Ronda is apparently a place where writers and poets of previous centuries have come and found inspiration for their work.
Take a stroll around this Andalusian city nestled between the mountains and it’s easy to understand why, although there are also places here so lovely you could easily find yourself lost for words.
Either way, I’m going to let my photographs do the talking on this occasion.
The new bridge of Ronda by night, from one side
The new bridge of Ronda by night, from the other side.
A cabellero in front of the bullring, Ronda
A tasty selection of meats, cheeses and olives for sale in Ronda
Ronda is well known for it’s balconies and window boxes
An ornate balcony in Ronda
Views of the countryside from Ronda
Al fresco dining, Ronda
The House of the Moorish King is perched on the edge of the gorge in Ronda
The House of the Moorish King, Ronda
Views of the gorge from the House of the Moorish King. You wind your way down damp staircases within the house at the top of the cliff, down into the gorge, where servants once went to fetch water for the household.
A tourist in the window of the House of the Moorish King.
The House of the Moorish King, photographed from the other side of the gorge. Access is gained by hiking down steep pathways that wind their way down into the gorge.
Waterfall beneath the bridge, Ronda
Views of the countryside from the cliffs at Ronda
The ‘new bridge’ of Ronda, built in 1751
Door design detail, Ronda
The ‘new bridge’ of Ronda, which took 50 builders 42 years to complete.
The new bridge reflected in the waters below, Ronda
One of two older bridges, Ronda
Views over the wall, Ronda
Crossing the new bridge, Ronda
The altar of a historic church in Ronda