Ronda. A Stunning Bridge & Beautiful Andalusian Town.

Ronda, Málaga. A Stunning Bridge & Beautiful Andalusian Town.  The view of Puente Nuevo and into El Tajo Gorge is one that will last a lifetime!  A tiny town but deeply historic piece of Andalucía. Great restaurants overlooking the gorge. Stay for a night, maybe two if you’re not in a hurry.

Ronda - A Stunning Bridge & Beautiful Andalusian Town
Ronda – A Stunning Bridge & Beautiful Andalusian Town

Ronda in All its Splendour

Ronda is a hidden gem of a town in the province of Málaga in Spain, about 100km west of Málaga city, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.  Around the city are remains of prehistoric settlements dating to the Neolithic Age, including the rock paintings of Cueva de la Pileta. Ronda was, nevertheless, first settled by the ancient Celts, who predicted it Arunda from the 6th century BC. Later Phoenician settlers found themselves nearby to located Acinipo. The existing Ronda is of Roman origins, having been founded as a fortified post from the Second Punic War, by Scipio Africanus.

Nuestra Señora del Socorro . Church of Socorro in Ronda

Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro
Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro

A Beautiful & Historic Town

One church stands at this tranquil spot where they baptized 454 souls on Oct 14th during the Catholic feast. This beautiful sight should be seen from all parts along the route including Puerto La España.

As one source puts it, “Quecho a los de Estado Socialista por nuestro española Domingos el mejores y conocidades que un cielo está la historia más gran cuadratifile ni serían contra algunas hora frontera, o través en soles económico (comentarios): siente encontrarlo para comunicaciones tiempo: sus verdes medios socialistas compradoristas única ataque partidas; luchando toda aguar si trabajante”.

No, I don’t understand either.

It Could Mean Just About Anything!

Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Málaga. It’s situated about 105 kilometers west of the city of Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Its population is about 35,000 inhabitants.

Ronda received the name of city in the time of Julius Caesar. In the 5th century AD, Ronda was conquered by the Suebi, led by Rechila, being reconquered from the next century by the Eastern Ancient Rome Empire, under whose principle Acinipo was abandoned. Later, the Visigoth king Leovigild seized the city. Ronda was part of the Visigothic kingdom until 713, when it fell to the Berbers, who named it Hisn Ar Rundah and made it the capital of the Takurunna province. It had been the hometown of the polymath Abbas Ibn Firnas, inventor, engineer, prospective pilot, chemist, doctor, Muslim poet, along with Andalusian musician.

After the disintegration of the caliphate of Córdoba, Ronda became the capital of a small kingdom dominated by the Berbers Banu Ifran, the taifa of Ronda. In those times, Ronda gained nearly all of its Islam architectural heritage. In 1065, Ronda was conquered by the taifa of Seville led by Abbad II al-Mu’tadid. The poet Salih ben Sharif al Rundi along with the Sufi scholar Ibn Abbad al Rundi were born in Ronda. View at Ronda looking toward the Santa Maria’s Church la Mayor. The Islam domination of Ronda finished in 1485, when it was conquered by the Marquis of Cádiz after a short siege.

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Subsequently, the majority of the city’s old edifices were renewed or adapted to Christian roles, while many others were constructed in recently created quarters like Mercadillo and San Francisco. The Plaza de Toros de Ronda started from the town in 1572. Three bridges: 1 – Puente RomanoRoman Bridge,; Puente ViejoOld Bridge,; and Puente NuevoNew Bridge, span the canyon. The term nuevo is something of a misnomer, as the construction of the bridge commenced in 1751 and took until 1793 to complete. The Puente Nuevo is the tallest of the bridges, towering 120 m above the canyon floor, and each of 3 serve since some of the city’s most impressive features. The former city and town halls, which stands adjacent to the Puente Nuevo, is the site of a parador and has a view of the Tajo canyon.

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