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...
What a view!
I should add that my friends drove down from Murcia to see this amazing city with us...
The old part of town has the cutest streets, I couldn't get enough.
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".
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!
And before we knew it, the day was ending. I couldn't ask for a more beautiful view of the sunset...
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