You will find within the province of Málaga many spectacular places where you will have the perfect chance to enjoy a few days doing tourism.
Amongst the most popular ones is the town of Ronda, a place where you will encounter one of the most singular and original panoramic views in Spain, located at the north-west of this province of Andalucía.
The history of this place began many centuries ago, with the first Iberian communities who settled in this area, followed by the Visigoth, Roman, and Muslim invasion, the latter becoming the period where it acquired much geographical and historical importance in Andalucía.
It is the second most populated town, after Antequera, in this region, a population that drastically increases during summer season.
It is only 100 Km away from Málaga, the capital of the province, which means that you won't have to go very far if you decide do some tourism and see other parts of this area, as it has very good connections with this city.
It is also located right at the middle of a plateau that is at more than 700 meters above sea level, an area known as the Tajo de Ronda, and which was created thanks to the influence of the river Guadalevin on its geography, resulting in the landmark outlook of this town, a spectacular view not recommended for those afraid of heights.
In order to get to know this town in depth, you will need to discover its spectacular heritage, such as the Puente Nuevo, a place that connects the old and the new town, and which is located at the impressive distance of 100 meters from the ground. It is, without question, a true emblem representative of Ronda's identity, as well as one of the most popular and photographed spots of this town.
Ronda's bullring is right next to it, and it is also a place you mustn't forget to visit, as it is one of the oldest bullrings in Spain.
There are also several palaces around this area, such as Mondragón, which has been converted nowadays into a museum that shows visitors the history of Ronda. A fun fact about this place, is that it became, for a short period, the house of the Spanish Catholic Monarchs.
And, to wrap this visit up, you mustn't forget to visit either its famous thermal baths from the Arab invasion, dating from the 13th century, and which are right next to one end of the bridge, since it was customary for people to clean and purify themselves in them before entering Ronda.
And, even though it is true the cultural heritage of this place is unique and extremely relevant, the natural surroundings of this area will also leave you speechless since, apart from what we have already mentioned, they are part of the Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves, the area of Valle del Genal, and the impressive mountains of Grazalema, where you will be able to enjoy discovering some of the autochthonous flora and fauna that are unique in the world, such as the “quejigo” and “pinsapo” trees.
As for the more popular meat dishes of the gastronomical tradition of Ronda, we recommend you try “perdiz al tajo” and, for dessert, including some “yemas del Tajo” will add a perfect, final sweet touch to a menu already full of flavor.