Modern bullfighting originated in Ronda. We visited the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain, to learn about this Spanish tradition. Apparently, Orson Welles and Ernest Hemmingway were frequent visitors to Ronda and often watched bullfights here. There were even streets named after them.
Personally, my favorite thing about Ronda was the incredible view of the mountainous region around the city. Ronda is located 750m above sea level on the El Tajo gorge, and the Puerto Nuevo bridge connects the old and new districts of Ronda. We crossed the bridge twice while exploring Ronda, and the view was just so stunning.
It was such a beautiful day in the city, just perfect for all the walking and wandering we did. Look at the clouds - they were unreal.
At this point, we were about halfway through our travels through Southern Spain. Ronda sure was charming but after a quick lunch and a short siesta, it was time to move on to our next destination. I'll be back next week with the next leg of our journey!