardens are nice and offer good views around the city. It's a shame that the house itself is in ruins and cannot be visited. I wish it had been renovated and reconstituted to its past glory.
  • The garden views of the gorge are great. But go down the water mine, the views from the bottom were great. Listen to the explanation on your phone with a Site you are given. They allowed our dog in. The House of the Moorish King of Ronda , Spain , is a monumental complex with a long history that begins in the 14th century and reaches up to the 20th century. It is made up of three parts: a water mine from the Muslim period, a neo-Mudejar style house and a garden designed by Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 1943.
  • Very cool experience! You have to make it down to the bottom to experience the beauty of the water wheel! It's also great for bird watching. I spotted a golden finch and tons of pigeons whom were living their best lives.
  • Price is 8 euro's and not worth it. You can be up and down in 1 hour. Garden in one of the worst maintained i have ever seen. Algae in foutain like it has not been cleaned for years. Dead plants in pots. Downstairs you can find empty bins, rusting there for years, branches lying there long time. Walking in Ronda itself is a way better alternative and free.
  • I wasn’t sure what to expect - the gardens at the top are small but pleasant enough. However the walk down the mine to the bottom of the gorge is fantastic if knee-jerking!! Lovely and unusual views from the bottom!

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