Mediterranean blue sky (Pt5) – Ronda, cradle of Espana culture

Spain has never stopped me from being surprised by the landscape and my cities, and suddenly a free day in the south of this country, I set out on the road to Ronda. The bus runs across the Sierra mountains to enter the region of Malaga in the south of the country of this tapas country. And I couldn’t help myself when I suddenly saw Ronda lying on the cliff, at the foot of the mountain, almond flowers were blooming on the green vegetation, a spectacular sight.

Three Old And New Ronda Bridges are 3 bridges that linked between two mountains together connecting the old Ronda and the new Ronda. 3 bridges with 3 names Puente Romano, Puente Viejo, and Puente Nuevo. Puente Nuevo is the tallest bridge, 120 m above the ground. The Puente Nuevo is also a favorite of many photographers because it is located on the façade and can be seen looking for a way down the canyon.

The trick for you is when crossing the Puente Nuevo, don’t just stop looking at the bridge, but go through it, looking through the right hand side there will be a small paved road following the cliff to go down to see the whole city. Ronda and this mighty bridge. On the way there are countless almond trees, if you go through the spring season, you will find flowers blooming extremely brilliantly.

It can be said that Ronda is the cradle of bullfighting art. Corrida Goyesca was built in 1784 with a neoclassical style by Jose Martin de Aldehuela, who designed Puente Nuevo. This bullfighting arena actually only held the bullhead once a year. But according to my experience, to see the most magnificent bull fighting is sitting at the hotel cafe opposite the bullring.

If you’re bored with Ronda city, Mirador de Ronda is located a few hundred meters away from Corrida Goyesca, which will give you a breathtaking view of southern Spain. With the green landscape is almost infinite. It can be considered as a beautiful green place like Tuscany Italy.

Francisco Romero, from Ronda, Spain, is often known to be the first to introduce the art of fighting with bulls as we know it today around 1726. The fighter will use towels and weapons to kill him. cow. This type of combat attracted more attention from the crowd. Therefore, modern Corrida began to take shape, when aristocrats were replaced by ordinary people walking. However, for me, this art still shows a certain barbarism for animals. Today, Ronda only hosts bullfighting once a year.

These two American artists visited Ronda for several consecutive summers, and lived here for many years in the old town of La Ciudad. Both love and write about Ronda’s beauty. So far, statues and reliefs of two people are displayed at the main park in front of Puente Nuevo in Ronda.

Hemingway once wrote in the Bell of the Soul of a Soul about a trial of a nationalist Republican in the Andalusian region. Hemingway is said to have based on the true facts of the civil war in Ronda to write a part of that story.

And maybe I am quite affectionate with the places Hemingway used to visit and stay for a long time to write books. Last year was Torcello Island in Italy, this year visited Ronda again. Small beautiful places in Europe always make busy writers come to be inspiration.

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