Magnificent Ronda & Seville

Last year I was swept off my feet to a surprise city break. I didn’t know where we were going until we actually arrived and I would have never guessed (and believe me I tried countless times). We landed in Malaga and from there drove on one of the most scenic roads towards our dreamy destination.



When I think of our days in Ronda I remember the smell of cinnamon and freshly baked pastries. I’m not sure if it was coming from the charming coffee shops or if I was just imagining but what I am certain of is that Ronda is bohemian little place where life was moving in sweet slow-motion.

We happily adapted to the new pace and strolled down enchanting pebbled streets regularly stopping to take pictures.



We walked past coffee and ice cream shops, most of which were closed at that time for the siesta.


Arrived in one gorgeous plaza…


and then another (Plaza Duquesa de Parcent)


Up on the hill to take in more of the views.


Of course the main attraction in Ronda is the El Tajo gorge and the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) which we explored from every angle and at different times of the day.



After a couple of relaxed days in Ronda we ventured towards Seville to other stunning pebbled plazas such as Plaza del Triunfo with Catedral de Sevilla (Seville Cathedral).


We didn’t go up the Giralda, instead we lazily sat on one of the benches and watched people go by. Sadly we didn’t have time to visit Alcázar but I’ve heard it’s amazing and I guess the endless queues to get in were  proof of this.

Once rested we got up again and continued our walk towards the river past the many orange trees.


We strolled on the bank of Guadalquivir, starting at Torre del Oro and towards Puente de Triana.


With the music pumping in our ears we walked back to La Casa del Flamenco where we already had tickets to a flamenco show. It was absolutely breathtaking and I can’t recommend this enough if you happen to be in Seville!

On our very last morning we spent time exploring Plaza de España to some very moody weather.


We really enjoyed our time in Andalusia discovering Ronda and Seville with their fairy tale cobble streets and amazing architecture!

Have you ever been to either of these places? What did you love the most?



    1. They’re both gorgeous (and I’m not even going to start on how great the food is), definitely worth at least a short trip! There’s a pretty famous music festival in Ronda too, I’ve never been but heard good things.

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  1. Lovely post. I live in Seville, it’s an amazing city and I also love flamenco. But Ronda is still the prettiest place I’ve been to in Andalusia.

    I’d love to go back and stay again for a couple of weeks, just chilling, reading and writing. There was so much to explore there but I felt as if I’d only seen part of it.

    Loved the photos, especially the motion ones, how did you do that?

    Looking forward to more posts.


    Barry O’Leary

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback Barry! How amazing that you live in Seville! I agree, I’d love to spend more time in Spain and just eat, walk and read the days away.
      The motion pictures are actually just short videos or time lapses then converted into gifs so that they load faster – I use this website . I think you can also get this effect from pictures but I’ve never had enough shots to give it a go. Hope this helps!
      PS: your blog looks great, very insightful!

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