Ronda Spain - A walk down the cliff of Ronda by way of the Xijara gate and old city wall.
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a walk down the cliff by way of the reconstructed city wall.
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Xijara Gate and Walls

On the east side of the old central city of Ronda there is a walking trail which will take you down Ronda's cliff face. Long ago this trail was a military entrance road to the city; today the trail offers good views of the surrounding country side and a little exercise. The trail starts at the Xijara Gate and ends near the Puente Arabe (Arab Bridge) and Roman Baths.

Photo Above - this photo was taken in 1999. The brown building in the far distance is the El Espirtu Santo Church.

sights along the old wall of Ronda
Photo above - one of the sights along the trail. The photo in the second layer shows the Xijara Gate.
Ronda's white homes stand in stark contrast to the sand colored walls of the old city.
Photo Above - a view of the white homes of Ronda's "new" town as seen from the trail.

Ronda is one of the Pueblos Blancos "White Towns". The houses are white-washed in the Moorish tradition.

Xijara Gate, second photo is of the modern addtion of stairs to the pathway.
Photo above - the
Xijara Gate; second layer photo shows a modern improvement to the pathway, stairs.

In the last decade the pathway has undergone some improvements, most notably the addition of stairs at the bottom portion of the path.

The pathway ends near the Viejo Bridge, take the path to the right to visit the Arab Baths or turn left and head up hill to visit La Casa del Ray Moro.

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review of the hotel Gabriel in Ronda
Ronda Hotel
Our review of Hotel Gabriel

Photo Above - The wall trail ends near the Puente (bridge) Viejo .

If you head up hill from the PuenteVieho you will see Ronda's,
new gate and the "Palacio del Marques de Salvatierra"

Some of Ronda's Sights:
The New Bridge
The Puente Nuevo is over 200 years old.
Ronda - city wall
A walk down the cliff by way of the reconstructed city wall.

Palacio de Mondragón
The Palace is both an historic treasure and a museum

The new gate and the "Palacio del Marques de Salvatierra"

The Restored Arab Baths
Considered one of the best preserved Arab Baths in Europe.

Plaza de Toros
The famous bullring of Ronda
La Casa del Ray Moro, the Water Mine and Garden




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This page last updated December 2008

Information on this page comes from my March 1999 and October 2006 visit to Spain