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Address: A-374 (Ronda-Sevilla) | km 108, carretera a Setenil de las Bodegas, Ronda, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 18 71 19
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An interesting piece of Roman history.

Having made the long drive up to Acinipo near Setenil, we arrived to discover it was closed. This is a fairly typical annoyance in this part of Spain with no warnings about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history or want some fabulous 360 degree views this is worth the drive. If it's not open just climb the fence. There are old Roman baths (termas) and the amphitheater (teatro). Learned later the piles of stones were houses that farmers later pushed into piles to make more grazing land.

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Having made the long drive up to Acinipo near Setenil, we arrived to discover it was closed. This is a fairly typical annoyance in this part of Spain with no warnings about the closure of tourist spots generally made available before you arrive. Cueva de la Pileta was similar despite a queue of people being disappointed eventually by no guide... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just hop over the fence if it's closed! This would be a great tourist attraction if the local authorities woke up a bit...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

incredible C1st BC amphitheatre at Acinipo (Ronda la Vieja) fabulously intact wall, 360 degree views, cover up or use suncream because there is no shade. Unbelievably quiet for a Roman ruin of this calibre. Highly recommended - be prepared for a load of 'Gladiator' quotes.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

A must if you are in the area. The amphitheatre is spectacular and you can easily imagine the building used 2000 years ago. Well restored. If you go further up the hill you can look over the wall at a fantastic view towards the west. Downsides: - very restricted opening times so check before you visit - the walk to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

As Roman sites go there isn't really very much to see, though the remains of the theatre ARE impressive. The wonder is that the Romans ever managed to create a town on the windswept site, now so empty apart from heaps of stones from their demolished buildings. But what a site! Climb the extra metres beyond the top of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

These ruins are a short drive from Ronda and the admission is gratis. The grounds have an excellent view of the surrounding area. The ruins are not currently being excavated so do not expect any real explanation at the site. There is a short explanative pamphlet on what you see. There is almost no signage to guide you. The more... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Far up upon a fortress type hill this bleak site still echoes with the sights and sounds of Roman times. Even among the rubble and sheep dung this place remains serene. Ironic that their legacy is not the legion's garrison or great villas or even remarkable hillside baths but is a splendid open theatre, the finest one in Spain. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Wow .. That is the best way to describe these ruins. As far as the eyes can see their is architecture that was created by the Romans. It is Beautiful and Breath taking. I couldn't help but wonder the entire time visiting this area what else laid beneath me as I walked the streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

We visited these ruins while on a day trip from Ronda. You will need a car or be on a tour to see them as I can't image there is any public transit and it is too far to walk. We did not have a guide, other than what we were given at the gate. Despite that it was worth... More 

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