Ronda

As described by Abú al Fidá (1273-1331)
[an] “…elegant and lofty city in which the clouds serve as a turban, and its towers as a sword belt.”

Ronda is a wondrous city that is built above a deep gorge (El Tajo). On one side of the gorge, the old town dates back to the 15th century and Moorish rule; on the other side is the new town. One of the most spectacular features in the city is the Puente Neuovo, a stone bridge that spans the 400 ft. gorge. Named the “new bridge” – construction started in 1759 and was completed 34 years later!

There is always something to observe when strolling the narrow cobbled streets..

 

 

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