Ronda is undoubtedly a stunning Spanish town, and the level of tourists that descend each year is certainly testament to that.
The beautiful El Tajo gorge that runs through the centre is a popular attraction accentuated by the unobstructed views across to the mountains which can be viewed from the bridge above.
For delightful views of the town, head on inside the Parador de Ronda located next to the bridge and enjoy a cup of coffee on its terrace.
Setting off on foot is a lovely way to gain a different perspective, and see more of the town and its cultural flavour.
The historic centre retains much of its traditional charm and as you pass by the intricately decorated houses and cosy shops you begin to get a real sense of Ronda, both past and present.
For art lovers, an art history museum can be found just across the bridge, where a 16th century cloistered convent has been converted into a modern yet extremely elegant space.
Follow the winding cobbled streets as you progress slowly through the old town and enjoy the handsome architecture and the elegant mansions.
Some are still occupied by the traditional titled families of Ronda.
At the furthest end of the old town sits the ‘Palacio Mondragon’ which dates back to 12th century Moorish times and is certainly well worth a visit.
For a quiet afternoon with a book or a gentle stroll in the shade, the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent is a perfect spot.
Take in the surrounding churches and convent whilst you are there, notice the beautiful bell-tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor.
You will also find the Town Hall in this plaza and being Spanish, of course this is no regular council building. Even this is an architectural feast for the eyes!
Also keep a look out for the Plaza del Campillo which overlooks some beautiful steps leading to the Puente Nuevo which is located nearby.
Alternatively the main shopping street is just across from the bull ring and is a pedestrianized and bustling ‘calle’.
Calle Espinel is its official name but ‘La Bolla’ to the locals and here you will find them doing their shopping.
From groceries and household items to clothes and sports equipment, almost anything can be found along this lengthy street.