A Walking Tour of Ronda, Spain

January 27, 2015 Updated: January 27, 2015

A few years ago John and I spent a week biking in Spain’s Andalusia region. The trip finished in Ronda, a wonderful town, and one of the oldest in Spain, precariously perched in part above a rocky canyon with a depth of 120 meters.

The town is situated in the Malaga province, just 100 kilometers away from the North Africa coast.

One of its most famous symbols is the bridge; the Nuevo Puente built in the 18th century. It is a marvel from any angle. This is the bridge that Hemingway immortalized in his book – For Whom the Bell Tolls. We spent a day walking the town and trying to visit most of its famous sites.

(Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)
(Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)

Here are some of the highlights – at least in my mind.

This article was written by Leigh McAdam and originally published on HikeBikeTravel.com.Read the original here.

Interesting to look down on a garden plot in shades of green (Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)
Interesting to look down on a garden plot in shades of green (Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)

Bullfighting has been big in Ronda but will it end up going the way of the English blood hunt? (Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)
Bullfighting has been big in Ronda but will it end up going the way of the English blood hunt? (Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)

White buildings – some that are hotels and restaurants – along the edge of the gorge (Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)
White buildings – some that are hotels and restaurants – along the edge of the gorge (Leigh McAdam , Hike Bike Travel)