RondaNovember 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C
We took the bus, well 2 buses to go to Ronda up,in the hills elevation 738m apparently. Local Bus trip was the traumatic part as although we arrived at the stop early the bus was very late and proceeded to do a couple of out and back legs on the way to the main station, we arrived with 1 minute to spare and still had to buy the tickets but we needn't have worried the coach from Torremolenos to Seville via Ronda was also late. After a small diversion via San Pedro we headed up into the hills gradually making winding way. 75 mins later and we were there, just a 5 min stroll to the 'new bridge' over the 120m gorge, that takes you to the old town. As you can see there was some stunning scenery, we visited the local museum to read about the history of Ronda and also something they call the mine.
Photo 1 is new bridge from top, photo 2 is looking up at it from the other side, we walked all the way down and back up. Photo 3 shows the old bridge and the view beyond, photo 4 is the exterior of the mine which was so the literature said supposed to hold secret bathing places for queens, slaves formed a human chain to bring water up from the river below. Photo 5 is again of the view the old town of Ronda sits atop a plateau almost, photo 6 is of the Moorish baths at the base of the town by the old Roman bridge which isn't Roman at all but Moorish.Read more