Dramatic views from Ronda
Most of the people that visit Ronda enjoy the spectacular views from its iconic Puente Nuevo (new bridge), but there are other many spots where you can enjoy what Ronda has to offer and are often missed by visitors. In our Ronda tour, our guide will take you to all the favolous spots listed on this article.
Puente Nuevo, Ronda (new bridge)
The mosts iconic landmark in Ronda. The views from the centre of Ronda’s Puente Nuevo are just spectacular, period. Whatever direction you choose to look, you will enjoy the stunning views. 400 feet below, the river carves through the boulders of the El Tajo gorge; to the east, the fantastic countryside of the Serrania de Ronda, the Ronda wine country, to the west are Sierra de Grazalema natural park. Fr the best views (see photo) , you will need to access it by car to a secret spot.
Alameda del Tajo
To get a a better views of the Grazalema mountains and the landscape that surrounds Ronda, we will go to to the Alameda del Tajo. Located just to the north of the historic bullring, this beautiful park’s main avenue leads to the cliff edge, where you’ll find viewing balconies where you can enjoy the fantastic views. These are the perfect spots from which to contemplate Ronda’s incomparable location.
The Bottom of El Tajo
To truly appreciate the dimensions of Ronda’s Puente Nuevo (new Bridge), head to the bottom of El Tajo (gorge). To enjoy the views from down below you will have to walk down via the museum la casa del rey moro (moorish king museum), from this perspective you will enjoy amazing views. Once you’re standing underneath the bridge, you really begin to appreciate what a piece of engineering the bridge is and why it took 40 years to get built.
Ronda’s understated and not so visited “Old Bridge” (puente viejo) dates from the early 17th century and was one of two original crossings bridges (one roman and the other moorish). It’s located at the east side of the puente nuevo at a lower altitude, it offers great views of the eats side of Ronda. Puente Viejo can be reached by a nice walk down through the Jardines de Cuenca (see below), or by our favorite route though the old town and then going down to the east city fortress wall. This is our recommended walking tour of Ronda and it takes about 45 minutes.
Jardines de Cuenca
Once we crossed the Puente Viejo, we will walk up to the Jardines de Cuenca. It is located directly opposite the House of the Moorish King. This is a relatively new park from where you will enjoy the best views of the gorge and also the Puente Nuevo (new bridge).
If you decide to go to Ronda as a day trip from Malaga or Marbella (which we really recommend), lets us walk you to to all these secret spots, you will get a once in a life time experience.
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