In the heart of the dream and the abrupt landscape of the marvellous Serranía de Ronda, you will find this precious stone: a city located at the edge of a cliff 120 m (393 feet) deep and 70 m. (230 feet) wide: Ronda is located at the most northwest side of the province of Malaga (Andalusia, Spain), at a basin surrounded by mountains standing together and with a moderate altitude, which give Ronda a magical character that, together with its climatic, hydrologic, vegetation and ground features, has determined it throughout its rich and diverse history.
American artists Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda’s old town quarter called La Ciudad. Both wrote about Ronda’s beauty and famous bull-fighting traditions. Their collective accounts have contributed to Ronda’s popularity over time.
In the first decades of the 20th century the famous German poet Rainer Maria Rilke spent extended periods in Ronda. There he kept a permanent room at the Hotel Reina Victoria (built in 1906) where his room remains to this day as he left it, a mini-museum of Rilkeana. According to the hotel’s publicity, Rilke wrote (though probably not in Spanish) “He buscado por todas partes la ciudad soñada, y al fin la he encontrado en Ronda” and “No hay nada más inesperado en España que esta ciudad salvaje y montañera” (“I have sought everywhere the city of my dreams, and I have finally found it in Ronda” and “There is nothing that is more startling in Spain than this wild and mountainous city.”)
The tour consists of departure to the Serrania de Ronda, admiring the beauty of its landscapes. Upon arrival, sight seeings including the Puerta del Lunches, Church of the Holy Spirit, the Town Hall Square, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation, known today as the Church of St. Mary Major. Full visit of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, the oldest in Spain, famous for its bullfights Goyescas, where we see the important bullfighting museum and Bodegas La Sangre de Ronda (Wine Museum). Lunch and free time.
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