This marvelous city is located in a mountainous area at an altitude of about 750m (2,460 feet) above sea level. The Guadalevin River flows through the city, dividing it in half and forming the impressive El Tajo canyon.
Three bridges: Puente Romano, Puente Viejo and Puente Nuevo, pass over the canyon. Puente Nuevo is the tallest of the bridges; it rises to a height of 120 meters (390 feet) above the bottom of the canyon. These stunning bridges are amongst the most striking sights of the city.
American writers Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway spent many years in Ronda, taking shelter in the old quarter of the city known as La Ciudad. Both described in their writings the beauty of this ancient city, which boosted the popularity of Ronda among tourists.