Hotel Bodega El Juncal Ronda
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... worth a visit. Although I'm not in favour of bull fighting it is a part of the culture here and so a visit was in order. There are also some old Moorish baths and a Bandeleros museum - apparently Robin Hood style bandits sought refuge here in the many cliff side caves. Fascinating place, charming and pretty. Last night we found an Irish pub and watched the rugby - Australia vs Argentina. Atmosphere was terrific and we were very pleased Australia ...
... Ronda is the birthplace of modern bullfighting, when Phillip II introduced for military training in the 16th C. It was developed into an art form by Ronda native, Francesco Romero, in the early 1700's. His sons and grandsons continued refining the role of the bullfighters. As much as the bullfighter and bull is revered here, the beautiful white Andalucían horses are also honoured. It was fun to stand in the centre of the bullring (the oldest ...
... t think fast enough to save myself. My left leg stuck out straight and my right bent under me which grazed my knee and toes (coz of course I was wearing my sandals). Both my arms flung down for support which hurt my left shoulder and jarred my right elbow and wrist a little. I'm very thankful my big pack saved me from the worst of it (and that I didn't buy a China plate in Seville). As it was the horse that distracted me, I kept my eyes on him the whole time I was falling ...
... passed the Arab Baths and was enticed inside on the recommendations of a departing Swiss couple who explained it as pretty cool. And it was. These Muslims were really into the whole bathing concept and made it much more than a wash around the ears and a dip under water. Baths were obviously places of great community importance as well as places to practice good hygiene.
I finally made my way to the Old Bridge (aka the Roman Bridge) although even I could tell it was of a ...
After lunch we walked around the city center but it was siesta so we watched tennis in the Irish pub, then did a little shopping when the stores were open again.
We found another fabulous restaurant for dinner. It was just at the bottom of our street, in a large plaza. A few restaurants in the plaza had tables and chairs out. The one we wanted was very popular and didn't have many tables so we had to wait 20 minutes, but it was worth the wait.