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Ronda, Spain

Saturday, March 30, 2019

We traveled through the Spanish mountains to Ronda. On route, we stopped at a taverna where an impressive assortment of hams and garlic hung over the bar.

Ronda was a favorite destination of the Romantic poets. Other writers such as Washington Irving and Ernest Hemingway were inspired by Ronda’s beauty. The buildings are white washed with tile roofs; and the city is separated by a dramatic gorge. It was beautiful but also very crowded. We walked through old the town to the bridge ,

Closeup of the inlaid stone pattern in the pedestrian street

On the bridge

Bridge, and views of the gorge from the ridge

This ancient statue is the fabled Greek hero Hercules who supposedly came to Ronda during his labors.

Views from the ridge

We also visited the bullfighting Museum and Arena (we did not see a bullfight). I am opposed to bullfighting; I think it is cruel. However it is an important part of Spain’s culture and history.

After our visit to Ronda we drove through the mountains to the Mediterranean coast. We stayed at Torremolinos on the Costa Del Sol. Our room had a nice view of the Mediterranean sea and palm trees. I apparently took NO photos of the Mediterranean beaches.

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    256 days ago
    Wow! Even the sidewalks are beautiful! I love historical places like this! emoticon
    256 days ago
    Thank You again for sharing your photos and trip with us Alison. This is my favorite city so far. It is so beautiful and so dramatic. It always amazes me that the architecture is so intricate and because it is so old, I always wonder how, without the equipment available to us today, they were able to construct buildings and bridges that are still standing.

    257 days ago
    Ronda looks fabulous! Love all your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon emoticon
    257 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Wow!! What a gorgeous city....the views are amazing! Your vacation pics are lovely...thanks for sharing!
    257 days ago
    That is quite a gorge! The houses seem to be built right on the edge. I hope no one takes a wrong turn at night. Do you know whether this was caused by an earthquake? Is it perhaps on a fault line?

    Isn't it amazing to think of people working so hard to make something as simple as pavement beautiful? The workmanship is lovely.

    257 days ago
    Wow, beautiful pics. Thanks for taking time out of your vacay to share so many lovely photos.
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