Property in Costa del Sol/ Ronda
Ronda is one of Andalucia's loveliest towns, steeped in history. It stands on a towering plateau in the mountains of Malaga Province, and is famous through Spain for the plunging river gorge which divides the medieval from the 18th century parts of the town. This gorge is known as El Tajo - The Cliff and is spanned by a stone bridge, which once housed a prison. Visitors love to peer down into the gorge, to see the waters of the River Guadalevín.
The town of Ronda is split by the El Tajo gorge, which is spanned by the Puente Nuevo, a medieval bridge that used to house the town jail. The view from the town out to the surrounding countryside is stunning, and it is easy to imagine the dramatic events in the town’s history unfolding against this backdrop.
Andalucia has been fought over for generations and Ronda has seen invasions by the Moors of North Africa as well as massacres during the Spanish Civil War. The tiny ancient bullring in the centre of town even witnessed the birth of modern bullfighting. Prior to this, bulls were only fought by noblemen on horseback.
Some of the best views of Ronda are from the surrounding countryside.
You can either drive to the foot of the gorge and make the short hike
up to view the Puente Nuevo from ground level, or keep going to the
low ridge of hills facing the town. From here, Ronda looks like a narrow
strip of white with a golden glow at sunset.
Don't make the mistake of trying to drive to the top of Casares, unless you have a very small car and rock-steady nerves.
Ronda is located 50 km - 1 hour's drive - from
San Pedro de Alcantara on the Coast. The road winds up through the
mountains of the Sierra Bermeja, and then descends into the Serrania
de Ronda and the town itself. One of the most charming and fascinating
towns in Andalucia, it is very popular with day-trippers from the Costa
del Sol, and has a wide range of cafés and restaurants. However,
it retains all of its traditional charm and languid atmosphere.
Please find a selection of Ronda's Golf Courses here