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My travel in Europe:
Western Andalusia, southern Spain


Western Andalusia in thirteen days

  1. Day 1 - 4: Malaga - Cordoba
  2. Day 4 - 6: Seville
  3. Day 6 - 8: Cadiz
  4. Day 8 - 9: Cadiz to Algeciras along the Atlantic coast
  5. Day 9 - 11: Ronda*
  6. Day 11 - 13: Marbella

Round trip in Andalusia in Spain, Ronda, part 5:


Algeciras:

Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The train waiting to take us up to Ronda which is placed up in the mountain, about 750 meters above sea level. We have a fine weather today.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The railway take us through wonderful landscapes. We see a lot of people walking along the mountains.


Ronda:

Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

After about two hours we arrive to the railway station Ronda.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

After ten minutes walk we come to our hotel Hermanos Macias. It's a very nice hotel we have found on the internet, it also have a restaurant.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Stairs to the second floor were we have our room.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Ronda Bullring museum, this is one of the older and biggest arenas in Spain.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Ronda is placed on a cliff and as you see, it's deep out there! Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway looks to have like this place, they visited it several times and there are statues over them here. Orson is also buried here.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

View over the Mirador de Ronda.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

This must be that Ronda is most famous for, the bridge Puente Nuevo. This is the new one, the older one broke down in the 18th century. There is also two smaller and lower bridges.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The eastern side of Ronda is the oldest part. We now walking along the streets and looking at the shops.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


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Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Here we have found something exiting, a small path down to the valley under the bridge.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

It's very steep here and it's not so wise to walk here without helmets, lots of rocks that can fall down.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Our reward, to see the bridge from below.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

It's a bit exciting, no handrails.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

And now there is a hole in the walkway!


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

I think this has been water reservoirs for the farmers. We could also see a hydro power station below in the valley.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

And now, we just have to walk all the way up again!


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

La Caribad, touch sister Angela de la Cruz finger and it gives you luck. She was very well liked by the people here in Ronda.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Parroquia Santa Maria la Mayor.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


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Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Back to the bridge, after all walks we was tired and we went back to the hotel for a short nap.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

We are early, they eat very late here.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

New day and the plan today is to visit the north eastern part of the old town.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

It seems that they have been garroted, a Spanish execution method.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Now we have come to the bottom of the valley, we will soon see the other two old bridges.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The Roman Bridge, this is the lowest bridge. Behind the bridge is the Arab Bath.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The Arab Bridge.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The Roman bridge and Arab Bath to the right.


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Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

The new bridge, you can see on the other side the beginning of the arch from the old bridge that broke down.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Eastern part of the defense wall.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

This is the San Sebastian Minaret, the only minaret one we have seen on this round trip in Andalusia.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Today we had 16 degrees Celsius.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

Alameda del Tajo.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


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Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

We follow the English walkway along the cliff.


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda


Spain: Andalusia, Ronda

This evening ends with a delicious ice cream, tomorrow we travel to Marbella.

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