Ronda, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia

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Still not sure where to travel this summer? Well, from Vuela Viajes we recommend you visit Andalusia, a land that offers everything a tourist could wish for: spectacular beaches, tremendously beautiful natural corners, charming towns, a rich historical and cultural heritage, exquisite gastronomy and cities that are worth it. know. Without a doubt, one of them is Ronda, the capital of the Serranía de Ronda region, which is located in the province of Malaga.

This ancient city is one of the most interesting in the autonomous community of Andalusia , as it stands out both for its urban planning and for its landscape and history. Would you like to discover more details about this corner of Malaga? Well, you know what to do! Do not miss anything that we tell you below!

The New Bridge of Ronda

Without a doubt, the most surprising thing about Ronda is that its urban area is divided in two by the Tajo de Ronda gorge, which is more than 150 meters deep. To unite both sides, the New Bridge was created, the symbol of the city, from where you can see the ridges of the Grazalema and Las Nieves mountains, and white villages located between wooded slopes. The Bridge, which was completed in the late 18th century, took more than 40 years to build. Nowadays it not only serves to unite the old part with the new one, but also as a viewpoint. Next to it is the Parador , from where you can also get wonderful views. There are other bridges that cross the city: the Arab, which was built in the 14th century, and the Old Bridge, which only consists of an arch about 10 meters in diameter.

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Old town

Beyond the bridge, Ronda’s old town stands out, which, how could it be otherwise, has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest. There were many peoples who inhabited these lands, such as the Celts, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Arabs, although they were finally reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. Of course, in this area of ​​the city with a medieval layout we continue to observe Arab reminiscences. Here you can visit the Lara Museum, which is dedicated to antiques; and that of the Bandit, which evokes the social phenomenon of bandits. In addition, we cannot forget to mention monuments such as the Iglesia Mayor, the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo, the Town Hall, the Casa del Rey Moro, the palaces of Mondragón and Salvatierra, the Casa del Gigante and the Alminar de San Sebastián, among many others. constructions that are worth visiting. Of course, the old town also hides a large number of alleys, squares and palace houses.

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The most modern Ronda

Yes, the old town of Ronda is tremendously beautiful, but there are more areas of the city that are also worth visiting. From the San Francisco neighborhood, one of the three parts of the city (we’ll talk about the other below), you can see the Puerta de Almocábar which, built in the 13th century, connects with the historic center. In addition, you can also contemplate the Arab wall and visit the Arab Baths, which are very well preserved. We must also mention the Convent of San Francisco, which only conserves the church. Finally, we have to talk about the El Mercadillo neighborhood, the most modern area, which also houses interesting points of interest, such as the Parador de Turismo; the Ronda bullring, one of the oldest in the world; the Alameda park; the Vicente Espinel Theater and a large number of churches.

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Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of this beautiful town of Malaga. By the way, do not hesitate to suggest more places of interest in Ronda.