Travelogue

Ronda

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Ronda is situated in the Spanish province of Málaga and is surrounded by mountains giving it a magical character. The Guadalevin River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep El Tajo canyon.  The New Bridge is the symbol and soul of the city and it looks like from an adventure film, with picturesque houses leaning at the abbyss. The bridge is 98 metres high and the stones from which it was built were taken from the El Tajo’s gorge. The bridge dates to 1751 and it took 42 years to build. The new bridge enables the connection  between the modern quarter of the city, called also the market’s quarter, and   the old quarter of the city. There are two other bridges lower in the gorge, that are much older Puente Romano, Puente Viejo. Because of the steep cliffs, Ronda was one of the last Moorish cities to fall during the Reconquest of Spain by the Catholic monarchs.

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