Hemingway was here and Orson Welles still is

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Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent a number of summers in the city of Ronda in Malaga. Both were drawn to bullfighting and in 1987, two years after Welles died, his ashes were buried in the country estate of his bullfighter friend Antonio Ordoñez, just outside Ronda.
The location of Ronda is, in itself, one of it´s main attractions. The city is perched on a ridge with a drop of around 100 metres and the canyon is known as el Tajo. The old part of town is joined to the new part of town by the Puente Nuevo (the New Bridge). Just by the bridge is the Parador, housed in the former Town Hall dating back to 1781. Even if you are not staying there, it is worth having lunch or a drink with great views. The bullfighting ring which is around the corner from the Parador is the oldest in Spain, built in 1784. The house of San Juan Bosco, so called because it was donated to the Salesian religious order by the owners, is worth a visit.




My name is Patricio. I write about travel and culture and specifically about the places I have visited in my blog Special Baggage. Hope you enjoy it.

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