Tuesday, 26 November 2013


 A trip to Ronda today with our pampered pooch to re-stock on treats from our favourite pet shop. So, after parking the car in the underground car park at the top of Calle Espinel (or as it's popularly known "Calle la Bola"), we headed to the pet shop in Calle Cruz Verde.

Warm in the sun but freezing in the shadows, we stopped for a coffee in the sunshine of the Plaza del Socorro.

A new addition to the square since our last visit is this statue dedicated to Blas Infante, founding father of Andalucia.
A quirky but really interesting shop is this one at the bottom of "la Bolla" street, exaggerated pottery models of vehicles and caricatures of working people. Brilliant to stop and look...always brings a smile.
The oldest bull ring ring in Spain is in Ronda, open to the public for 6€ including access to the museum.

A pleasant stroll through the "Alameda del Tajo" that leads to stunning panoramic views at the end of the avenue of trees. 

  Another new addition since our last visit is the "Paseo de los Ingleses" (the English walk), where you can stroll along the clifftop whilst admiring the staggering views.

Onwards, across the Puente Nuevo into the historic old part of Ronda and its narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful palaces and houses.

Whilst it is possible to take the path down to the bottom of the gorge from the Plaza Maria Auxiliadora, we chose to drive and take a couple of pictures of one of the iconic images of Ronda, the El Tajo (gorge) spanned by the Puente Nuevo bridge.

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