We left Granada, my most favorite city on our tour of Andalusia and headed to the remote, cliff-side village of Ronda. Nestled high away in the Serrania de Ronda Mountains, is one of the oldest towns in Spain. The main reason why people come to Ronda is to see its magnificent 150m/500 foot gorge which divides the town into two. It is an incredible sight, however, what I found most beautiful was the lush, green Spanish countryside surrounding the town.
The Roman Bridge, Puente San Miguel which soars majestically over the Guadelevin River.
Only a two and a half hour drive from Granada, Ronda is an easy place to spend a day or two relaxing and admiring the beautiful Spanish countryside. Unfortunately we experienced some terrible weather as it rained the entire time we were in Ronda. I was still able to snap a few good pictures to give you an idea of the splendor of this place. Here they are….
The Palador de Ronda where we stayed with views of the gorge.
Striking, cliff-hanging views of the lush countryside.
The 500-foot gorge.
Another view of the impossibly dramatic cliffs where Ronda sits supremely.
I had to take this shot as good friends of ours got engaged at this gazebo which is half the reason why we stopped in Ronda to check it out. We weren’t disappointed.
Our next stop was the famous Costa del Sol, the “Sunshine Coast” where I was hoping to spend some time relaxing on the beach. It was rather ironic because it rained the entire time we were there! No pictures were taken and we ended up spending the day inside at a movie, not outside enjoying the Costa del Sol. Oh well.
Stay tuned…next stop the Straits of Gibraltar and then back around up to Seville.