Puente Viejo (Old Bridge), Ronda

Puente Viejo (Old Bridge), Ronda

The city of Ronda is divided by the 394-foot-deep chasm of the Guadalevin River. The chasm is spanned by three bridges. The Old Bridge (Puente Viejo) is the second oldest and the smallest of the three bridges. Built in 1616, it is only for pedestrian traffic. It was once the only link between Little Market (El Mercadillo) and the Old City (La Ciudad).

Despite its name Old Bridge, it is newer than the Roman Bridge (Puente Romano). The 33 feet bridge is a basic single-arch and 102 feet above the river bed. The bridge parapet niches and balconies were redone in an 18th-century renovation. There are four viewing balconies mid-span, and the road is paved.

On the north side of the Old Bridge is a stepped garden leading up to the New Bridge. On the south side is the ornate Gate of Philip V. On the east side are the remains of the 13th-century Arab Baths ("Hammams").

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Puente Viejo (Old Bridge) on Map

Sight Name: Puente Viejo (Old Bridge)
Sight Location: Ronda, Spain (See walking tours in Ronda)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Ronda Introduction Walking Tour

Ronda Introduction Walking Tour

Ancient rock paintings found in the area tell us Ronda was settled by Celts, who called it "Arunda." Phoenicians and Romans followed the Celts. Muslim rule was established in 713 by the Umayyads, who called it the "Castle of Rundah." Islamic domination ended in 1485 when Rodrigo, Duke of Cadiz, conquered the city.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles