Travel: Ronda, Spain

Yesterday we traveled from Carmona to Ronda.  We stopped for a coffee break near a small lake along the way.

Pristine lakes fed by mountain streams.
Whitewashed hilltop town in the distance.

Next we visited a locally famous bull ranch followed by a lunch before traveling onward to the hill town of Ronda, our home for the next two nights.

A young bull in training with many years before the ring.
Another candidate in waiting.
Novice matador years away from the bull ring.
Big bull in need of more training.
Beautifully trained horses are essential to guiding the bulls from pasture to the ring.

After lunch we make our way to the hill town of Ronda.  Our hotel is perched on the cliffs of the old town.

Our hotel is at the top of the bridge dating to 1454 AD.
The gorge is 275 feet below the bridge and town center.

Today we explored the old town of Ronda.  It’s mostly residential, quiet and secluded.  Narrow lanes and alleys.  We walked along the edges of the cliffs back to the City Center for lunch and some of us visited a crafts center.  Tonight home hosted dinner.

We are off to Córdoba and Ubeda (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Travel: Ronda, Spain”

  1. This looks great! It’s a part of Spain I am unfamiliar with and I love seeing it through your beautiful photos and wonderful commentary.

  2. Your OAT trip is far better than the one I had with another tour group. Think I might have to revisit and see some REAL sights.

  3. I think you are both ready for the ring. Ole!
    Thanks for the history lesson, and beautiful pics.

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