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  • Address: Ronda, Malaga, Spain

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Puente Nuevo Tours

The Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) is a major feat of 18th-century engineering uniting Ronda’s old and new towns over El Tajo Gorge, the sheer limestone ravine that descends to the craggy bed of the Guadalevín River 390 ft (120 m) below. Spanish architect José Martín de Aldehuela designed the bridge and construction began in 1759 but it was 42 years in the making. During that time, more than 50 workers were killed falling into the gorge.

The best photo opportunity and viewpoint across the gorge is bang in the middle of the Puente Nuevo – just don’t step back into the traffic. The chamber built into the bridge’s central arch below the road was once used as a jail and political prisoners were reputedly thrown out of the windows to meet a gory death on the rocks below. Today is has a more pacific role as a small museum detailing the history and construction of the bridge.

To the south of the Puente Nuevo lies the gleaming Moorish old town, a pueblo blanco (white town) known as Le Ciudad and crammed with labyrinthine cobbled streets, wrought-iron window grilles and balconies, sparkling whitewash and painted shutters. Here lie most of Ronda’s historic sites, including the Mondragón Palace and the Casa del Rey Moro. Over the bridge to the north is the new(er) town of El Mercadillo, Ronda’s modern commercial heart, with plenty of quality stores, tapas bars and the oldest bullring in Spain on Calle Virgen de la Paz, inaugurated in 1785.

Practical Info

Ronda is small enough to explore on foot. Parking is plentiful around El Mercadillo and outside the old town walls. The best time to see the Puente Nuevo is when it is beautifully floodlit at night. The bullring and museums are open daily 10am-8pm.

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Ronda and El Tajo Gorge Tour with Winetasting from Malaga, Malaga, null
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Ronda and El Tajo Gorge Tour with Winetasting from Malaga

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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

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Private White Villages Guided Day Tour from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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Private White Villages Guided Day Tour from Seville

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Ronda Day Trip from Malaga, Malaga, Private Day Trips
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Ronda Day Trip from Malaga

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Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Private Full-Day Tour in Ronda from Marbella or Malaga, Marbella, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Tour in Ronda from Marbella or Malaga

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Ronda, the heart of Sierra de las Nieves. You will love the gorge's views and also stroll along its streets while discovering its history and culture. In this ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Ronda in One Day from Marbella, Marbella, Day Trips
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Private Ronda in One Day from Marbella

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Spend a day touring Ronda, one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Andalusia. Ronda is a mountain top city nestled on the dramatic El Tajo Gorge, which ...  Read more

Location: Marbella, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour of Ronda, Costa del Sol, Private Day Trips
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Private Walking Tour of Ronda

Discover the beauty of Ronda on this private 3-hour walking tour. Enjoy this personalized tour with an official tour guide. Explore the city’s most iconic ...  Read more

Location: Ronda, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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2-Hour Ronda Walking Tour, Costa del Sol, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Hour Ronda Walking Tour

Discover the unique heritage of the beautiful city of Ronda, nestled in a stunning rocky platform gash cut by the river which divides it. From the New Bridge, ...  Read more

Location: Ronda, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Andalucia Bull and Horse Farm and Ronda Private Tour from Malaga, Malaga, City Tours
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Andalucia Bull and Horse Farm and Ronda Private Tour from Malaga

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Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Full-day Ronda, Plaza de Toros, and Pueblos Blancos Tour from Seville, Seville, Nature & Wildlife
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Full-day Ronda, Plaza de Toros, and Pueblos Blancos Tour from Seville

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Explore the ancient city of Ronda on an enriching full-day excursion from Seville. Immerse yourself in the authentic Spanish culture of the city as you visit ...  Read more

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

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Private Full-Day Tour of Ronda from Marbella, Marbella, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Tour of Ronda from Marbella

Discover the beauty of Ronda on this private full-day tour from Marbella. Enjoy this personalized tour with a local guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. ...  Read more

Location: Marbella, Spain
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