It is one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Spain but unlike many of region’s honeypots, Acinipo is blissfully free of tourists – and free to enter
Ronda has Roman, Arab and romantic history, although it can be hard to feel it when caught up in a crocodile of tourists following a guide with megaphone and flag. Travel up into the mountains 12 miles north-west from Ronda, however, and if you’re early enough, you can have an entire Roman town to yourself.
Nothing much has happened here since the town of Acinipo was abandoned around the fourth century. The site is enclosed and there is a watchman but little in the way of infrastructure or, thankfully, re-enactments and interpretations.