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Places to visit in Ronda

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Places to visit in Ronda

Ronda is located in a hilly area about 750 meters above sea level.

The Guadalevín River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the Tajo (gash) on which the city stands.
Ronda was first settled by the Celts, but its architecture reveals Roman and Moorish style.

Ronda has three bridges: San Miguel Bridge, the Old Bridge and New Bridge. The "New Bridge" may not be the most appropriate name since it was completed in 1793.

The New Bridge is the tallest of the bridges, has an altitude of 120 meters above the canyon floor.

An important site is the Ronda bullring, the oldest bullring of Spain which is still used, albeit infrequently. It was built in 1784 in neoclassical style by the architect José Martin de Aldehuela, who also designed the New Bridge.

Another important site are the Arab Baths, which are partially intact, are below the city and date back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Places to visit in Ronda
New Bridge, Ronda

New Bridge

It is also known as Tajo de Ronda (Ronda gash). It was built between 1759 and 1793. It is a gorge that connects the old town of Ronda with the new part. Tajo de Ronda has more than 100 meters deep. The bridge has a large central circular arch resting on a smaller arch. It is the small arch through which passes the river Guadalevin.
From the large central arch open two sides.

Saint Miguel Bridge, Ronda

Saint Miguel Bridge

The origins of this bridge are not very clear, but it is said that probably has its beginning in the seventeenth century. The bridge is located on the Arch of Philip V. The arrangement of the bridge was paid by the company Tanners whose patron is San Miguel and whereby was named. It was used to access a natural water birth and move merchandise.

Old Bridge, Ronda

Old Bridge

It was the second bridge to be built in the city. By building the new bridge, he passed automatically called old bridge. It was built in the sixteenth century to unite the Islamic part of the old medina with the Barrio Padre de Jesus (neighborhood Father of Jesus). This bridge has a single arch threaded double brick. The balconies are the result of the remodeling the bridge but were not at seniority.

Bullring

Bullring

Ronda is one of the cradles of modern bullfighting. Its bullring is the oldest that exist in Spain. The construction of this bullring lasted six years and was finally inaugurated in 1785 with a bullfight.
This bullring belongs to the Real Maestranza of Chivalry of Ronda. In this city the tradition of chivalry is preserved.

Arab baths, Ronda

Arab baths

We found it in the ancient Islamic suburb of Ronda. They are the best preserved thermal baths of Spain belonging to the Muslim era. It is divided into three rooms perfectly preserved: the warm bath room, cold bath room and hot tub room.
It also preserves the boiler area, this area was used to heat water, but after the Christian conquest became tanneries.

Moorish King’s house, Ronda

Moorish King’s house

It is a maze in a building of irregular plant. It has many stairs that manages the slopes and a facade with two towers of different heights. The back of the house has landscaped terraces overlooking the Tajo de Ronda. The grounds of the house are decorated with ponds, fountains and tiles. Inside the house there is a mine from which they drawing water, is of Arab origin, reaches the bottom of the pit.