A Travellerspoint blog

Entries about nuevo


A day trip

sunny 90 °F
View 2017 Summer on randjb's travel map.

I wanted to give a special shout out to Ronda, a mountain town of 35,000, a 90 minute drive north of Costa Del Sol.
Ronda is not a typical town of 35,000. It has beautiful hotels, lots of restaurants, and terrific shopping. In fact, Chesirae finally found a few outfits she was willing to buy. It also has many, many tourists. I'm only guessing, but I wouldn't be surprised if the city had as many tourist as residents when we were there.
The reason for all this interest is the bridge, Puente Nuevo, that connects two parts of the town spanning a 300 foot chasm. The "new" bridge was constructed in 1751 and is quite a sight (see pictures as soon as my computer can connect to the internet again.) By the way, we drove to the bottom of the chasm because we didn't have time to hike down to the observation points. We suggest you take the time to hike down - you'll get a better view and avoid a drive you probably don't want to make.
We only knew about the bridge so didn't plan on more than a quick drive-in, get lunch, see bridge, and go. But if you go, plan an entire day there. Lots to see. The town is lovely as are the surrounding cliffs and mountains.
As seems to be the case with this vacation, we had an adventure - at least Karen and Doug did. Google maps sent them up a road that eventually was closed so they had to backtrack and drive up the way we did. Oddly, Google maps sent us the right way and we arrived well before them. We did not know where the bridge was, however, and wasted 40 minutes on the east side of the city. When visiting, go directly to the bridge and park close by. The bullring, shopping street, restaurants, and hotels are all close to the bridge.
Worth a day trip!

Posted by randjb 09:03 Archived in Spain Tagged puente ronda nuevo Comments (1)

(Entries 1 - 1 of 1) Page [1]