A brief stay in Ronda


Now who wouldn’t want to visit a place like this?!You are looking up at Ronda’s famous Puente Nuevo – New Bridge. It’s hardly new given that building work commenced in 1751, but it must be compared with both the Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) constructed by the Arabs and the Puente Romano (Roman Bridge) which both predate it. All three bridges are quite spectacular in their own ways, but it’s the Puente Nuevo that gets most attention, overlooking as it does a vast canyon known as the Tajo.





Visitors to Andalusia rarely miss out on a stop in Ronda and it’s easy to see why.

This week I enjoyed an overnight stay in what is surely Ronda’s quirkiest hotel,

the Enfrente Arte:

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Quirky on the inside it may be; on the outside it’s classically Andalusian:

Spain EnfrenteArte Hotel courtyard and pool-718656

An excellent hotel, and I highly recommend it.

What about eating in Ronda?

If tapas are your thing then look no further than Tragatapas in the town centre:

Image: TripAdvisor.com

Image: TripAdvisor.com

Beautifully presented food by staff who love what they do. This is one of those places where you’ll eat well but not feel full afterwards. Perfecto.

Until next time readers,


Jim Porter is a co-founder of Speekee®, home of the most comprehensive Spanish learning program for children ever to appear online

Jim began his Spanish learning journey in 1990. He has been a language teacher since 1994 and he lives in sunny southern Spain with his two bilingual children. Loves it! More…