Puente Viejo

Puente Viejo, Ronda: Address, Puente Viejo Reviews: 4.5/5

Puente Viejo
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
A very nice bridge in the gorge leading away from the main Puente Nuevo down to the Arab Baths and Roman bridge. Or better done in reverse,. A stroll from the old town gate Puerta de Almocabar to the Arab baths and just 10 metres to this bridge gives good views of the old city wall, the baths, the Roman bridge and then walk uphill past Puente Viejo 16th century bridge to Mirador de Cuenca. and then finally Puente Nuevo Time well spent covering many good sites.
Written October 11, 2021
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tripsandfood55
London, UK2,386 contributions
AKA - St. Michaels Bridge & Puente Arabe. Built by the Arab's and located a few meters up from the Roman bridge. Built in the 16th century (balconied niches were introduced in the 18th century), and carries pedestrian. One of several attractions around the area.
Written February 11, 2022
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Donald B
Sheffield, UK24 contributions
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My wife and I are currently visiting Ronda, again. This time we are exploring the Moorish and ancient places.
The old bridge is one place to visit, it is spectacular. It is also near to the old Arab baths. A nice trip into the history of this ancient city.
Written March 21, 2022
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Troy Hicks
Marbella, Spain10 contributions
From here you can really see the old city walls and the new part of town divide. The walk down and back up is steep and cobbled but beautiful, stop by the fountain next to the bridge for some water.
Written October 20, 2019
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Arkadyl
El Salvador143 contributions
Although Puente Nueve beats everything with its jaw-drapping views, Puente Viejo also provides spectacular views of the gorge , the city and the beautiful valley outside Ronda as well as the Roman Bridge. Views from the both sides of the bridge are nothing but great. Definitely worth visiting, without it the trip to Ronda would be incomplete.
Written August 26, 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
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If there wouldn’t be the famous Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo the old bridge would be admired by all those people, who now run to see the New Bridge. I did so, and that was the place, from where I had the first glance on this old beauty. It looks sturdier than its younger brother, as you observe how the stumbling water runs away in between his two strong legs apart. We watched as the road, winding on the edge of the rocks runs into the bridge, and the swirling water deep down below. This more than 400 years old pedestrian bridge has the right to claim half an hour from your time and pays back to you with its intense, pure, no fuss beauty.
Written May 10, 2019
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Bruce W
Mijas, Spain1,754 contributions
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There seems to be precious little information available about this particular bridge It is not the most majestic, or the oldest, or the smallest of the three bridges that span the Guadalevin river over its course through the Tajo gorge. The oldest bridge is the ‘Roman’ bridge, which in its present form, is actually partly of Moorish origins and later construction . This is the lowest bridge, geographically speaking, close to the Arab Baths, both of which now fall outside the current city walls.

The Puente Viejo is the middle bridge that is currently accessible by pedestrian traffic only. This bridge has a single span of stone and seems to be a little larger in structure than its near neighbour the ‘Roman’ Bridge lower down. The gate above the bridge, the Arco de Felipe V, would have been the only entrance to the city from this end, making it an important point in the city’s defence.

There seems to be some difference of opinion as to the construction date of the bridge. Some say it was built in 1616, others say it is a 16th century structure. In common with many structures of this nature, it has passed through a number of renovations and repairs over the years. The balcony-like niches on the bridge itself, as an example, were created as part of an 18th century renovation.

Standing on the Puente Viejo provides an excellent point for taking photos looking towards the Puente Nuevo bridge above and down towards the ‘Roman’ Bridge below, quite apart from other scenic opportunities for photographs of the city and the surrounding countryside. From the Puente Viejo here one can take the steps down to the Calle Molino de Alarcon below and the Arab Baths.
Written August 1, 2018
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dskid
Overland Park, KS2,546 contributions
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I'm surprised that this is ranked so low in the Ronda Things to Do. I don't think a visit to Ronda would be complete without stopping here, so I'd have this in the top 10. Beautiful views and I'm not sure I'd get any better appreciation of the town than I did here.

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Written December 27, 2017
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,619 contributions
Ronda is famous for its bridges over the "Río Guadalevin", connecting both sides of the awesome "El Tajo" gorge! "Puente Viejo" is a lovely pedestrian bridge and from its small "Mirador", you will certainly catch nice views of the gorge and the magnificent "Puente Nuevo", as well of the neighboring attractions, as "Arco de Felipe V", "Puente Romano". "Jardínes de Cuenca" and "Iglesia del Padre Jesús". Enjoy!
Written February 23, 2020
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK548 contributions
Far older than its big brother up the hill but worth a visit (on the way to the Arab Baths too). So much quieter as now a pedestrian crossing. I suspect many "day" visitors don't get down this far.
Written August 14, 2019
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