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Ronda George

Ronda George

Ronda is situated in a very mountainous area about 750 m above mean sea level. The Guadalevín River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep, 100 plus meters deep El Tajo canyon upon which the city perches.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Ronda

Ronda West

Ronda West

Three bridges span the gorge but the most impressive is the New Bridge - Puente Nuevo which was built between 1750 and 1793. This is the tallest of the bridges, rising over 120 metres, above the gorge. From the south side you can take a trail down the canyon to a viewing point looking back towards Puente Nuevo and the rivers waterfall.

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Ronda East

Ronda East

Ronda can with relatively easily accessed from the Costa del Sol by road – though the road winds up the side of the mountains, also by less demanding road from Cadiz or by rail from Algeciras and Córdoba The British military built the single track railway between Ronda and Algeciras, in order to allow their officers on Gibraltar escape the summer heat. Construction took place between in the early 1890s. .

Ronda South

Ronda South

A number of writers have been captives of the town’s beauty and written about the town in their works. Hemmingway is said to have used El Tajo and its steep cliffs as inspiration for a murderous scene in For Whom Bells Toll where during the Spanish Civil War, Republicans murder the Nationalist inhabitants of an Andalusian town by throwing them over the cliffs. This was based on actual killings which took place in the town. George Eliot wrote his book Daniel Deronda ("Daniel of Ronda"), based on a Jew who was brought up as an Englishman. In the early 20th century Rainer Maria Rilke, the German Poet, spent long periods in Ronda and kept a long stay room the Hotel Reina Victoria, this room remains unchanged since Rilke’s last visit. .

Ronda North

Ronda North

The former town hall, which sits next to the Puente Nuevo, is the site of a parador, and has a view of the Tajo canyon. The oldest bull ring in Spain, built in 1784 is on the this side of the town, it’s construction is neo classical and was designed by José Martin de Aldehuela, the designer of Puente Nuevo.

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Road to Ronda

Road to Ronda

The A 397 connects to the A7 just north of Alcantara. This A 397 winds its way to the valley and mountain side to Ronda. The journey time is about 40 to 50 minutes depending on traffic. .

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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