Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of
Malaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from the city of
Málaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.
Around the city are remains of prehistoric settlements dating to the Neolithic Age,
including the rock paintings of Cueva de la Pileta. Ronda was however first settled by the early Celts,
who, in the 6th century BC called it Arunda. Later Phoenician settlers established themselves nearby to found Acinipo,
known locally as Ronda la Vieja, Arunda or Old Ronda. The current Ronda is however of Roman origins,
having been founded as a fortified post in the Second Punic War, by Scipio Africanus.
Ronda received the title of city at the time of Julius Caesar.