In 2011 I went on a trip with some friends to Fuengirola in Spain. Like Seattle, I have no idea why I haven’t posted about this already, but nevermind, I’ll tell you about it now.
High up in the mountains, about 90 minutes from Fuengirola is a town called Ronda. I spotted a picture of a beautiful bridge that was in the town and really wanted to go and see it; so we did!
Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles both used to spend their summers in Ronda. It is also the home of the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain.
The roads up to the mountain were somewhat difficult to navigate, but Philip did a good job with the driving and the views were just breathtaking.
Ronda itself is an absolute gem, we found a great car park in the centre and spent the day mooching around the old town and taking in the amazing views. There isn’t a huge amount of shade around, so if you’re going in the summer, make sure you have a hat and plenty of sunscreen.
You should go immediately, just go right now… it is perhaps the most beautiful place I have ever been to.
Don’t believe me… check out the pictures!
If you ever get the chance to visit Ronda, take it! Hiring a car is your easiest option to get there. But if you are relying on public transport you can get a bus from Malaga.