Ronda Countryside, Spain

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This Monday, we continue our walk from last week’s A Garden Walk in Ronda. 🙂

We had no idea how far the hotel was from Ronda. Once we were out of the busy town, we were on a unpaved, narrow (very narrow), and uphill road for a while. Though a professional driver was behind the wheel, we needed not to worry, but I began to wonder why we couldn’t just stay in town.

When we arrived, ah… the beautiful arch gate!

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We first walked through this lovely courtyard to our room.

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We then passed these resting patios, a wonderful extension of the hotel dinner room and lounge.

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We were told that they had some rain that week. But, the day we arrived, it was a beautiful sunny day. The place was ablaze with flowers.

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The next morning, I got up early and could wait to take a walk around the area.

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The endless field and hills were covered with wildflowers, olive trees, and vineyard. I kept walking…

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Thank you for taking a “walking” with me. You don’t want to miss Jo’s Monday walk   🙂

Have a great week!

 

58 thoughts on “Ronda Countryside, Spain

    • Thank you so much, Sue! It was a pleasant experience of staying in a hotel that is out in the field. I’m glad I could share it with your through these photos.

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  1. I would have wanted to stay in Ronda too, Amy, but isn’t this place a delight? My favourite of your shots is the window with the bougainvillea. Absolutely fabulous! If ever I make that move to the Algarve I have to have some creeping up my walls.
    Thanks again for supporting my walking posts. I’ve really enjoyed sitting here visiting, with my cuppa. 🙂 Have a great week!

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    • Bougainvillea was so beautiful in that part of the Spain. I was happy to capture this window. It really is my privilege to join your Monday Walk. Thank you for all the encouraging comments. 🙂

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  2. oh wow – the arch in the first photo really grabbed me – GREAT shot Amy – not just for the start of the post – but it really highlighted the who scene. and I felt like in the last few photos I was walking with you through the wildflowers, olive trees, and vineyard…. such nice flow –
    and while all the pics worked so well for this walk ❤ – the huge splash of color and richness with the pink flowers in the window and on the side – well it was great. and the lighting and angle – but that color – amidst the others – just popped and adde much …;)

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    • Aw, Yvette! How wonderful I could share it with you. Flowers were very happy under the sun after good rains. 🙂 I felt very fortunate to be there and be able to appreciate the beautiful nature. Thank you, Y!

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  3. I can’t wait to see more photos of Ronda. I love that small town. Just when I thought I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen enough, here you come with these beautiful sceneries. My niece married a Spanish gentleman from Seville so for sure, I will swing by Ronda once again in the future. It is not very far from there.

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    • I have more to share 🙂 I, too, love the small town like Ronda. How wonderful to know your niece is in Seville. Hope you get to see her and visit Ronda in the near future.

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    • I’m so encouraged by your comment. I’m so glad we took the trip. Wish we didn’t wait this long to see the beautiful country. I love the people there, they are warm, happy, friendly, helpful… Hope you get to see Barcelona and other places in the near future.

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  4. Lovely pix, Amy. I especially like the composition of the 2nd to last – the poppies in the foreground, the white wall and the dramatic conifers centre ground and then the hills beyond,

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  5. thanks for taking us to this lovely walk, Amy! ronda is such a charming town and what a beautiful place to stay! i love these visits with you, Amy. such a happy space 🙂

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  6. I was going to say exactly the same as Sherri! It is very much a California landscape! If it weren’t for the structures, I would have been certain it WAS CA. What a wonderful walk. I cam along late, but I’m glad I didn’t miss it! 🙂

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    • I agree. Actually, the weather, hot and dry in the summer, is kind like CA. There are a lot of wildflowers reminded me of CA 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. great photos Amy – love the arch, the courtyard and the patios. I’d love to sit out there and enjoy a glass of wine. Were you on a tour then? Or did you book this independently?

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