The ‘Iglesia del Socorro de Ronda’ (the Church of Socorro) is located right in the main square of the town and is a lot younger than it might appear, having been built in 1956. It’s one of the main attractions on the tourist trail, and rightly so, it’s a very nice Spanish catholic church, typical of the local architecture.
Nuestra Señora del Socorro – Church of Socorro (Help), Ronda
It is the most important monument of the town. Built in the first half of the sixteenth century, the temple underwent significant modifications around the middle of the eighteenth century.
Its interior is made up of three large separate naves with pillars and semicircular arches, with a dressing room in the left nave where the Virgen del Carmen is located and which is worth visiting for its magnificent Baroque decoration. In the nave on the right there is another similar space for the image of Jesús Nazareno. On the outside, visible from any point of the town, is the large quadrangular tower with five bodies and covered with Arab tiles.
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This parish church is located in Ferrol Vello (Old), behind the Baluarte de San Juan, in an elevated position with respect to the port. It was built in the 18th century, in a neoclassical style and with a single nave with a belfry, replacing the previous church of San Julián.
It houses two images that are highly venerated in Ferrol: the Cristo de los Navegantes (17th century) and the Virgen del Socorro (18th century), which are highly devoted by the people of Ferrol.
Find the Church of Socorro in the Centre of Ronda
Plaza del Socorro
Located at the square named Plaza del Socorro, the Church Relief Ronda or Iglesia del Socorro is a reconstruction of its previous church, that was demolished and burned in the year 1936. Nevertheless, the new architecture will leave you awestruck with its white walls and golden towers of baroque characteristics. This square church is surrounded by some good restaurants and cafes, perfect after a day of all the sightseeing. Inside the church, you will find some beautiful paintings, retained from the old church.
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Ronda is one of the most beautiful (and visited!) villages in Andalusia. Close to Seville (1h45 by car) and Malaga (1h30), this village located on a rocky promontory offers magnificent panoramas over the whole valley. Divided in 2 by the Guadalevin river, it’s famous for the Puente Nuevo, the bridge linking the 2 sides of the 100m deep El Tajo Canyon.
The village can be visited on foot and a single day is enough to discover all the must-see attractions and points of interest.