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Puente Nuevo ("New Bridge")
Our adventure takes us to Ronda, a village in the Spanish district of Málaga. It is located around 105 kilometres (65 mi) west the the city that Málaga, in ~ the autonomous neighborhood of Andalusia. Its population is around 35,000 inhabitants.The weather tho hasn"t cleared and the hill views are concealed in the fog. This provides viewing the White communities of Andalusia, or Pueblos Blancos, a collection of towns and huge villages in the northern component of the districts of Cádiz and Málaga in southerly Spain difficult to see. However we acquire the idea.

You are watching: Ernest hemingway and orson welles spent summers in this spanish city.


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The village of Ronda is in a mountainous region about 750 m (2,460 ft) above mean sea level. The Guadalevín flow runs through the city, separating it in two and carving out the steep, 100-plus-meter-deep El Tajo canyon over which the city perches. (The canyon is 300 feet deep and also 200 feet wide.)We fulfill our local guide Antonio for a walking tour of the old and brand-new villages.Some the the town"s highlights include:Alameda del Tajo Ronda
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Real Maestranzade Caballeria de Ronda the riding school started in 1573 through Phillip II to train his knights. The knights fought bulls top top horseback. Riding class (mostly dressage) are still taught today.
We stroll v areas committed to American artist Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles that spent countless summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda"s old-town quarter dubbed La Ciudad. Both wrote about Ronda"s beauty and famous bullfighting traditions.

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Hemingway"s novel "For who the Bell Tolls" defines the execution of nationalist sympathizers early in the Spanish civil War. The Republicans murder the Nationalists by cram them from cliffs in an Andalusian village, and also Hemingway accused based the account ~ above killings that took location in Ronda in ~ the cliffs of El Tajo. Orson Welles claimed he was inspired by his frequent trips to Spain and Ronda (e.g. His loose film about Don Quixote). After he died in 1985, his ashes were buried in a well on the rural building of his friend, retirement bullfighter Antonio Ordoñez.
After our walking tour, our team breaks up because that lunch and some free to discover on our own. Jay and also I head increase the main shopping avenue and end up in ~ Bar La Bola. The wasn"t crowded (only a few gentlemen enjoying coffee outside and also one other couple having a snack inside with us) therefore the waiter was eager to offer us. The food was really good. I had actually tomato soup and also calamares en salada.After lunch, Jay and also I chose to visit the various other bridges the Ronda. There are three bridges, Puente Romano ("Roman Bridge", also known as the Puente san Miguel), Puente Viejo ("Old Bridge", additionally known together the Puente Árabe or "Arab Bridge"), and also Puente Nuevo ("New Bridge"), spans the canyon (see photo above).
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Puente Romano ("Roman Bridge", likewise known together the Puente mountain Miguel)
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Puente Viejo ("Old Bridge", additionally known together the Puente Árabe or "Arab Bridge")
We fulfill the rest of our crew in ~ 3 p.m. At the bullring and also walk back to the bus. We have actually a little bit of a journey to our next stop Costa del Sol. (Kind of prefer Florida for the snowbirds of Europe.)We"ll be remaining a pair of nights in ~ the Hotel Alay in Benalmádena, Málaga. The breakfast and dinner buffets will certainly surely save us sustained for our visit come Gibraltar. An ext photos the Ronda: https://stayinfiji.com.smugmug.com/Spain-2019/RondaMore photos from ours adventure: https://stayinfiji.com.smugmug.com/Spain-2019Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an top Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to to visit concerts and also local events in and also around Weathersfield and the top Valley.If friend have an occasion you"d like noted please email it to: stayinfiji.com