4.24.2013

Help Me, Ronda!


With a few hours of daylight remaining after our visit to Arcos de la Frontera, we decided to continue on to the famous city of Ronda, Spain. The drive was gorgeous - we passed acres of open farmland, vineyards, olive groves, and rugged mountain peaks.


The landscape of Spain is nothing like I expected it to be...


We arrived in the cliff-top city of Ronda late in the afternoon, with just enough daylight left to wander around a bit...


Of course, we had to find the overlooks that make Ronda so famous...

Whoa! That's a long way down....


We walked by the famous bull ring (where every matador dreams of competing), and we made plans to come back and visit the bullfighting museum inside one day when we have more time...


Ha ha, Josh is the bull... aren't we funny and original? 

The best part of Ronda is simply the location of it - look at that view!

Apparently we weren't the only ones who thought we'd be hilarious with the metal matador statue....


So much for originality.


This beautiful park was by the overlook, and we enjoyed walking through the gardens....


Then we visited inside this church, where they were just about to begin a mass...


We had to head home before it got too late, but we definitely plan on revisiting this amazing city in the not-too-distant future and checking out more of the historic sites, shops, and restaurants!


4 comments:

  1. so enjoying your photographs of Spain, it looks amazing! Cant say i love the overlooks...afraid of heights :(....so i am glad that i am watching from a distance..

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    1. Thank you! It is really beautiful here - so much more so than I expected. The heights are definitely a little scary though! I got a little dizzy myself looking down. :o) I'm glad you're enjoying the posts!

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  2. Great photography! Love Ronda...it was one of our first visits as well. I think i still have a gold leaf print of that same view of the cliffs. Very excited for all you guys will be experiencing!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Ronda was beautiful - we're looking forward to going back and seeing more there. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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