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“Fun museum for bandits”

Museo del Bandolero
Ranked #25 of 86 things to do in Ronda
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Bandolero museum consists of four galleries: Gallery of the Romantic Travellers. Exhibition of paintings of that time as well as several historical documents, like birth and death certificates, edicts, royal laws, etc. Gallery "Living the Bandits world". It consists of dioramas, pictures, weapons, money and coins, official stamps, paintings, etc.Gallery "The Men and the Names". It is dedicated to the better known bandoleros (bandits) still remembered and who belong to the romantic age of the Bandits: Diego Corrientes, José María El Tempranillo, el Tragabuches. Gallery "The ones who followed the trace". Special mention to the Guardia Civil (The Civil Guard was the local police at the villages), a police spezialized in the fight against bandits. It shows their clothes, pictures, documents, etc.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Madrid, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Fun museum for bandits”
Reviewed 16 December 2011

If you travel with kids or grown ups who like watching Bandit movies then this is going to be fun. The effort invested in making this a real museum dedicated to the local legendary bandits is noticeable however, it's private run so don't expect impeccable displays or correct translations on description plates. Still good tongue in cheek fun if you have time.

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A little gem.”
Reviewed 12 November 2011

This small musem is full of interesting information about the bandolero's (bandits). It is located through a small shop, costs next to nothing to enter and is probably the best museum in Ronda for its exhibits and the information in both Spanish and English. We found that at many other sites in Ronda little care had been taken to provide suitable information in the museums. We attended several where the entry fee was much greater with little or no decent explanations.

Visited November 2011
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Roskilde, Denmark
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2 reviews
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“Dont go...save the time and money”
Reviewed 24 July 2010

Upfront this sounds like an interesting and different museum experience especially for the kids. Thuth is that it is very small museum (3 small rooms), majority of the museum is a display of old newspaper articles written in Spanish. There are only few translations. I my tourist guide it says that there should be a Bandit Taverna at the museum... but there is nothing.

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Jesus A, Gerente at Museo del Bandolero, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
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No estoy conforme con su opinión, salvo que quiera hacerle daño al Museo del Bandolero, eso seguro que si. Mire, siempre y de forma objetiva hay que darle el valor a las cosas, en este caso hay mas de 1398 piezas que solo la labor de recopilación ya merece un aprobado.
Gracias.
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