Ronda, Andalucia, Spain, España

Ronda is Málaga province's most spectacular town, perched on an inland plateau river by the 100m fissure of El Tajo gorge. Surrounded by mountains, Ronda is one of the prettiest of Andalucía's whitewashed villages. It is also one of Spain's oldest towns which largely dates back to Islamic times. It has managed to retain much of its historic charms with magical character even though its one of Andalucía's fastest growing towns

Ronda was a favourite with the Romantics of the late 19thCentury, and has attracted international writers and artists, such as Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, David Wilkie, Alexandre Dumas and Rainer Maria Rilke.

The Puente Nuevo a handsome 18thcentury bridge which separates the old and new towns and crosses the gorge at its deepest and narrowest point. On the south side of the bridge is the charming old Moorish town. It is difficult to resist the opportunity to peer over the railings down to the river flowing 321ft below. A small prison used to exist in the middle of the bridge.

Famous for bullfighting and has one of Spain's oldest bullrings. The Plaza de Toros is now a museum and visitors can stroll into the arena.

Situated about an hour from the Costa del Sol and attracts numerous day trippers.

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