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Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) Tours

Puente Nuevo (New Bridge)
The Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) is a major feat of 18th-century engineering uniting Ronda’s old and new towns over El Tajo Gorge, the sheer limestone ravine that descends 390 feet (120 meters) to the craggy bed of the Guadalevín River. Spanish architect José Martín de Aldehuela designed the bridge, constructed between 1759 and 1793.

The Basics
To the south of the Puente Nuevo lies La Ciudad, Ronda’s Moorish old town, a pueblo blanco (white town) crammed with labyrinthine cobblestone streets, wrought-iron window grills and balconies, and painted shutters. Here is where most of Ronda’s historic sites lie, including Mondragón Palace and Casa del Rey Moro. Over the bridge to the north is the new(er) town of El Mercadillo, Ronda’s modern commercial heart, with stores, tapas bars, and one of the oldest bullrings in Spain.

As for the Puente Nuevo, the chamber built into the bridge’s central arch below the road was once used as a jail where political prisoners were reputedly thrown out the windows to their deaths on the rocks below. Today, it serves as a small museum detailing the history and construction of the bridge. All-day tours of Ronda from nearby cities are available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The best photo opportunity and viewpoint across the gorge is in the middle of Puente Nuevo, but be careful of traffic.
  • To catch another view of the bridge, descend to the bottom of the gorge, but be aware that the path is gravelly and steep.
  • Ronda is small enough to explore on foot; good walking shoes are recommended.

How to Get There
Parking is plentiful around El Mercadillo (the new town) and outside the old town walls. If you’re traveling by car, it is about an hour and 45 minutes from Seville and about an hour and 30 minutes from Málaga. Bus service is available from both of those cities through Los Amarillos as well. Transportation is typically included with guided all-day tours.

When to Get There
Some visitors believe the best time to see the Puente Nuevo is at night, when it is illuminated by floodlights. And of course sunrise and sunset are popular times as well. If you plan to explore El Tajo Gorge, keep in mind that there is not much shade, so you might want to avoid peak daylight hours during the summer. Overall, though, Ronda does not get as hot as the coast since the town is surrounded by mountains.

Ronda’s Bullring
Inaugurated in 1785, Plaza de Toros de Ronda is one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. It is open to visitors throughout the year except the first week in September, when the bullfighting Festival of Pedro Romero takes place. During the remainder of the year, it is used for concerts and shows and as a horse-riding school. A bullfighting museum, located under the seats, features historical bullfighting artifacts, including the royal harness collection.
Address: Ronda, Malaga, Spain
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31 Tours and Activities to Experience Puente Nuevo (New Bridge)

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Private White Villages & Ronda Day Tour from Seville

Private White Villages & Ronda Day Tour from Seville

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Explore Andalucia’s ‘White Villages’ on a full-day, private tour from Seville to Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema, and Ronda, with the flexibility to customize the itinerary to your preferences. Visit picture-perfect historic centers, see the wildlife of Sierra de Grazalema, walk across Ronda’s soaring bridge, and learn about Andalucian history and culture. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel and is priced per vehicle for one to five, or six to 8 people.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$466.55
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$466.55
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Ronda Private Day Trip from Malaga

Ronda Private Day Trip from Malaga

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Visit one of Andalucia’s must-see towns without transport hassles or itinerary constraints on this private Ronda trip from Malaga. After a scenic drive, marvel at the town’s position straddling the high El Tajo Gorge. See the Puente Nuevo gorge bridge, old bullring, Mondragon Palace, and more as you wish, and get historical insights and restaurant tips from a driver-guide. Private air-conditioned transport, plus hotel and port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$356.05
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$356.05
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Seville Private Transfer to Granada with a Visit to Ronda

