"Ronda is the place to go on your honeymoon or with your sweetheart. The whole town and its surroundings are a romantic setting. Lovely walks, good wine and excellent food' - Ernest Hemingway
The eminent American writer was far from the only one to be enchanted by the views and nature of this town. Surrounded by several mountain ranges, Ronda has for centuries attracted travellers from all over the world. Poets, painters, writers and thinkers have sought inspiration in its spectacular scenery, while its surrounding cliffs and gorges have long served as the perfect hideout for the legendary local outlaws.
Ronda rises above fertile valleys, vineyards and olive fields. Its ancient streets run right along the bluffs, making the entire town an uninterrupted vantage point.
The main attraction is the famous New Bridge, one of the most ambitious engineering structures of its time. About 100 metres high, it crosses a deep gorge and connects 2 sheer cliffs.
Ronda, also known as the cradle of bullfighting and home of the famous bullfighters, is home to Spain's oldest bullfighting arena.
The Arab quarter with its narrow winding streets and white, ramshackle houses holds the centuries-old history of one of the oldest cities in Spain. This is made up of tiny ancient churches and the old palaces of the Castilian nobility, some of which have been converted into small hotels or themed museums.
Apart from the architecture, history and stunning nature, Ronda is also renowned for its authentic gastronomy, especially its fine wines. Taste the local dishes in one of the many tavernas or restaurants. Some are situated right above the abyss. Here, with a glass of wine, one can enjoy beautiful views over the gorge and the mountains surrounding Ronda.