Casa Don Bosco in Ronda, Andalusia

A little gem hidden between the alleyways of Ronda, Casa Don Bosco is a modernist palace with stunning garden views hidden behind a facade of a traditional Andalusian home.

I stumbled upon this place only by looking at Google maps and checking a few of the visitor photos. From the street, the facade of the house doesn’t give away what treasure lies inside.

The house belonged to a local engineer Don Francisco Granadino Pérez, and since he and his wife didn’t have any kids, this grand villa is now owned and run by the Salesian Congregation.

The interiors of the house are stunning, complete with 19th century tapestries, gorgeous old furniture, plenty of plants, local ceramics and it wouldn’t be a very old house without proper creaking floors.

As much as I wanted to spend more time admiring the interiors, I was immediately drawn outside to the garden.

A beam of bright light was penetrating the dark rooms in the house and invites you to admire the views that spread in front of you.

Two staircases will take you down to the garden where you will find a main feature of the garden – views that will take your breath away.

A fountain in the center of the garden is decorated by local ceramic tiles with beautiful artwork, with small frogs sitting neatly next to each other, guarding their territory.

Further down on the left is a viewing platform that will allow you to admire Puente Nuevo (those scared of heights might not enjoy it as much).

The garden is a delight to spend time in, especially if you make it there in the morning where there’s nobody else.

If you’re visiting Ronda sometime in future, don’t forget to add this place to the top of your list!

I will let you to enjoy the virtual tour now and below are a few practical bits for planning your visit.

Visiting Casa Don Bosco in Ronda

  • Ticket Prices: 2 eur per person
  • Opening hours: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Sunday
  • How to get here: after crossing Puente Nuevo, turn right to Calle Tenorio, after a few minutes walk the house will be on your right. Street address: Calle Tenorio 20
  • Tours: as far as I know there are no guided tours available, but you will get a little leaflet with information about the house
Valley views from a small park next to Casa del Bosco
Main hall of the home
One of the rooms facing the garden
Views from the dining room
Entrance to the garden
Fountain views
View of the house from the back
Photo from the viewing platform, it’s actually relatively small but stretches out quite far above the gorge below
Puente Nuevo views from the viewing platform
Photo from the viewing platform looking opposite Puente Nuevo direction
Stopping to smell the flowers

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