Seville Private Transfer to Granada with a Visit to Ronda

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Ensure a smooth journey from Seville to historical Granada by booking this private, full-day transfer service—and enjoy a stop off in the beautiful city of Ronda, too. Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence in Seville, and relax on the journey to Granada in a comfortable, private vehicle. Along the way, enjoy free time to explore Ronda independently or upgrade for a guided tour including the Madragon palace, Baños Arabe, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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$333.67
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$333.67
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Full-day Ronda, Plaza de Toros, and Pueblos Blancos Tour from Seville

Full-day Ronda, Plaza de Toros, and Pueblos Blancos Tour from Seville

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With just one day to spend in Ronda, a guided tour will ensure you check off all the highlights. On this full-day tour from Seville, visit the famous Plaza de Toros bullring, enjoy spectacular views over the El Tajo River Gorge, sample Andalucian wines at the Ronda Wine Museum, and enjoy an optional walking tour of the historic Pueblos Blancos.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.26
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$96.26
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Ronda and White Villages Guided Day Tour from Seville

Ronda and White Villages Guided Day Tour from Seville

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Explore the captivating landscape and ancient culture of Andalusia on this full-day tour from Seville. Visit a medieval Islamic castle and the ‘white village’ of Grazalema, so called for its distinctive whitewashed homes. In Malaga province, take a 2-hour walking tour of Ronda’s old town, including the world’s oldest bullfight arena and the Puente Nuevo bridge for thrilling clifftop views down into a rocky chasm.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$356.58
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Private Seville Transfer to Malaga Including Visit to Ronda

Private Seville Transfer to Malaga Including Visit to Ronda

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Ensure a smooth journey from Seville to Malaga by booking this private, full-day transfer service — and enjoy a stop off in the beautiful city of Ronda, too. Meet your driver at your hotel or private residence in Seville, and relax on the journey to Malaga in a comfortable, private vehicle. Along the way, enjoy free time to explore Ronda independently or upgrade for a guided tour including the Madragon palace, Baños Arabe, and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$336.55
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$336.55
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Ronda Day Trip from Malaga

Ronda Day Trip from Malaga

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Discover the dramatic mountains and historical landmarks of Ronda on a full-day trip from Malaga, led by a professional guide. Travel through the sublime Spanish countryside, admiring olive groves and vineyards, and then embark on a guided walking tour on arrival in Ronda. See the 15th-century Mondragon Palace; step inside the ancient bullfighting arena; and gaze at the iconic New Bridge that connects the old town with the new. Stop off at the charming village of Setenil de las Bodegas on your way back to Malaga and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Malaga hotel.
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  • 12 hours
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$296.12
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$296.12
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Private Full-Day Tour of Ronda from Marbella with Hotel pick up

Private Full-Day Tour of Ronda from Marbella with Hotel pick up

Explore the ancient city of Ronda on a private, full-day tour departing from Marbella. Learn about the city’s Roman roots and see highlights like the old Town Hall, the well-preserved Arab baths and one of Spain’s oldest bullfighting rings. Take in spectacular views from Puente Nuevo and other bridges that span clifftops from dizzying heights, and stop anywhere else you’d like. The day’s itinerary can be fully customized to suit your interests, with a private driver and guide available to make recommendations and share insights into the town’s heritage.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$540.21
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$540.21
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Ronda Gorge Buggy Tour

Ronda Gorge Buggy Tour

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The standard view of Ronda’s El Tajo gorge is from above, from the town’s Puente Nuevo bridge. This tour lets you view the ravine from below—something most visitors never experience—on a self-drive buggy. Settle into a 2- or 4-seater 4x4 (depending on option selected), and zip along roads and trails before roaring along the gorge floor. Instructions, coffee stop, and Go-Pro footage from your buggy are included.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes
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$146.51
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Private Full Day Tour to Ronda from Seville with Hotel pick up and drop off

