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Ronda Bullring

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  • Day17

    Ronda

    February 3 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Ronda is a mountaintop city in Spain’s Málaga province that’s set dramatically above a deep gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule. Puente Nuevo, is the stone bridge spanning the gorge.Read more

  • Day88

    Ronda Altstadt

    December 28, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Unsere Münchner Bekannter Thomas kam heute morgen zu uns auf den Stellplatz und es wurde kurz vorher sogar der Platz neben uns frei. Mittags dann zusammen ein Spaziergang in die Altstadt, wobei wohl die Brücke zur Altstadt die Hauptattraktion ist. In der Altstadt noch etwas gemütlich gegessen und dann wieder zurück zum Wohnmobil.Read more

  • Day24

    Full day in Ronda - part 1

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We headed out about 9.30 this morning. First we went to the Tourist Information Centre to find out where the path to the bottom of the gorge was, but they don’t open till 10am, so we just decided to cross the Bridge and find our own way there. Turns out it wasn’t too difficult, and it was well sign posted. We found the entrance to the walkway off Plaza Maria Auxiliadora, and followed it down on the western side of the gorge. We also went off the main path onto a side branch that was less well maintained, and this path that took us down until we were nearly under the bridge. It also afforded great views of the waterfall.

    We headed back up to the main walkway, and continued to descend into the gorge until we were in the best spot to get a great shot of the waterfall and bridge. Most of this walk was done in the shade, and while the temperatures were low 20’s. We then started the climb back up. On the way we saw some school kids being taken up in a tethered hot air balloon in the valley below, the balloon was getting up to about 50 to 60 metres, and then descending again to take up another group of students, who all seemed to be enjoying the ride immensely.

    After our epic walk into the gorge and back again we had a coffee and a bit of a rest. We then decided to just wander the streets and see what we encountered.
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  • Day24

    Museum of Ronda

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    The first thing we encountered as we wandered the beautiful narrow streets of Ronda was their Museum, which is housed in a most beautiful building that used to be a palace - Palacio De Mondragón - which has been beautifully maintained. Turns out Friday 27 September was “World Tourism Day”, so we had free entry into the museum. There was an exhibition upstairs that took you through the history of Ronda and about the different groups that invaded, overthrew or built particular aspects of the city. What I was most interested in was the architecture and design of the palace, including the courtyards, fountains and mosaic work. The views across the valley weren’t too shabby either.Read more

  • Day24

    Casa Del Rey Moro

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We were looking for the Arab Bath house, and came upon this place on the way. As it is privately owned, we had to pay an entry fee, but it was the only one of the day, and it was worth it. The gardens have been beautifully restored and maintained. They were designed for the Duchess by Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier in 1912 (the French architect’s first recognised work in Spain). The Neo-Mudejar style house, an amalgamation of several 18th century homes conceived by the Duchess of Parcent is in disrepair, and currently undergoing restoration.

    Last but not least, there is the Nasrid era Water Mine, which is one of the best conserved examples in Spain. It is below the Gardens - you have to descend in excess of 200 stairs (equivalent to a 20 storey building). It is dark, cool and damp. There are a number of areas where the stairs are spiral formation and it becomes wetter the further you descend. Many of the steps were very big, which is difficult for a person of my short stature, but I managed and it was well worth the effort to see the view of the gorge where the water source is.

    We then had to climb back up - I thought it would be more difficult than it was, and I was surprised how quickly we got back up. After such strenuous work we decided to reward ourselves with a drink and a bit of a relax at Terraza Chill Out Rey Moro, a lovely bar with great views and well shaded.
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  • Day24

    Siesta time!

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After we finished exploring the Arab Baths, we started the trek back to our apartment and, of course, we had a mountain of stairs to climb and it was very sunny and hot. We first crossed the Puente Viejo, which is the oldest of the 3 bridges that span the 120 metre deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city. It was built in 1616 and it currently is only available to pedestrians. Once over the bridge - which do have lovely views - we started to climb the stairs in the Jardines de Cueñca towards our apartment. There were several spots to walk down to the gorge to see views of the Puente Nuevo, but I was over it all, and just wanted to get back to he apartment for a cool drink and rest. In the evening we again just popped down to our local tapas bar for a quick meal and a glass of wine, as we want a fairly early night as we have the bike tour tomorrow morning.Read more

  • Day23

    Ronda

    September 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We arrived in Ronda around 1.30pm, and José gave us a quick tour around the city pointing out some of the key landmarks and recommending a couple of restaurants. He then dropped us off in our street which is right near the bridge (Puente Nuevo), the centre of all the action. As we were a bit early, and the apartment was still being cleaned, we walked up the street to a local tapas bar and decided to have some lunch - it turned out to be a great decision, as the food was fabulous, the wine and beer cold, and the two young guys who ran it really friendly.

    Our apartment was ready by 2pm, but as we were having fun trying a range of tapas, we weren’t in such a hurry and, as we only had to walk about 25 meters down the road, there was no rush.
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  • Day24

    Lunch time in Ronda

    September 27, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After a morning of climbing, walking and exploring, we decided it was time for a bocadillo (sandwich) and a non alcoholic drink. We found this little Bodega called Casa Don Curro that was like an Aladdin’s cave of wine, cheese, charcuterie and other delicious treasures. It was tiny with only two small tables and we grabbed the free one. As soon as we entered the store we were offered some cheese to taste which was delicious so my bocadillo was cheese and tomato and Ian had jamon and cheese. It was one of the most devious sandwiches I have had. We decided not to have any wine as there was still a bit of walking and exploring to do after lunch. The owner was very friendly and encouraged us to try a pastry from Ronda when we had our coffee. Left the Bodega fully satisfied and reenergised to take on what the rest of the day had to offer.Read more

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