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Puente Nuevo

This impressive feat of architecture offers sweeping views of El Tajo Gorge, Ronda’s townscape and a countryside of patchwork fields and rolling mountains.

Stand on Puente Nuevo and enjoy the magnificent vistas that span out from the bridge in all directions. Marvel at the architecture of this 18th-century manmade landmark, which connects Ronda’s old and new quarters and spans El Tajo Gorge. Gaze at the surrounding Andalusian countryside and watch as birds glide above an imposing canyon.

Completed in 1793 after 42 years of construction, Puente Nuevo was built to allow traffic to travel freely between the Moorish-era La Ciudad and modern El Mercadillo district. Admire the triple-arched bridge, which stands 322 feet (98 meters) tall and 217 feet (66 meters) long.

Position yourself on either side of the bridge and peer down the sheer cliffs of El Tajo Gorge. At its deepest point, the gorge falls away to 394 feet (120 meters) below the bridge. Look east to see the peaks of the Sierra de las Nieves mountains and west to spot the Sierra de Grazalema range. Patchwork fields provide a scenic backdrop to the mountainous landscape.

Take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship demonstrated by the bridge’s architects. Note how the arches are built into the cliff faces. Walk down into the gorge itself to get a full view of the front of the bridge. Trails lead from the western edge of La Ciudad and along the riverbanks. Watch as birds, such as choughs and warblers, fly above the gorge and around the Río Guadalevín.

Reach Puente Nuevo easily on foot from all areas of Ronda. It is a popular starting point for exploring the town. Walk north into El Mercadillo and visit Plaza de España, Plaza de Toros bullring and La Bola shopping district. Stroll south to the charming Moorish-era La Ciudad, home to landmarks such as the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and Puerta de Almocábar. Browse historical artifacts at Plaza Mondragón and curious paraphernalia at Museo Lara.


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Lodging Near Puente Nuevo

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$91
Parador de Ronda

Parador de Ronda

Plaza de España, s/n, Ronda
4.4
of 5, from 529 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ronda, this hotel is steps from Plaza de Espana, Puente Nuevo, and Puente Nuevo Bridge. Plaza de Toros and Ronda Bullring Museum are also within 5 minutes.

$89
Catalonia Ronda

Catalonia Ronda

Avenida Virgen de la Paz, 16, Ronda
4.8
of 5, from 15 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ronda, this spa hotel is steps from Ronda Bullring Museum, Plaza de Toros, and Circulo de Artistas. Plaza de Espana and Church of Our Lady of Mercy Round are also within 5 minutes.

$49
Hotel El Tajo

Hotel El Tajo

7, Cruz Verde Street, Ronda
4.2
of 5, from 240 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ronda, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Circulo de Artistas and Plaza de Toros. Ronda Bullring Museum and Church of Our Lady of Mercy Round are also within 10 minutes.

$37
Hotel Polo

Hotel Polo

Calle Padre Mariano Soubiron, 8, Ronda
4.1
of 5, from 313 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ronda, this hotel is steps from Church of Our Lady of Mercy Round, Circulo de Artistas, and Ronda Bullring Museum. Plaza de Toros and Plaza de Espana are also within 5 minutes.

$99
Hotel Montelirio

Hotel Montelirio

Calle Tenorio, 8, Ronda
4.6
of 5, from 132 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ronda, this historic hotel is steps from Puente Nuevo Bridge, Museo Lara, and Puente Nuevo. Casa del Rey Moro and Unicaja Joaquin Peinado Museum are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel San Gabriel

Hotel San Gabriel

Calle Marques de Moctezuma 19, Ronda
4.7
of 5, from 85 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this romantic hotel is steps from Unicaja Joaquin Peinado Museum, Museo Lara, and Museo de Caza. Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and Bandit Museum are also within 5 minutes.

$52
Hotel Don Miguel

Hotel Don Miguel

Plaza de Espana 4-5, Ronda
4.0
of 5, from 22 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ronda, this hotel is steps from Puente Nuevo, Plaza de Espana, and Puente Nuevo Bridge. Plaza de Toros and Ronda Bullring Museum are also within 5 minutes.

$83
Apartamentos Rondacentro

Apartamentos Rondacentro

Calle José Aparicio, 1A, Ronda
4.8
of 5, from 37 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ronda, this apartment is steps from Plaza de Espana, Puente Nuevo, and Plaza de Toros. Puente Nuevo Bridge and Ronda Bullring Museum are also within 5 minutes.