Behind the Plaza de Toros are Ronda's spectacular walkways celebrating two famous visitors, the Paseos de Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, both great aficionados of the corrida and just two of the stellar international figures who became associated with Ronda over the years. The paseo celebrating Welles runs behind the former market (now a modern Parador hotel, although the original town clock over Plaza de España still works) and leads from the bullring to the Puente Nuevo. The Paseo Ernest Hemingway heads behind the bullring towards the Alameda itself, and both have incomparable views of the mountains north and west of Ronda.
The Paseo de Blas Infante, named after the writer and founder of the 19th century Andalucista independence movement, author of the cry for Land and Freedom (tierra y libertad) that titles Ken Loach's film about the Civil War, connects the Paseo Welles to Paseo Ernest Hemingway, who placed Ronda firmly in literary history with his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. It passes the town's theatre, the rather dowdy modernist Espinel, and venue for many visiting and local theatre and music groups.
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