Spanish Travel Diary – Ronda

Ronda was so beautiful – I’m a sucker for all things rustic and Ronda was a quirky amalgamation of both modern and old architecture. We walked for a good couple of hours in 40 degree heat, so it was tough going but it was completely worth it!…

Ronda has a pretty rich tapestry of history – for the history buffs, you can read all about that here. 

Once again we were greeted by soaring temperatures from the minute we woke up.We hopped in cars (thank god for air conditioning!) and began the 1 hour journey to Ronda. Winding round and round and round, with the views getting increasingly dizzying we edged closer to our final destination.

You can stop off at various points along the way to take in the view (and buy watermelon!), but we focussed on getting there ASAP! We just made it in time for lunch (read about our heavenly lunch here).

We meandered down the side streets stopping in at all the various souvenir shops…

Before getting to the prettiest of vistas that look out over the land…

What makes a scene more Spanish? A guy playing Spanish music on his guitar of course*

(*he actually started with the theme tune from the Godfather which was… weird.)

We’d been stood on the viewing platform and decided to head back towards the town – as someone with a fear of heights I pretty much wet myself when I realised we’d been standing on this tiny balcony…


We wondered over to the pretty band stand to take in some more of the view…

And then decided to meander back towards the town…

I stuck in the shade for a bit, but it was OK, I kept a close eye on them all…

Down we headed back into the town which, by the way, was SERIOUS #architecturegoals (I appreciate the GOALS hashtag tends to pertain more to body goals, couple goals etc… but I’m a geek and I really like my old buildings okay?)

Until finally we’d looped back round one final time, and  it was time to wave goodbye to Ronda and head back home…

We wound our way back down the mountain, hurrying as we got closer back to the house because we had a very special dinner reservation to make – but more on that later!

Have you been to Ronda?

Kate x



  1. August 15, 2017 / 17:22

    #bloggoals #photographygoals #travelgoals

    The architecture is absolutely beautiful!

    Gorgeous photos, I’m glad you had a great time! I love that white dress on you, I’ve never been but I really want to go. #RB trip?

    Hels xx

    • Kate
      August 18, 2017 / 09:09

      Its so lovely isn’t it? I’d like to run away and live there!

      It’s a definite YES to #RB trip!!

      Kate x

    • Kate
      August 18, 2017 / 09:12

      It was INTENSE heat!

      Kate x

  2. August 15, 2017 / 20:39

    Oh wow it looks amazing, although I would be struggling in that heat. I want to go to Ronda!

    • Kate
      August 18, 2017 / 09:19

      Def go! Pod trip on the horizon 🙂

      Kate x

  3. August 15, 2017 / 21:23

    Gorgeous views! Looks like a lovely little place x

    • Kate
      August 18, 2017 / 09:22

      Thanks Steph!

      Kate x

  4. abbeylouisarose
    August 16, 2017 / 09:13

    Such a gorgeous post, Kate! I definitely agree with Hels, this is real #travelgoals! Ronda looks absolutely stunning, I bet the place has an amazing history! I wonder if they do any archaeology there hehe …. 😉 The shot you’ve taken of the flowers, overlooking part of the town and the mountains is just beautiful, so massive well done on your photography! The white dress really suits you as well, such a crisp and classy look! Thank you for sharing this, my wanderlust is definitely increased…

    Abbey 👑

    • Kate
      August 18, 2017 / 09:31

      Aww thank you Abbey! Ha I bet there are some GREAT dig sites in Ronda! And thank you, I think thats my favourite pic too – there’s so many cute little hidden away spots like that!

      Thank you for your lovely comment Abbey

      Kate x

  5. August 16, 2017 / 13:59

    Wow, this is such a gorgeous post full of beautiful pictures! Your photography on this trip has been amazing! This looks like such an impressive place to visit. Plus, you look amazing in that dress!
    Hayley X

    • Kate
      August 18, 2017 / 09:31

      Thank you so much lovely! Your comment made my day 🙂

      Kate x

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