La Casa Del Rey Moro, Ronda

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Although La 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 La Casa Del Rey Moro part of your personalized Ronda itinerary using our Ronda trip maker tool .
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  • Was a bit dissapointed to see that the house was closed, but I guess it's good they are renovating. A small garden at the entrance with peacocks walking around freely, some nice views over the cliffs ...  more »
  • the most interesting part is the internal staircase carved into the rock that leads down to the river. And a staircase steep and tiring. I thought you got under the bridge but it isn't. You can't see it. the river is an emerald green but I don't know if it's worth it.
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  • Beautifully landscaped hanging gardens connected by paths. You can walk along the narrow stairs all the way down to the bottom of the digital divide. There should not be time hassle or second. At the bottom you could collect water during the siege. There was a long queue for the toilet.
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  • There are steps that go from inside the house down through solid rock all the way to the bottom of the ravine where you come out to a landing surrounded by water. Very cool. Warning: if you are not physically fit, or have asthma or suffer from claustrophobia, you could panic on the way up. The steps seem endless going back up and you're surrounded by rock and it's dimly lit-not to mention physically taxing. The only way out is up, or to go back down and try again later. Going down is a breeze. Going up is a different story.
  • The water mine is interesting. You will have to climb a lot of stairs but luckily there is a nice cafe with great views just next to the exit.
  • This would have been pretty cool if the scenery at the bottom wasn't so underwhelming. The garden isn't much, but the views from the top and during the climb are neat though.
  • Nice gardens, with lots of steps down the water mine to the bottom. Has good views, but have to exit to access the cafe.
  • Great historical mine and a lovely garden before hand. Get your climbing shoes ready

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Consider a room with a view over the El Tajo gorge from one of the hotels built along its plateau edge. Accommodations near the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent are another scenic option that is an ideal home base for walking tours.
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