Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

Jun 10, 2018 - Ronda

Ronda was predictably full of tourists. Stayed two nights in a carpark with a sheer drop to the very large valley below. Took a bus to a nearby village as the roads are a bit challenging for a motorhome. Bus went through one village – it just manages to get through the twists and turns and the driver puts his foot down in places where it is one way and he can see there is nothing coming. A bit of backing up by both cars and the bus. Sentenil is built around enormous rocks that overhang from the cliffs. Had to have a drink at the top of the...

Jump to full entry

Jan 3, 2018 - Rondaring around (con bicicletas)

As some may have figured out, Dave and I won't win tourist of the year award. By this point in the trip we had realised that when we reached a new town or city, we consciously avoided the most popular tourist spots. Generally these are cathedrals, castles, palaces and the like. Places where there are lots of people. Seville is lovely but after a couple of days we wanted away from the people again. So it was with excitement that we headed back to the bus station to return to Ronda for a few days. The coach journey felt familiar, going back...

Jump to full entry

Jan 1, 2018 - Jerez - Sherry, spies and fumes

Jerez de la Frontera is 90km south from Seville, it's the home of sherry and a swathe of sherry bodegas (vineyards). Laura and I had decided we would jump on the hour long train journey south from Seville to partake in some wine tasting. The RENFE train was clean, fast and comfortable and like most of the trains, even if you walk up and buy a ticket you still get assigned a seat. We stared out of the windows at the beautiful Andalusia countryside and excitedly commented as a large statue of Tio Pepe on the crest of a hill in a vineyard...

Jump to full entry

Dec 22, 2017 - Sevilla - a crepe in the park

As we waited at a nearby cafe for the bus from Ronda to Sevilla, Laura reflected on how we had embraced some Spanish traits. The trait in particular was the fact we were sat outside a cafe at some tables that had been placed on decking on the edge of a busy, noisy, smelly road and we were calmly having a tostado (toasted bread with olive oil, salt and tomato) with a cafe con leche while heavy traffic thundered past less than a meter away. After smoggy coffee, we took a Los Amarillo's bus to Seville where Laura had booked us an airbnb. The...

Jump to full entry

Dec 16, 2017 - Rondaring around

The morning after El Chorro we gathered our things and headed to Malaga bus station as we were getting the Los Amarillo bus service to Ronda, a small historical hill top town on the way to Sevilla. Ronda is known for being one of the last towns retaken in the Catholic Reconquest of Spain, mainly because as a town it's historic centre is perched on the edge of towering cliffs above the surrounding countryside. Any Catholic invaders would need to be very good climbers. And preferably immune to arrows and boiling tar. Like many of these...

Jump to full entry

Jun 15, 2017 - Ronda

June 14-15: Ronda Spent the morning in Granada eating croissants in a local square and purchasing sandwiches and fruit for the train trip to Ronda. Corpus Christi We quickly found out we were either leaving a day to soon, or getting out of the city at just the right time. The squares were beginning to fill with people, TV stations were setting up cameras and police were closing the streets to make way for the annual celebration of Corpus Christi. Second only to Spain’s Easter celebration, this celebrates the reality of the body and blood...

Jump to full entry

Oct 11, 2016 - On the Road Again

We left Granada the next morning heading back towards Sevilla. Just past Antequerra we turned off on A 384 to drive cross-country to Ronda. We drove from olive orchards with neatly spaced trees to golden patchwork wheat farms in the next valley. Over the next range of mountains we found craggy cliff faces and desert. All along the way we found scattered white sugar cube villages clinging to mountain sides. We had heard Ronda was a nice little hill town to visit on the edge of the Tejo Canyon. It is in fact a bustling city filled with...

Jump to full entry

Oct 20, 2015 - Day trip to beautiful Ronda

Ronda is a beautiful mountain top city south of Seville which sits above a deep gorge that is spanned by a stone bridge. There are sweeping views of the valleys below and the surrounding moutain ranges.It is one of Spain's oldest towns, dating back to Islamic times and was established in 9th century BC. In this area there are many white villages (pueblous blancos) for which the Andalucia region is known. Ronda is famous for being a popular destination of Ernest Hemingway who wrote that it is the most romantic place in Spain. It is also the...

Jump to full entry

Sep 27, 2015 - The Pileta Cave

9/27/2015 The Pileta Cave Our journey to the Costa del Sol was along more of the hill towns with one very tempting stop - the Pileta Cave near Ronda. This is a cave discovered in the Pileta Hill in 1905 by a farmer, Jose Bullon Lobato who was searching for guano (bat droppings) to fertilize his fields. In this cave are ancient drawings 25,000 years old. Anne, who does not usually do well in caves, but very interested in archeology, got through without a problem in the 1PM group. Tom was disappointed that photographs were not allowed and the...

Jump to full entry

Mar 7, 2015 - Ronda

After we left Setenil, we drove about 40 minutes to the town of Ronda. Ronda is the largest of the "white towns" (pueblos blancos) in this region with a population of about 35,000. We entered Ronda from the north and parked Opal. Then we began to walk south in what we felt was the direction of "the gorge". Along the way we passed the "Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Ronda" - the 1700s bullring which was used by Phillip II as war training for knights. Ronda is considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting. We walked on and found the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Spain - March 2015

Feb 2, 2014 - Ronda

This morning we were up again at 8am (very early for us) and caught the 9.07 train to Málaga-María Zambrano railway station where we had a 45 minute wait for the train to Ronda. The tickets cost €22 per person return which was not bad for an hour and three quarters train trip that took us as far north as Bobadilla before heading west to Ronda through some very scenic country. On arrival in Ronda we walked to the El Tajo area of the city which is the canyon on which the city is built. We picked up a map from the information centre here...

Jump to full entry

Sep 11, 2013 - Ronda, etc.

Ronda was on Saturday! After a 2 hour bus ride we get to Ronda and it starts to sprinkle....grrrrrreat (We were all dressed for summer! I thought I left Seattle??) Turned out to be fine though and just drizzled a little in the beginning. We walked around a lot! There are some gorgeous views in Ronda (look at some of my pictures!) and a few museums. We went to about 4 museums but didn't spend too much time in each one so it was perfect! There was a Picasso exhibit in one, a bandit museum, and a couple about the city of Ronda. We didn't get...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com