Just a two hour train ride from Malaga is the must see beautiful town of Ronda . We decided not to take a coach tour which would be a longer trip because of all the pick up and drop off stops. We took the Renfe train from Estacion De Malaga Maria Zambrano which was conveniently just steps from our wonderful hotel The Barcelo Malaga . The train journey was seamless and relaxing as we passed beautiful lush landscapes as well and mountainous regions revealing many little towns along the way., Polígono Guadalhorce, Álora, Teba, Almargen and Antequera a mountainous area where hikers could be seen along the side of the mountain . Arriving in Ronda relaxed and refreshed , we headed to the local tourist office for maps and information. Plaza El Toros De Ronda is steps from the tourist office and cost just a few Euros for the entrance fees, we opted for the self guided audio guide to listen to the interesting facts and history . We will have to return in September to see a bullfight as that is when the season begins. Strolling through the town of Ronda revealed lovely stores and pubs as well as architecture of old.The Ronda gorge (El Tojo) was the centerpiece of our visit, so vast and beautiful , it took my breath away . You are able to see it from the top along the Puente Nuevo bridge and then acces the views from the bottom by hiking down , down ,down. The gorge separates the city’s 15th century old town from it’s new town. Returning up, up, up proved more daunting than the descent. At the helm of the gorge just to the right we discovered the El Morabito Cafe , a beautiful backyard restaurant looking out unto the magnificent views of the gorge. The food here was delectable and the sherry was a perfect pairing to complete a feeling of serene wellbeing . Your visit to the Ronda area will surely leave you with plans to return ....
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