After seeing the magnificent Puente Nuevo bridge, (especially coupled with that uphill walk), all I could think about was lunch! (Yes, even before carrying on with exploring the rest of the city).

As it turns out, lunch was quite an unremarkable affair so I’ll just skip past that one, and instead take you on a little walk around Ronda. 🙂

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We started off pretty much just wandering around the cobbled streets of the old town, making our way slowly towards the New Town and to Plaza de Toros de Ronda.

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Plaza de Toros de Ronda is an old arena (over 200 years old) and is a mix of Spanish and Arabesque architecture (albeit the latter is slightly less obvious).

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There was barely anyone around when we visited, save for some kids taking riding lessons which meant we pretty much had the entire arena to ourselves!

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After striking a ridiculous number of poses (don’t ask), we eventually headed out in search of more of what Ronda has to offer.

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Ronda is the perfect Spanish city for a more laid-back vacation. It’s fairly easy to see the bulk of the city over a weekend (a long one, if you must) and the rest of your time can just be spent relaxing and rejuvenating, which in my opinion is what holidays are truly for. 😉

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There are elements of its Moorish history (Muslims from North Africa and the European islands between Europe mainland and Africa), dotted around the city, which is always quite interesting to see as it means the architecture is unlike other places in Europe.

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Eventually, we made our way slowly back to the hotel (popping out briefly for dinner) and making the most of that no-limits drinks policy back at the hotel.

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The next day, in what turned out to be quite the last minute decision, we decided to make the most of the day (we would be leaving for the UK later that evening) and head over to see a sight I’ve always wanted to see – The Alhambra!

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Thing is, you’ve got to book tickets to visit in advance but I thought we might as well risk it and see if we could get in! Talk about a tense almost 2 hour ride over – but more on that in another post…

Before we left though we headed down to the valley to see the bridge one last time and bid farewell to Ronda properly!

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Isn’t it just a beaut?! 🙂



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Wow, what a beautiful town!! I have been to Seville, but this looks so quiet and charming! Thank you for sharing, I will bookmark it for the next planning trip!
xx Jenelle
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So glad you like it Jenelle, we fell in love with the town!

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Ronda with its cobbled streets and Plaze de Toros looks absolutely stunning! Beautiful post!

Miriam
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It’s such an incredible place! We fell in love with it! 🙂

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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What amazing photos!! Ronda was one of my favourite places we visited when we headed to Malaga last month, so much beautiful history there! Steph x
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Ah! So glad you went Steph, it’s an amazing place isn’t it! We travelled from Malaga too and it’s so easy.

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Ronda is literally 2 hours from my home it’s such a pity that people often forget to explore places close to home and try travel the furthest distance possible. I would save a lot of money by exploring all the little cities that are close to me and I’d be able to travel more often if I did so. Get it together Aimee! These photos are brilliant btw and it was nice hearing about your trip it has inspired me to travel closer to home 🙂

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Ahhhh! So so glad you like it! Thanks so much Aimee.

Ronda is such a special place and you’re so right, there’s a whole heap of places in your local area. We tend to do the same in London too… there’s always a feeling we need to ‘travel’ to discover new places.

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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I’ve been meaning to get to Ronda for 7 months! (as long as I’ve been in Spain) it looks quite similar to Cordoba actually, except for the cliffs. I have also found a lot of unremarkable food in these little cities but then the once and a while you find something fantastic is that much better right?;)

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Ah, you’ll love it Brooke. It’s such a gorgeous city…well worth a visit if you’re in Spain (and close by, obviously).

Yeh, food can be hit and miss at times… it’s always amazing when you find a local gem.

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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