Ronda in the Andalusian highlands of southern Spain is a popular tourist destination. Surrounded by steep hillsides and split by a deep gorge, the whitewashed town is protected by its geology from the encroachment of modernity.
The most popular attraction in Ronda is the spectacular Puente Nuevo or new bridge. (In Europe “new” is relative; Puente Nuevo was completed in 1793.) Otherwise, Ronda is the type of place to wander about and explore slowly. Hemmingway says of Ronda, “…Nice promenades, good wine, excellent food, nothing to do….” Not much has changed since Hemmingway’s last visit.