Marvel at the Puerto nuevo brigde
The most famous site in Ronda is the extraordinary bridge which stretches across the El Tajo Gorge. Plunging 120 feet into the gorge, this is a major feat of engineering and a proper Kodak moment! There are lots of restaurants taking advantage of the views by clinging to the side of the canyon. We’d recommending heading to one of them for a drink or a snack, they offer an unbeatable angle on the bridge for photos and you can drink in the views while resting your feet. The scale of it all makes you feel pretty small!
Take in the views
Ronda is set in beautiful countryside and there are spectacular viewpoints dotted around the bridge to enjoy the breath-taking views. There’s also a lovely park called the Alameda del Tajo where you can take a stroll and enjoy vista after vista which will make you reach for your camera!
Learn about bullfighting
Ronda is considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting and has a spectacular bullring and an interesting museum, which gives you an insight into this Andalusian sport. Whilst bullfighting is a polarising subject, there’s no doubt that these bullrings are stunning and it is plays an important role in the Spanish culture. A visit to the bullring when there’s no fight is an interesting way to find out more about it and make your own mind up.
Visit the old Town
You should take some time to explore the beautiful Old Town, with its winding streets and white washed houses. Don’t miss the Alminar de San Sebastián, a 12th century minaret which is a reminder of the town’s Moorish past. There are many beautiful churches built on the remains of mosques from Moorish times, the most beautiful of which is Iglesia de Santa María La Mayor. There are also beautiful buildings, parks and squares all over this picturesque town, so take some time to just wander and soak up the views and atmosphere.
Insider’s Tip – There’s a lot of walking required to see all that Ronda has to offer, so wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect you from the sun and don’t forget the water!