Ronda and its cliffs

Ronda is a very peculiar city located on an important chain of cliffs. This spot can be visited while being in the Spanish region of Andalusia, in the province of Málaga, and is very interesting due to its history as well as to the way its construction combines architecture with nature due to a peculiar geographical location.

The city of Ronda was built on a cliff area located at about 750 meters over sea level and is divided by the Guadalevin River which runs through the middle of the city. This way, this city shows a very peculiar and unique appearance and structure, which is the main attraction it offers, although it has several other interesting characteristics to share with its visitors.

The northern area of the city is known as Modern Ronda, an area built during the XVIII century. The southern side of the town is called the Old City and is the spot which contains the first constructions built in Ronda. These areas, the Modern City and the Old City, separated by the Canyon, offer very interesting characteristics and antique constructions from different époques.

Tourists who visit the city of Ronda could observe two interesting bridges called the Puente Viejo or Old Bridge and the Puente Nuevo or New Bridge. These bridges would not only allow visitors to go from one side of the town to the other but also enjoy an amazing view of the canyon, locally called Tajo, and the surroundings as well.

One of the most interesting spots visitors can meet in Ronda is the Plaza de Toros. The Plaza de Toros is recognized as the most antique bull fighting ring in the entire country, offering this way a unique structure in neoclassical style along with a great amount of historical events worthwhile to learn while meeting it. This bull fighting ring is still used and, this way, tourists could not only learn about its history but also be spectators of a bull fight in it.

Ronda is also interesting due to the fact that it perfectly combines modern life with its antique constructions and historic environment. This way, tourists could find cafes, restaurants, shops, and several other facilities while being surrounded by antique constructions and structures which would allow them to feel like having traveled back to the XVIII century.

Map of Ronda in Spain