About 1 month into my program I decided to take a day trip with some fellow classmates and we decided on a city called Ronda. I was not sure what was there, but only told to see the ‘gorge’ or ‘abyss’. After taking a rather long bus ride, I found myself riding up a giant plateau with a city of white sitting on top.
Ronda is an incredibly beautiful place, but beyond the breathtaking sights there is not much else. It is home to one of the oldest bullfighting rings in Spain and has a mix of strange museums. I ended up going to the Bandit Museum, which was surprisingly uninteresting. To my surprise however, we bumped into a renaissance fair and were able to taste a great variety of desserts and shop among a strange collection of artisan goods. The visit ended with a small hike out to a great viewpoint of the city before climbing back aboard the bus.
The giant bridge that connected two parts of the city on different plateaus.
A view from some public gardens behind the city.
The renaissance fair we stumbled upon.
A view of the city high above the ground.
A horse that was roaming free in the area that our hike took us.
The view from the front of the city, where the short hike ended.