Plaza de Espana (Spain Square), Ronda
How is it different? It overlooks the New Bridge and the fabulous Ronda Gorge ( El Tajo de Ronda). The views are really breathtaking. There are plenty of bars and eateries. There is one unobtrusive McDonald's, but it's only one. The Ronda ambiance is still intact.
There is the former Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) of 1734, now the Hotel Parador, and a statue of Antonio de los Rios Rosas, a statesman and native of Ronda born in 1812.
The town's main square was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Chapter 10 tells of fascists rounded up in front of the Town Hall and thrown off a neighboring cliff. The episode is based on events that took place here in Spain Square.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Ronda. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Plaza de Espana (Spain Square) on Map
Walking Tours in Ronda, Spain
Seen from the air, Ronda is breathtaking. It is in two parts,... view more
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles