40 imagesMálaga's history dates back 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The town known as "the capital of the Costa del Sol" is historically and culturally vibrant. Although Malaga is not so visited a city in Andalucia like Granada or Ronda, it still offers some exciting experiences. Most popular tourist attractions include the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the Museo Picasso Málaga, Gibralfaro Castle, Muslim palace Alcazaba, and Malaga Cathedral. The view from Gibralfaro Castle is spectacular over the city to Malaga Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
25 imagesRonda lies high in the Serrania de Ronda mountains. It is famous for the deep ravine in Guadalevín River that divides the town into the ancient and modern parts. Puente Nuevo bridge runs above El Tajo gorge and connects the two city parts. Ronda, its unchallenged reputation at the heart of all that is Andalucían, keeps one of the most visited cities in Spain. Besides the scenery, Ronda is famous for its colorful history, including Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Christians. Bullfighting experts say that Ronda is the place where modern bullfighting rules were born. The Real Maestranza bullring (built-in 1785) is one of the oldest and most picturesque in Spain. The famous bullfighter Pedro Romero (1754-1839) founded the Ronda School for Bullfighting, which is still known today for its classicism and firm adherence to the rules. Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent many summers in Ronda as part-time residents of Ronda's old town quarter called La Ciudad. Both wrote about Ronda's beauty and grand bullfighting traditions. Their joint accounts have contributed to Ronda's popularity as a tourist hot spot over time.