Ronda, Spain

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Ronda is a small city in southern Spain built on top of a mountain above a deep gorge called El Tajo. El Tajo separates the city's "new town" (from the 15th century) and the old town dating back to the Moorish rule! When I say old, I mean OLD town... the town still has remains of prehistoric settlements, as in the stone age!

When we first arrived and parked, Ronda seemed like just a small Spanish town, until we walked through the park to this view... 

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What a view!

I should add that my friends drove down from Murcia to see this amazing city with us... 

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The old part of town has the cutest streets, I couldn't get enough. 

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One of the locals told us an apartment in this building is only 300-400 euros/ month! Where do I apply!? We passed this charming apartment building and the park pictured below on our way to a trail to get a better view of the "new bridge". 

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 Walking down to the trail 

Walking down to the trail 

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About this bridge... Puente Nuevo, it is the newest and largest of the 3 bridges in Ronda. The construction of this bridge started in 1759, doesn't sound so new anymore, huh. The chamber above the central arch once served as prison and torture chamber :/ Nonetheless, its a magnificent sight! 

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 View from the restaurant we ate at. There are multiple of places to eat with great views in Ronda. 

View from the restaurant we ate at. There are multiple of places to eat with great views in Ronda. 

And before we knew it, the day was ending. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful view of the sunset... 

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Ronda was one of my favorite cities to visit and explore, I just wish we had more time!... till next time! 

To read about what brought me to Spain, visit my post: Spain - English Camp