Rolling through Ronda

Today, I took a brief one-night detour into the small town of Ronda. Ronda is a very touristy town, popularized by the works of Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway, who took up partial residence here. The small town lies on a large gorge, called El Tajo, which splits the town into The Old City and The New City. Connecting the two parts over the gorge are 3 bridges. The most famous bridge is called Puente Nuevo, or “New Bridge”. This name is a bit of a misnomer, as it was completed in 1793. Nevertheless, this bridge is very dramatic, rising 390 feet over the canyon floor. This afternoon was spent strolling through the small town,hiking around this massive bridge, and soaking in the beauty of the surrounding scenery…

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The town is also known for its bullring

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My lunchtime view, overlooking El Tajo

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Looking out from one side of the Puente Nuevo

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Beautiful views of the Andalucian countryside

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Puente Nuevo with a small waterfall underneath

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Heading under the bridge

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Boo, sitting on Puente Nuevo

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The “New” Part of Ronda on one side of El Tajo

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The “Old” Part of Ronda sits on the other side. The “Old” part reminds me of a mini Lisboa with its cobblestone-lined winding streets

Tomorrow: Granada!

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