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El Tajo Gorge

The gorgeous old Moorish town of Ronda is high in the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves and was occupied by the Phoenicians and Muslims before the Spanish re-conquered Andalusia in 1485. It teeters precariously atop the El Tajo Gorge, with jaw-dropping views across the rugged countryside, and is one of the few towns in the world to be split in two by a ravine.

The rocky, sheer-sided limestone cliffs of El Tajo Gorge plummet 390 ft (120 m) to Guadalevín River far below and at its narrowest it is only 225 ft (68 m) wide. Over the millennia the river has carved out this massive canyon as it is fed by snow melt in spring. Three bridges span the gorge and the biggest of these is the triple-arched Puente Nuevo, which was built in the late 18th century. It has become one of the most iconic images of Spain.

Start an exploration of the gorge from the pathway that leads down behind the tourist office in Plaza España, just on the north side of the Puente Nuevo. There are shallow steps down into the gorge and clearly marked miradors (viewpoints) all along the way. In places the path is steep and uneven but the spectacular views, both across the gorge and back up to the Puente Nuevo, more than compensate.

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7-Day Southern Spain Tour: Granada, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda from Malaga

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Get to know Spain in just seven days on this tour from Torremolinos to Madrid and Andalusia's most famous cities: Granada, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda! ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $760.78

Ronda Day Trip from Seville: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional Pueblos Blancos Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Take a day trip from Seville to explore the ancient city of Ronda, where you’ll enjoy tasting local wines and explore Plaza de Toros, a traditional ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.54
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Ronda and El Tajo Gorge Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Malaga

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 66 Reviews

Explore the mountainous region of Ronda on this relaxing day trip from Malaga. See all the highlights of the beautiful town of Ronda, including the Plaza de ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.78

Private Ronda Day Trip from Malaga

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Take a private day trip to the town of Ronda. Situated in a mountainous region west of Malaga, Ronda has many highlights to see, including the Plaza de Toros ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.79

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