A Fascinating Little Town In Spain

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In our travels, Mr. M and I visited the lovely and amazing town of Ronda, in the Spanish province of Malaga. It is an ancient village high in the mountains that is divided into two parts by a river in a deep ravine, called El Tajo Gorge.

 

El Tajo Gorge
El Tajo Gorge

To join the two parts of the village there are three bridges, the most recently built one is called Punta Nuevo, or the New Bridge, which is a bit of a misnomer. The bridge was built between the years of 1751 and 1793. It is an astounding creation that rises 120 meters (390 feet) above the canyon floor and is a beautiful piece of architecture.

Punta Nuevo, The New Bridge completed in 1793
Punta Nuevo, The New Bridge, completed in 1793

Much of the city lies on the precipitous edge of the canyon.

panorama
City on the edge

In addition to this wonderful and amazing aspect of the city there are many other interesting things to see in Ronda. There are churches:

church

 

Altar

Streets to explore:

Passageway
Ronda passageway

Interesting architecture:

balcony
An interesting balcony

Ancient ruins:

Malaga-statue

Statues:

The-Bull
The Bull statue

Not to mention, shopping:

shopping
Colorful Malaga ware for sale

Ronda, Malaga, Spain is a great place to spend some time. I found Ronda to be a lovely town. If you ever have a chance to visit Spain, do try to include Ronda in your itinerary!

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3 thoughts on “A Fascinating Little Town In Spain

    whitewallsandwanderlust said:
    June 18, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Looks GORGEOUS. I’m so jealous.

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      itsjusttoni responded:
      June 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks! It is a lovely place to visit. Thanks for reading!

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