Ruinas de Acinipo, Ronda

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Acinipo was a city about 20 kilometers from Ronda, near Seville, Southern Spain, believed to have been founded by retired soldiers from the Roman legions more than 2,000 years ago. The remaining ruins include a Roman theater still in use today. It is known locally as Ronda la Vieja, Arunda or Old Ronda; though it has a separate origin and history from Ronda.
Some historians assert that Acinipo was created after the battle of Munda (45 BC), fought between the armies of Julius Caesar and the army of Pompey's two sons, Gnaeus and Sextus. To Caesar, Munda was supposed to be a mop-up action after Pompey's main forces were defeated in Greece. But Munda was no mop-up exercise. Tens of thousands of Romans were killed on both sides; there was no decisive victory for Caesar's armies; and one of Pompey's sons, Sextus, fled to fight another day as a famous rebel pirate against Caesar's successor, Augustus.
Some Spanish historians state that Munda is the Roman name for Ronda, where the battle of Munda may have been fought. According to Pliny, the battle of Munda was fought in Osuna, about 50 km north of Ronda in the province of Seville. But there is general agreement that Acinipo was created for retired veterans of Caesar's legions, while Arunda (Ronda) would be a separate Roman outpost, perhaps created before the Munda conflict for the veterans of Pompey's legions.
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  • We drove for about 130km to visit Setenil and the Roman site of Acinipo. Setenil was good; but the Acinipo site is closed, apparently until further notice.  more »
  • On a plateau at 1,000 meters above sea level, with a 360-degree view, this exceptional site is worth a detour. Alas, there is little visible, especially the partially reconstructed wall of a 2,000-seat theatre engraved in the rock. Brutal return to the past of this region of great passage.
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  • Quite a good place to visit, but it’s just ruins. The main attraction is the theatre. Everything is just broken and ruined. Anyways, it’s very easy to get there. There are toilets and a sitting area in the shade. There is no cafe or restaurant!
  • Some interesting ruins, not busy or touristy
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