Spain, Travel

Travel guide: Ronda, Spain

March 3, 2015

This travel guide focuses on the beautiful Andalusian town of Ronda. Ronda is one of the famous Andalusian “pueblo blancos” or white towns. As soon as I soon an image of Ronda on Pinterest I knew I had to add it to our list of places to visit while in south Spain.

Getting to Ronda is easiest by train from Malaga and the journey takes about 2 hours. The views on the journey up are wonderful and the time on the train will fly past.

The train station is located in the newer part of Ronda and is a about a 10 minute walk away from the old town.  Make your first stop the Puente Nuevo “the New Bridge”, by far the most beautiful spot in Ronda, possibly the whole of Andalusia.

Cross over the bridge and head further into the old town, where there are plently of pretty streets to wander about.

I love all the citrus trees around south Spain at this time of the year.

You can do a loop of the town by heading to the Old Bridge on Calle Real. This bridge crosses the same valley as the New Bridge but is a lot lower. If you turn left just after crossing the bridge you will see a winding path of stairs that lead you up the valley back to the New Bridge. You can get some pretty impressive pictures from here and you really appreciate the full scale of the New Bridge.

For lunch we headed to Plaza del Sorocco, a pretty little square.

We hadn’t researched anywhere to eat beforehand and a few places were closed because it was off season.  We headed into Casa Ortega, a busy restaurant on the corner of the square.  While reading the menu I spied a delicious plate of food coming out of the kitchen and just had to ask what it was.  It turned out to be duck confit and it was delicious.  Beautifully tender duck served in a sauce with juicy, plump raisins.  I’ve always thought of duck confit to be more of a French dish but I saw it on several menus while here in Spain. 

I love restaurants decorated with lots of fresh food.

Next up, we headed to another white town, Mijas.

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