When you go on a holiday to Andalusia, a visit to the town of Ronda is not something you should miss out on. Don’t let the many tourists who visit this community stop you from doing so, because they visit it for a reason: Ronda is simply breathtaking.
It’s best to visit Ronda quite early in the day as it will slowly but surely get busier, and Ronda is not very big. Everything centers around the world-famous El Tajo Gorge. In this Gorge, you’ll find the Puente Nuevo, a beautiful bridge from 1793.
In Ronda you will also find the oldest bullfighting arena of Spain, used only once a year. Even that sole event being one time too many though. The arena also has a museum.
If you go from the arena and you cross the bridge which spans over the Gorge, it is recommended to keep walking an extra 200 meters further than most other tourists. If you do so, you will see the most beautiful little square of the entire city at your right hand side. It will make you think that time has been standing still for hundreds of years. At this square, you will find one of the nicest and most delicious restaurants of Ronda, called “Carmen de la Ronda”.
If you have some extra free time and you brought your swimming attire, then it’s nice to combine Ronda with the azure coloured lakes of El Chorro. Not only can you swim here, you can also rent boats and enjoy some good food at the El Mirador restaurant.
In the nature park you will also find the infamous El Chorro Gorge with its enormous cliffs, reaching heights of up to 400 meters. On both sides you will find reservoirs with hydropower plants which generate electricity. Because of that reason, a small pathway was constructed that connects both plants. This pathway is known as El Caminito del Rey (The King’s little pathway). For people without a fear of heights, this is a very special walk.
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