Ronda, just 8 km away, is one of the most beautiful cities of Andalusia, steeped in history. It stands on a towering plateau in the mountains of the province of Malaga. This mighty promontory ensured that Ronda was an impregnable fortress for the Christian armies until the end of the Reconquista. The plateau is split in two by the gap, ‘El Tajo’, caused by the river Guadelevín, and is the natural separation between the old and the new Ronda. This gap is spanned by a stone bridge, Puente Nuevo, and once housed a prison underneath. All visitors to Ronda are staring with disbelief down into the deep gorge, and then often, unconsciously shivering, step back a little! The shopping area of Ronda, where some of the traditional shops still maintain, is located in the new part of town. Read more here. However, the most enchanting walks can be found in the old town where the Moorish and Roman atmosphere can be inhaled in every street corner. Click here for a street map and the monuments of Ronda Nearby village of Arriate provides with banks, small supermarkets and other stores that you need on a daily basis. This charming village is also known for its cheap & cheerful tapas bars. Since 2012 we now also have a very good and affordable restaurant located in the old depot house from the train station. Ronda lies very central to all the cities which are worth visiting and can easily be travelled in one day, such as Cordoba (Mezquita), Granada (Alhambra-book well in advance!), Seville (Giralda and Reales Alcazares), Málaga (Picasso Museum) and Gibraltar and Marbella/Costa del Sol..