25/01/2012 14 °C
So this Sunday we had another excursion! We went to the city of Ronda. It's weird, it was a beautiful city and the tour we went on (details to follow) was by far one of my favorites, but for some reason, Ronda just didn't click with me. We did only get about 6 hours there, and an hour and a half was spent eating at a restaurant, but it just seemed like it was missing something to be considered a classic Spanish city. Not sure. But either way I still enjoyed it plenty! The tour we went on was for a BULL FIGHTING RING! How cool?!?!? I've been so so so pumped to do something with bull fighting since we've been here, and I'm so glad we got the opportunity! It was a nice sunny day too so that worked out nicely, as usual! But before I get to that, I have a little background, and other pictures first!
We got to the city at around 11 am, and from there toured around for a bit to mostly check out the sights that Ronda is partially known for. Not as good as Toledo, but I mean, if this were the only place I were to visit in all of Spain, I'd be pretty satisfied!
See what I mean?? Then we went into a little town circle thing where the bull fighting ring was.
Then it was time to head into the ring! Yeah, we actually got to go into the bull fighting ring where Spanish culture was at its finest!! Here, a very famous matador, Pedro Romero, spent pretty much all of his career in this ring. He "performed"/etc. here thousands of times, and was beautiful in his movements, and never got actually injured at any fight. Which obviously means he was pretty amazing at his work.
worked out so well that one of my friends wears a red jacket! Toro!
famous Ronda Bridge... pretty sure it used to be a prison actually. aka, no one ever tried to escape!
at one point, someone's house? Can't even imagine living here!!!!
and here was our view during lunch! que linda!
So after lunch, we walked around a bit on our own and I finished my souvenir shopping for the trip, except for a few probable Barcelona things! Or so I thought, until I bought my brother and I both something else yesterday (tuesday). Overall it was a nice day, great to have more memories and sights to look back at!!