Ronda is probably one of the prettiest small towns in Andalusia, I fell in love instantly!!!
Ronda is still one of those rare destinations in Europe that hasn’t yet been built up by big businesses or overtaken by the tourism industry. That’s not to say this isn’t a highly popular tourist destination, because it certainly is, but at least there aren’t any modern buildings or high rise hotels marring the natural landscape.
Ronda is probably most famous for El Tajo gorge, a large canyon cutting off the Old Town of Ronda from the New Town. Three bridges connect the two across the gorge, the most popular of which is the Puente Nuevo bridge. From here, there is a lovely view of the surrounding countryside and the pueblos blancos that are literally built right up to the edge of the cliff. Another magnificent viewpoint of this area is from Alameda del Tajo park – talk about a vista that will make you feel small and insignificant.
Home to the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda, Spain’s oldest and most noble order of horsemanship, an order that traces its heritage back to 1485. Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Ronda occupies a very special place in modern Spanish culture and history as the home of the Rondeño style of bullfighting and also of the Real Maestranza De Caballería De Ronda.