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Remarkable Ronda

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A June 2006 trip to Ronda by Kez

Plaza de Toros de Ronda Photo, Ronda, Spain More Photos
Quote: Ronda is a citadel perched atop a steep, dramatic escarpment and boasts some of the most jaw dropping spectacular views you could hope to see!

Remarkable Ronda

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Overview

New Bridge Photo, Ronda, Spain
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Dissected in two by the El Tajo gorge and joined by the 18th century “New Bridge”, the town itself is charming and pretty. It has a long history and plenty to keep you busy. For me it was the location of the city. No matter how many times you see it you are drawn back again and again to the cliff edge and those stupendous views.If you are entering from the south there is the well preserved Almocabar city wall and gate from the 13th century with the Church of the Holy Ghost standing steadfastly behind.Within the Alameda Park that runs along the edge of the escarpment there is a long walkway along the length of the cliff edge so you see more than one vista. When you finally tear ...Read More

Hotel Arunda II

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Hotel

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We chose the Hotel Arunda II for the simple reason it offered off street parking. Mind you if we had seen just how tight the parking was we might have opted for elsewhere. We were only in a little car and even with the side mirrors pulled in we had about 2cm spare on each side of the car. Close!The rooms were plain and nothing to write home about, timber beds and tiled floors but very uninspiring and the bathroom could have done with a really good bleaching. The actual restaurant within the hotel was closed so they were utilizing another little room where they served the breakfast of cafe and pan that was included in the price. The rate was 50 euros plus 6 for parki...Read More

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Hotel Arunda II
C/ Jose Maria Castello 10 - 12
Ronda, Spain 29400
+34 952 872519

Nuevo Mundo Chinese Restaurant

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Restaurant

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As usual I was searching out my vegetable fix so we opted for our normal choice of Chinese. It's not that I dislike Spanish food but they just don't serve enough veggies for my liking. We found the New World – lovely and fresh food without all being fried. The food was good, they serve giant spring rolls in Spanish Chinese. They are triple the size on the ones we normally have.We enjoyed some beautiful fresh white asparagus so my veggie cravings were satisfied once again. It is the same all over Spain; Chinese must not be very popular as all the Chinese restaurants are absolutely huge and beautifully decorated but are always so nearly empty with no more than one or two tables o...Read More

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Nuevo Mundo Chinese Restaurant
C/ Cruz Verde 50
Ronda, Spain
+34 952 187156

Pueblos Blancos

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Attraction

Setinel Photo, Ronda, Spain
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My partner’s favourite town was definitely Olvera about 30 kilometres from Ronda. You see it long before you arrive – that’s how we found it - it literally drew us in when we saw it in the distance. Since we had been in Spain he wanted to visit a “real” Spanish castle so he finally received his wish. As usual position wise the town stands on the top of a hill and has the castle on the pinnacle and just to one side just below an imposing church or Iglesia. Clustered below these two landmarks is the village of white houses cascading down and around the hillside. We immediately decided to detour not knowing where we going so we ended up driving on and on and up and up a narrow, steep and ...Read More

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Plaza de Toros de Ronda

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Attraction | "Plaza de Toros"

Plaza de Toros de Ronda Photo, Ronda, Spain
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Ronda has the oldest operational bullfighting arena but is well worth visiting even when not in use. At the entrance there stands a particularly handsome and proud statue of “el toro”. You can wander around the amphitheatre that makes up the ring, through all the stalls and back areas and there is also an interesting museum. The museum holds many sets of elaborate costumes, blades and pictures from past famous bullfighters including the famous Romero and Ordenez families. Within the arena the seating is divided into two levels and is graced with slender sandstone pillars with the wooden partitions in yellow and red stripes. As a bit of trivia the bullring is recognizable as the...Read More

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Plaza de Toros de Ronda
Calle Virgen De La Paz, 15
Ronda, Malaga, Spain 29400
952 87 15 39