Ronda “the dreamt-of town”

Ronda – the dreamt-of town

Our excursion to Ronda, which is also very popular among our students, goes to Ronda, a romantic town famous for poets and authors such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Ernest Hemingway and many more who were inspired by the enchanting cobblestone alleys, Moorish arches, parks and ancient bridges over the deep “Tajo” canyon. On our walk through Ronda we see the Moorish district with the ancient town wall, watch towers and the Moorish Baths which we can visit inside. There a film takes us to the XIII century when Ronda was an important town of commerce. The Christian district forms a contrast to the Moorish one. We cannot miss the viewpoint in the Tajo Canyon where we have a breathtaking view at the nearly 100 meters high Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). Then we cross the bridge and looking down we learn what the Spanish nickname of the bridge is about. We take a look at the bullfighting ring which is one of the oldest ones in Spain and then go to a confectioner’s where we can try the typical “Yemas del Tajo”.