| From a military point of view, the city of Ronda was an important bastion. The Guadalevėn Gorge in the Tagus River protected it to the west and northwest, while a double thick city wall built by the Arabs defended it to the south and southeast. Inside its walls the city is a living history. From its Arabic origins it grew into a place of regal houses, religious buildings and palaces that depict the passing of the centuries. The majority of the city's monuments, museums and commercial centres are concentrated in the centre.