Jul 19, 2008

Ronda Tourist Attractions

El Tajo

Walking through Ronda's El Tajo, there is a choice between continuing on the main path which pursues a zigzag course to the lower mills (- 1/2 hour), and taking a side path on the right, through a small Moorish gate, the Arco Árabe or Arco del Cristo, to the power station (20minutes) and the upper mills. From either path there are fine views of the waterfalls and the Puente Nuevo.

Cuevas de la Pileta
C 339 (the Jerez road) crosses the river and runs northwest through beautiful scenery. In 12km/7.5mi a side road turns off on the left and goes via Montejaque to Benaoján (11km/7mi), near which are the very interesting Cuevas de la Pileta, stalactitic caves with realistic Stone Age paintings of animals, like those of Altamira but older (c. 10,000-25,000 B.C.).

New Bridge

(Local Name: Puente Nuevo) Beyond the Plaza España, the Puente Nuevo of 1788 spans the gorge of the Río Guadalevín at its narrowest point (70m/77yd); here the gorge is over 100m/330ft deep. From the bridge there is a breathtaking view into the gorge.

Old Town

On the far side Ronda's new bridge, high above the gorge, lies the old town of Ronda, La Ciudad.

This is the area where visitors will find many of the town's historical attractions.

Plaza de Toros

Near the junction of Carrera de Espinel and Calle Virgen de la Paz in Ronda is the Plaza de Toros (Bullring) of 1785, Spain's second oldest bullring, notable for its two tiers of arcaded galleries for the spectators. Ronda was the home of the Romero dynasty of bullfighters (Francisco, Juan and Pedro), who developed the rules of the present-day bullfight in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Serrania de Ronda

Southeast of Ronda are the barren rocky hills of the Serranía de Ronda. Part of the range, the Coto de la Serranía de Ronda, is a nature reserve in which ibexes and other wild animals can be seen.

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