Favourite Places in Spain, Ronda in Andalusia

“We sighted Ronda. It was raised up in the mountains, like a natural extension of the landscape, and in the sunlight it seemed to me to be the most beautiful city in the world.” –  José Agustín Goytisolo

Ronda  is one of the pueblos blancos (white towns) so-called because it is whitewashed in the old Moorish tradition and sits like a shining wedding cake in contrast to the surrounding ragged countryside.  It also happens to be one of the most spectacularly located towns in Andalucía sitting on a massive rocky outcrop straddling a precipitous limestone cleft in the mountains.

During the day it is a busy place with a procession of tour buses from the Costas and from the city of Seville but this is a town to enjoy in the evening when everyone has gone home.  I stayed here for two nights in 2016 and have always regretted that it wasn’t three or maybe four.

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32 responses to “Favourite Places in Spain, Ronda in Andalusia

  1. Being more of a visual type… I’m truly enjoying the galleries you’ve been posting. That bridge is rather splendid. And oh! that sunset! Marvelous!

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  3. I remember commenting on your earlier post about Ronda, a place we enjoyed on a day trip from our base at Estepona. Stunning gorge, great lunch, cheap huge chunk of Iberico ham to bring home, but the bullring was closed for the day. Hell of a drive up there though!

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  4. Who was that Flamenco dancer I saw you with last night? That was no Flamenco dancer, that was……..

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  5. too many tour buses for me, long time not there.

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  6. I must add this to my list. 🙂 Lovely photos.

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  7. It’s on my list! Great pictures.

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  8. How long a drive is it from Seville, Andrew? I’ve always regretted not going there.

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  9. You are killing me with all these gorgeous pictures of Spain! We will only be in the country for a matter of hours when our ship docks in Barcelona. If it’s not on the way to the airport, I am going to miss it!

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  10. Really impressive architecture and views. That’s something worth seeing in person, for sure.

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