Private Full Day Tour to Ronda from Seville with Hotel pick up and drop off

Discover the ancient city of Ronda on this full-day private tour from Seville. Explore the many Moorish remains as well as newer Spanish additions like the bullfighting ring. Take in the panoramic views of the city from many points and learn about the rich history from its founding in 4BC by Julius Caesar to present-day as you follow your informative guide.
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  • 9 hours
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$575.82
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$575.82
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Ronda private walking tour by Tours in Malaga

Ronda private walking tour by Tours in Malaga

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Explore the culture of Ronda with a guide on this private, personalized tour. Set out into the old city and admire Moorish architecture while you hear stories about the area’s history from your guide. Pass through the New Bridge before entering the modern part of Ronda. Visit the Tauromachy Museum and learn about the history of bullfighting in Ronda.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.45
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$137.45
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Private Walking Tour of Ronda with official tour guide

Private Walking Tour of Ronda with official tour guide

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From ancient Roman roots to Moorish rule and Andalusian bullfights, discover the long and fascinating history of Ronda on this private walking tour. Stroll through the old town center and across the dramatic bridges that cross the Tajo Canyon with a guide, stopping at the city’s most interesting landmarks along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.00
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$221.00
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Private Tours In Ronda

Private Tours In Ronda

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Explore Ronda with a native guide, who loves her town and always adapts the tour according to your necessities and interests. We are focused to intimate small groups such us family or couples or friends groups.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$191.35
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$191.35
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Guided Tour of Ronda

Guided Tour of Ronda

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We offer you a guided tour of a guide born in Ronda, who loves his city as much as his profession. After this tour you will have a broad vision of the history, traditions and way of life in Ronda. Our idea is that you enjoy the experience of a visit to Ronda in a fun and entertaining way, but if you lose sight of the historical importance of this small Andalusian city
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  • 3 hours
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$223.23
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$223.23
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Guided tours of Ronda, Malaga and Marbella

Guided tours of Ronda, Malaga and Marbella

Ronda is an excellent opportunity to return to the lost Arcadia that so many travelers, writers, musicians ..., looked for in the 19th century. Here Mérimée heard for the first time the story of Carmen, who then wrote and made him famous. Here Napoleon lost the war, by devoting so many resources he needed in Europe. Here a poet wrote: "... Ronda, dream city ..."
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$233.22
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Private Tour

Private Tour "White Villages from Ronda": Setenil - Grazalema - Zahara 8H

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We want you to enjoy the Pueblos Blancos excursion, with the help of an expert local guide. Unhurriedly and in a relaxed way you will discover history, culture, traditions and way of life in rural areas. Our goal is to get your smile at the end of the day and remember this excursion as one of the most pleasant experiences of your trip to Spain. Our van is a comfortable Mercedes V-Class licensed for passenger transport. This private excursion can be adapted to the preferences of each client. There is a guided tour in each of the villages, We like to make stops to enjoy the landscape and learn about the daily work in the field. Each time of the year is different: the harvest of olives, the extraction of cork, the harvest or sunflowers. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is the habitat for the Mountain Goat and large raptors, such as the Leonado Vulture The lunch can be programmed in a family winery
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  • 8 hours
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$733.47
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$733.47
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Surrounding Ronda Buggy Trip with Gorge Visit

Surrounding Ronda Buggy Trip with Gorge Visit

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Venture off-road on this fun self-drive buggy tour from Ronda and benefit from a personalized experience with a small-group size and a local guide. Zip through the historic Old Town, admire the beautiful countryside surrounding Ronda, and explore the magnificent El Tajo Gorge.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.69
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$220.69
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Ronda: Bullring, Water Mine and Arab Baths Private Tour

Ronda: Bullring, Water Mine and Arab Baths Private Tour

Without a private tour of Ronda, you might miss the stories and sights that set this city apart as one of the top destinations in Malaga. Travel to the city’s 250-year-old bullring, the impressive New Bridge, and other stunning attractions with just your guide and private party. Included entrance fees,  tapas, and transportation round out the tour and provide great value.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$306.94
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$306.94
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Via Ferrata Tajo de Ronda

