Ronda, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia

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Still not sure where to travel this summer? Well since Hard Hobbit To Break We recommend you visit Andalusia, a land that offers everything a tourist could wish for: spectacular beaches, tremendously beautiful natural corners, charming towns, a rich historical and cultural heritage, exquisite gastronomy and cities worth visiting. Without a doubt, one of them is Ronda, the capital of the Serranía de Ronda region, which is located in the province of Malaga.

This ancient city is one of the most interesting in the autonomous community of Andalusia, since it stands out for both its urban planning and its landscape and history. Would you like to discover more details about this corner of Malaga? Well you know what you have to do! Do not miss anything we tell you below!

The New Bridge of Ronda

Without a doubt, the most surprising thing about Ronda is that its urban area is divided in two by the Tajo de Ronda gorge, which is more than 150 meters deep. To link both sides, the New Bridge was created, the symbol of the city, from where the crests of the Grazalema and Las Nieves mountain ranges can be seen, and white villages located between forested slopes. The Bridge, which was completed in the late 18th century, took over 40 years to build. Nowadays it serves not only to unite the old part with the new one, but as a viewpoint. Next door is the Hostel, from where you can also get wonderful views. There are other bridges that cross the city: the Arab, which was built in the 14th century, and the Old Bridge, which only consists of an arch of about 10 meters in diameter.

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Old town

Beyond the bridge, Ronda highlights its old town which, as it could not be otherwise, has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Many peoples inhabited these lands, such as the Celts, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Arabs, although they were finally reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. Of course, in this area of ​​the city of medieval layout we continue to observe reminiscences Arabs. Here you can visit the Lara Museum, which is dedicated to antiques; and that of the Bandit, which evokes the social phenomenon of bandits. In addition, we cannot forget to mention monuments such as the Iglesia Mayor, the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo, the Town Hall, the Casa del Rey Moro, the palaces of Mondragón and Salvatierra, the Casa del Gigante and the Minaret of San Sebastián, among many others. constructions that are worth visiting. Of course, the old town also hides a large number of alleys, squares and palace houses.

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The most modern round

Yes, the old town of Ronda is tremendously beautiful, but there are more areas of the city that are also worth visiting. From the San Francisco neighborhood, one of the three parts of the city (we'll talk about the other part below), you can see the Puerta de Almocábar, which, built in the 13th century, connects with the old town. In addition, you can also contemplate the Arab wall and visit the Arab Baths, which are very well preserved. We should also mention the Convent of San Francisco, which only preserves the church. Finally, we have to talk about the neighborhood of The flea market, the most modern area, which also houses interesting points of interest, such as the Parador de Turismo; the bullring of Ronda, one of the oldest in the world; the Alameda park; the Vicente Espinel Theater and a large number of churches.

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Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find more images of this beautiful town of Malaga. By the way, do not hesitate to propose us more places of interest in Ronda.

Visiting Ronda in Andalusia, Spain (April 2024)

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