Amazing city on the rocks
• Amazing city on the rocks
Ronda - a small town, known among tourists from all over the world. It is located in Spain and in the province of Malaga. The city is situated at an altitude of 723 m above sea level, hanging over a steep canyon El Tajo, which also divides the city into two parts.
Ronda is located 100 kilometers from the city of Malaga and a population of just over 36,000 people.
Ronda - one of the oldest cities in Spain, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds of the Paleolithic, the Phoenicians, Carthaginian and Greek settlements. In Roman times it was called donax and was considered an important commercial center of the province.
In the 8th century. Ronda was declared the capital of the independent Moorish emirate, which existed before 1485 the old part of modern Ronda, remained one of the last strongholds of the Moors in the territory of Andalusia: every time an insurmountable obstacle in the way of Christians rose gorge of the Tagus. Ronda subdued only in 1485.
The city declared a national monument of Spain and built on both sides of the deep gorge of the Tagus (more than 100 m at the bottom of the gorge is the river Guadalevin), which divides it into two parts: the old city of the 13th century and a new city of the 18th century. Both parts are connected by a so-called "New Bridge", which was built in the 18th century, the city's symbol.
It is noteworthy that before the interior of the bridge were used as prison cells. There are in Ronda and Old Bridge PuenteViejo, located a little lower down the gorge.
Ronda is considered the cradle of the Spanish bullfight. It was here that the very first, the biggest, most majestic arena for bullfighting was constructed. Arena was opened with great fanfare in 1785 in the presence of the royals and nobles in the opening was attended by Pedro Romero and Pepe Hill leading bullfighters of the time. So far in this arena are held presentation
All trade Ronda focused on Carrera Espinel street (calle Carrera Espinel) - just drop in here by many tourists in search of souvenirs. But most importantly, that you will take away from here - a thrilling experience and a desire to come back here again.
Ernest Hemingway spent many months in this amazing city. He mentioned it in his writings, praising the incredible beauty than many praised the city and made it a popular tourist destination.