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“The flavour of Ronda provides us with an urbanism armed with diverse architectural styles which is essentially pure and intrinsically beautiful. This same body to which we refer also gives us a unique natural environment where the visitor does not feel like a tourist but a traveller who enjoys the landscape as an adventure.”
The natural environment of this town is simply spectacular. Beauty, harmony and balance with Mediterranean flora and fauna that provide continuous surprises for visitors, who experience a range of emotions whilst viewing new landscapes and animals.
This town in the Málaga region sits on either side of a narrow gorge more than 150 metres deep. Its old town has been declared the Property of Cultural Interest. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all inhabited these lands, which were reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The historic quarter, reminiscent of the Arab age and with a medieval layout is scattered to the south of the Guadalevín, while the more modern part of town, unfolds to the north of the course of this river. Several bridges unite the two halves of one of the most interesting towns on the route of the whitewashed Villages.
Flavour of Ronda activity:
There are activities for all ages and abilities, offered by accredited businesses including: hiking, rock climbing and via ferrata (iron pathways), canoeing, canyoning – gorge walking, caving, multi adventure and eco-routes 4×4 with experts who take you through the Serranía in search of flora and fauna. A countryside where you can see Griffon vultures on rocks drying their wings, amongst the other 200 species of birds in the area, or the fragile beautiful orchid or the Tertian forests exclusively of Spanish Fir.
Flavour of Ronda culture:
There are various archaeological references and documents that attest to the long tradition here as the land of vines and wines. The coins of the Iberia Roman town of Acinipo (47-44 AD) feature a cluster of grapes. And without a doubt they demonstrate the importance of the vine in the economy of these communities. More than 20 existing vineyards make extraordinary reds, rosés and whites that are available on the menus of the majority of restaurants.
The best olive groves are combined with the best extraction techniques! A pure olive oil is obtained with low acidity, golden with light tones of green, with an intense fragrance and a wonderful taste. A real “Dorado” for the Serrania.
It is with reason then that it occupies a place in prose and verse, in the imagination and in the memory of celebrated artists and anonymous. It is because it is a city with soul, a soul that permeates like a long-lasting perfume to all who have known it. A soul that is an elaborate synthesis in every corner, of all the customs and all the people of Andalusia.
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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!