Ronda is interesting. Apart from being one of the most attractive towns in southern Spain, it is famous for smuggling, banditry, hunting and bullfighting.
The town is located in one of the most dramatic locations in Europe -perched 750 metres above sea level, on an inland plateau, sliced in half by the 100-metre deep Tajo gorge. The Puente Nuevo spans the gorge and connects El Mercadillo, the new part of the town with La Ciudad, the old part.
The views from the bridge and the nearby Alameda Gardens are breathtaking. In fact, the whole town is a photographer’s dream – or a nightmare if there is insufficient film or lack of space on the digital camera’s memory card.
Like many Andalucian towns, Ronda has quite a bit of history. It occupies the site of an ancient Iberian settlement and was known in Roman times as Acinipo. Between the 8th…
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