Círculo de Artistas

Círculo de Artistas
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The Círculo de Artistas, also popularly known as El Casino, is located in Ronda. It was designed by Modernist architect Pedro Alonso Gutiérrez. It is built on a plot on Plaza del Socorro square, between Calle Molino and Calle Marina.

The building has three floors. The main façade is divided into three parts by a set of boxed pilasters, topped with Corinthian capitals. They open onto the square and on the first floor there are several spaces topped with symmetrical balconies, decorated with plant motifs. In the highest part of the building there is a sequence of semi-circular arches decorated in a similar way to the main floor. Inside there are many different areas, including a large central courtyard reminiscent of the Mudejar style, which allows more light to flood the rooms that do not directly face the street. This courtyard is completed by a valuable set of tiles with clear regionalist overtones.

This building housed the Hispanic-American Congress of 1913, organised by agronomist Antonio Alberdín and attended by delegates from many countries. It was considered a very important event by society at the time. This congress highlighted the need to replace consumption tax and other municipal fees with one that directly reflected the value of the land. Just three years later, the building held another important event: the Assembly of Ronda in 1918, attended by Blas Infante, who is known as the father of Andalusia. The typical symbols of Andalusia were established then, such as the flag, the coat of arms and the motto.

The building currently houses the Ronda Flamenco Club, where you can enjoy an authentic flamenco show.
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Círculo de Artistas
Plaza del Socorro, 10-12, 29400

Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Historic building


Culture, Flamenco


Art centre or Cultural centre