The first thing you notice about the Andalusian city of Ronda is the Tajo de Ronda. This spectacular gorge splits the historic city in two. The city is located in the middle of the mountains at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. If that isn’t exciting enough, Ronda has a rich past. The Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Moors have all lived in the territory of Ronda. Ronda also played an important strategic role in wars and was a thriving trading city. The result: a beautiful historic town full of fascinating sights and wonderful vantage points over the natural surroundings.
The Puente Nuevo: an ancient eye-catcher
This spectacular bridge from 1793 is one of the best sights. With its 98 meters height and three arches, the Puente Nuevo is a popular photo object. The most beautiful pictures can be taken far below the bridge at the river Gaudalevin. Staying up? Then you can walk between the Mercadillo and La Ciudad districts. The Puente Nuevo runs over the deep gorge that separates the two areas.
Discover the best viewpoints of Ronda
Those with a fear of heights may occasionally have a hard time in Ronda. For example, there is the Balcón del Coño. The view over the valley that you have from there makes this place an absolute must-see. Especially if you stand on the small balcony that hangs above the valley. For even more beautiful views, you can also take a leisurely stroll through the Jardines de Cuenca. This beautiful park full of roses offers a view of the Puente Nuevo, among other things.
Go back in time amidst beautiful historic buildings
In Ronda you will find one of the best preserved Moorish baths in Spain. In the Baños Arabes you are back in the 13th century. Also look at the ‘stars’ in the roof. The city also has several interesting palaces. For example, visit the Palacio de Mondragón from the 14th century. Here you can also discover everything about the Roman and Moorish times in the historical and archaeological Museo Municipal de Ronda.
Explore the old town
The Ciudad is the cozy historic center of Ronda. The district is characterized by white houses and beautiful squares. Have you gotten hungry and thirsty? There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to welcome you.
Enjoy Spain’s unspoilt nature
A holiday home in Ronda is also a good idea if you like being in nature. There are two beautiful nature reserves near the city: Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves.