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Review of Puente Nuevo Bridge

Puente Nuevo Bridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

You have to walk down to the bottom of the gorge to get the full scale of this amazing structure.

Visited April 2012
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“Simply stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

The bridge is so old, the gorge is so deep, and the views are fantastic.

Visited March 2012
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“Jaw-dropping views of the El Tajo Gorge from the bridge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

This town is a favourite day-trip visit for tourists on the Costa del Sol - we visited at Easter and drove up from Fuengirola on the coast near Marbella, on the A376, a winding and steep road but with awesome views. Ronda is very well known for its bullfighting - and also as the place where the ashes of Orson Welles are interred. Ernest Hemingway wrote 'Fiesta' in this village.
The highlight for me was the view from the New Bridge - see the pics attached - though there are other things to see - the convent art museum, and the old town streets amongst others.
In winter I'm told it snows so be careful if driving up then. We hired a small Corsa which was a bit underpowered and slowed down on the steep inclines driving up there.

Visited April 2012
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“Wow! A must see if you visit Anadalucia.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Stunning. The whole of Ronda is breathtaking, if very busy. Go early or stay late to avoid the crowds.

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“Build it and they will come”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Although it's fascinating to look at El Tajo, the gorge, with it's improbable jaggedness just suddenly there... it's really the surrounding architecture that makes it worth the drive.

It's a bit surreal to be walking down a quaint little street, surrounded by cheese shops, postcards, hotel signs and get your first glimpse of the buildings on the other side of the gorge. It's obvious that they're built at the edge of a cliff... but at first glimpse you can't tell how steep nor how deep the gorge really is. The sight of the buildings clustered along that sharp edge is so improbable, so intriguing that you simply must continue to the bridge to get a better look. And then, the walls of the bridge obstruct the edge.. and you still don't really know what's down there. What are those windows gazing upon? The only way to know is to step out there and see for yourself.

Yes, the photos you've seen really do capture the beauty and ingenuity of the bridge... but to truly appreciate how incredible a feat it was to complete this mammoth bridge in the late 1700's, you simply must make your way gingerly out onto the bridge, defy that reptilian self-preservation node of your brain that clings to the stone, peer down into the depths of the gorge, and marvel that people somehow suspended the massive stone under your feet 300 feet above the river below.

So, if you're in the area, get your jacket and tie on your hat (the wind roars through the gorge at times) and come trod the immense stone blocks of the Puente Nuevo.

To really enjoy it, spend the night in Ronda, marvel at the sunset and locate a suitable place for coffee with a sunrise view and head there the next morning. Then grab some cheese, jamon and bread and get out of town before the tour buses arrive. Note: stores opened very late on Sunday so you'll need to get your picnic supplies at the gas station mini mart.

Visited October 2011
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