The trail of the Pueblo Blancos

Dawn still an hour away, my trusty flashlight safe in my hotel room, I cautiously feel my way down a steep dirt path. After a few hundred meters I am rewarded with a view of the famous Ronda bridge, still just an ominous silhouette, looming above me in the morning twilight.

Ronda is the most famous of the acclaimed white towns , and is also the  starting point on my trail of the Pueblo Blancos. To the west the sun is beginning to illuminate the mountain ranges within Sierra de Grazalema natural park. It is there I will be journeying, visiting several distinct towns known for the white facades and brown roofs and dramatic settings.

Ronda is perched on an plateau split in two by El Tajo gorge, the "new Bridge" connects the city over the 100 meter gorge. Ronda is also surrounded by mountains adding to the stunning and dramatic setting. Established in the 9th century BC, 

 

 

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