Via Ferrata Tajo de Ronda

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The via Tara de Ronda via ferrata, is ideal to start in this sport since it has no technical steps, however the spectacular views of the new bridge of Ronda and the Canyon are an attraction more than enough to be encouraged to do it.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$61.39
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$61.39

Private Half-Day Tour of Ronda from Malaga with Hotel pick up and drop off

Private Half-Day Tour of Ronda from Malaga with Hotel pick up and drop off

Discover the beauty of Ronda on this private half-day tour from Malaga. Enjoy this personalized tour with a local guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. See Ronda and explore the city’s most iconic monuments and sights, like the Arab baths, old Town Hall, and one of Spain’s oldest bullfighting rings. Customize the tour to meet your needs.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$484.96
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$484.96
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Private visit to Ronda: 2 Hours in the afternoon

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Private visit to Ronda: 2 Hours in the afternoon

We offer you a guided tour of a guide born in Ronda, who loves his city as much as his profession. After this tour you will have a broad vision of the history, traditions and way of life in Ronda. Our idea is that you enjoy the experience of a visit to Ronda in a fun and entertaining way, but if you lose sight of the historical importance of this small Andalusian city. Ronda is quieter in the afternoon, so this guided tour allows you to enjoy the different corners and viewpoints in a calm and relaxed way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.94
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$191.35
$57.41 savings
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$133.94
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$191.35
$57.41 savings

Private Full-Day Tour of Ronda from Malaga with Hotel pick up and drop off

Private Full-Day Tour of Ronda from Malaga with Hotel pick up and drop off

Your tour of Ronda begins with a pickup in Malaga. Your guide will meet you once you arrive to Ronda.  In Ronda, let your guide be your teacher as they lead you to the most enchanting sites in the city. Among many of the monuments, you can choose to see are the Bridges of Ronda, three bridges spanning the Tajo canyon, named Puente Romano, Puente Viejo and Puente Nuevo. You may also explore sites such as the former Town Hall, Corrida Goyesca, one of the oldest bullfighting rings in Spain, and the Arab Baths, considered to be one of the best preserved in Europe. In Ronda enjoy a 3 hour visit, the rest of the time is free time.  Your private luxury vehicle with chauffeur will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can enjoy the monuments to the fullest and get the best out of your experience in the city. When the tour is finished, your private guide and chauffeur will take you back to your hotel or place of choice in Malaga.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$599.14
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$599.14
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Ronda Walking tour, the dreamt city.

Ronda Walking tour, the dreamt city.

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Through this walking tour you'll inmerse yourself in the history, culture and tradition of the authentic Ronda. This unique city was settlement of different civilizations and even today visiting Ronda makes you travel back in time. Enjoy its amazing views from the cliffs and don't miss the chance to meet it's magnificent New Bridge. The best introduction to a city like no other in the world.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.56
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$95.56
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Private Tour to Ronda with an Experienced Official Local Guide

Private Tour to Ronda with an Experienced Official Local Guide

Why just look around if you can look and understand?? So that you don’t leave Ronda feeling disappointed, hire a licensed local tour guide to enhance your visit. I will show you around and bring your tour to life by explaining the most outstanding aspects of the local history, art, and culture of this truly unique, beautiful Andalusian town. Do not hesitate and give yourself what you deserve! I started working as an official Guide in 1997, two years after graduating in Tourism, and I'm still working on it. I have the privilege of dedicating myself to a profession that I love and for which I have true respect and authentic passion. I enjoy every group, every explanation, every question, every step... I also had the incredible experience of guiding people as important as the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, also the First Lady of Panama and the First Lady of Mozambique, the Princess Desiré de Hohenlohe, Rick Steves, two ambassadors of the USA to Spain, amongst others.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.20
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$210.20
per group
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What's the best way to experience Puente Nuevo (New Bridge)?