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Ronda - Five Fascinating Facts

The spectacular setting of Ronda situated  on top a of deep gorge spanned by a magnificent stone bridge © Michelle Chaplow
The spectacular setting of Ronda situated on top a of deep gorge spanned by a magnificent stone bridge

Ronda - Five Fascinating Facts

Best-known for its spectacular setting atop a deep gorge spanned by a stone bridge, Ronda has a rich cultural and literary tradition, and is the home of modern bullfighting. Every September, the town plays host to one of Andalucia's most charming festivals, the Feria Goyesca which brings together art, horsemanship and la corrida with exquisite historic costumes and colourful processions in this atmospheric mountain town.

 

 

As a bullfighting Mecca (see FACT I), Hemingway was inevitably drawn to Ronda. But he also used the town in one of his greatest novels. In "For Whom… More →

As well as Americans Hemingway and Welles (see FACT I), many writers and artists stayed in the genteel mountain resort of Ronda in the 19th and 20th… More →

No one can come to the hilltop town of Ronda, Andalucia's most-visited pueblo blanco, without being aware of its significance in the bullfighting world. From More →

Cueva de la Pileta is 15km south of Ronda, and is well worth seeing unless you suffer from claustrophobia or hate bats. These prehistoric cave… More →

During the Napoleonic wars, many Andalucians took to the hills to organise resistance movements. These often took the form of banditry, attacking soldiers or rich travellers as they took the… More →

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