A couples of minutes after leaving El Pensamiento we found La Alianza another place where you can spend lots of money doing shoppings. I admit that I did not buy anything but i´ll do next time.
Después de salir de El pensamiento, andé unos 20 metros y encontre otra tienda para estar todo el día y comprar mogollón de cosas. Admito que no compré nada pero seguro lo hago otra vez que vaya.
Is one of the most beautiful shops that i´ve seen, is the perfect place to buy toys, games, souvenirs and any gift that you´re looking for.
Es una de las jugueterias mas bonitas que he visto, es el sitio perfecto para comprar juguetes, juegos, souvenirs y detalles para decorar tu casa. Seguro que encuentras lo que vas buscando.
La Bomba is the largest and popular shoe shop in Ronda established since 1.892, there are a good selection of shoes, bags and leather. That shoe that you´re looking for you´ll find it there.
La Bomba es la zapatería mas conocida en Ronda, está establecida allí desde 1.892, seguro que el zapato que vas buscando lo encontrarás allí. Hay una gran selección de zapatos, bolsos y prendas de piel.
Calle Espinel or Calle La Bola is the most popular street in Ronda and the best place to make your shoppings on your trip. The whole street is plenty of boutiques, shoes shops, jewelry, banks and souvenirs shops.
En la calle la bola como se conoce puedes encontrar de todo, es una calle sin fín en la que hay mogollón de tiendas de ropa, zapaterías, souvenir etc. En la parte antigua puedes encontrar típicas mantelerías hechas a mano.
What to pay: Most shops accept visa, mastercard, american express, visa electron and maestro card.
This gourmet type store on the Plaza de Espana may well be expensive but the food they had was mouth-watering. It stocks Iberian ham, various Spanish cheeses, local wines, olives, etc. We didn't buy anything as it would have been impossible to keep it fresh for the rest of journey and the flight back but the owner didn't mind us browsing.
The only supermarket we could find in Ronda was the Spar on Cruz Verde, 3 streets above Plaza Socorro. It's a useful place for assembling ingredients for picnics or buying cheap wine. There are some smaller shops around Plaza Espana and Plaza del Socorro but there's not a big selection in any of them.
Ronda is blessed with many colorful shops, including this one BAZAR RONDA which caught my eye. Inside was a wonderful display of ceramic hand-painted plates, souvenirs, clothing, you name it. Another thing Ronda has are shoe shops. I've never seen so many shoe shops. They were everywhere and they were filled with anxious shoppers.Lots of clothing stores with 'tres chic' fashions. I always try to notice what the ladies are wearing as they are always way ahead of us in the latest fashions. Layered frilly skirts, with an oversize cotton shirt, topped off with a huge trendy belt, seemed to be the fashion of the day.
Ronda has a unique style of hand-painted ceramic ware that is different from that seen in other parts of Andalucia. You can find them in many of the stores on both sides of the Puente Nuevo. Just be sure to check out pieces carefully to make sure you're satisfied that the quality is good. Of course there is a lot of stuff out there that is hastily produced for the tourist trade. Bottom line here, however, is to get a design that you really like and then haggle over the price.
What to buy: Hand-painted ceramics (plates, bowls, etc.)
What to pay: Varies
Ronda is well-known in Spain for their hand-embroidered linens. You can get beautiful table cloths, napkins, table runners, etc. You'll find them in many stores in the center of town, hanging on walls and special display racks. One place that has a good selection of some high quality stuff at reasonable prices isn't actually in a store. There was an elderly woman in the Plaza de Espana who had strung a rope between two lamp posts and had hung some beautiful table cloths (pictured). She was very amenable to haggling over the price and we got her to agree to 50 euros for a large table cloth and 12 matching napkins. A great deal especially after checking out prices and selections in other stores. This woman had the good stuff let me tell you!
What to buy: Hand-embroidered table cloths and napkins
What to pay: 40-100 euros
In the Mercadillo (new town) we passed through streets where it seemed the locals did there everyday shopping, clothes shops, shoe shops etc.This photo is taken from the old town across to the new town, and you can also see the Church of Padre Jesus.
A lo largo de todo el centro historico de Ronda, son innumerables las tiendas de productos típicos de esta ciudad. Podras elegir entre cerámicas, platos, tarjetas postales, y todo tipo de recuerdos y productos de la artesanía rondeña. Ronda está llena de tiendas y restaurantes, seguro que encuentras lo que buscas.
There are many shops selling gifts and fancy goods. Painted ceramic plates seem to be available almost everywhere, as are post cards. In Ronda your post cards will cost about 30 Cents wherever you buy them. Postage to European countries is 51 Cents, and elsewhere 76 Cents. Some shops will charge more for stamps!
An attractive shop, with attractive prices too. Whilst some of the items, in particular brass, may be old, many are just reproductions. Personally I would not buy from a shop like this unless I was sure of the antiquity of the item. It's still nice to browse, though, although there will be a little pressure to purchase.
What to buy: There seems to be a plethora of brassy items on sale.
What to pay: Probably more than the item is worth.
Being the wonderfully resourceful shoppers that we are, we found a wonderful shoe store near the tourist part of town and shopped our hearts out!!! I think that 4 pairs of shoes were purchased in total!!! jejeje