Ronda: The Bridge

12:54:00 PM Brooke Neal 10 Comments

Ronda is a small town in Spain with a long and interesting past dating back to 6BC. Settled by Celts, conquered by Roman, it has seen the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of the Moors, the Napoleonic Invasion and the Spanish Civil War.  Today is a sleepy city of little significance except for the massive bridge built in 1791 that attracts visitors. Known at the Puente Nuevo, the new bridge rises almost 400 feet above the ground floor offering up a great photo op.  

Bob and I took a hike down to the bottom of the bridge and into the valley below. There is actually a pilgrimage road you can follow that will lead you all the way around to the other side of the city, but we didn't have time for such a long hike. With limited time we contented ourselves with the verdant fields below then stopped at the small hotel below the falls for a respite before making the accent back to the top.  



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10 comments:

  1. Wow! I´m from Portugal and didn't know that this exist in Spain (the country next to mine) =)

    Nice capture ;)

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  2. So amazing the construction that took place so many years ago without the modern tools of today!

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  3. Stunning photos, especially that first one. Wow, what a bridge complete with waterfall.

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  4. Wow, another place worthy of visit.

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  5. That is very cool. The water fall under the bridge is amazing. What a fabulous place.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

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  6. So lovely!
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  7. I was in Malaga and Benalmadina but never made it to this town. I've seen the Ronda hotel in Figueres, though.

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  8. What a fascinating place. The bridge certainly has a lot of personality.

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  9. WOW!! Never hears of this place before. It's like a place from a fairy tale. <3

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