Spring florals in Ronda, Spain

The look

I feel like this trip was the perfect welcome into spring for me. Everything was amazing about this day. The weather was sunny and the flowers were blooming. So my outfit had to go accordingly. I found this floral maxi dress on Zaful, an online retailer with all kinds of fun stuff.

Even though spring has sprung in southern Spain, it felt a tad chilly. My friend Karla and I popped into a little boutique called Aerostato. The women working were super friendly and impressed with our Spanish. I found this white jacket there and it just paired perfectly with the look. The chucks ... well why not? Especially when doing a bit of hiking.

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

El Puente Nuevo (the big bridge in Ronda)

If any of you have already seen photos of Ronda, you have likely seen photos of the bridge. You can cross it and then hike down below it. It's called Puente Nuevo because it is the newest of the three bridges that cross the Guadalevín River. New, however, means 1759. According to wikipedia, it took 34 years to build. They used to use the arches as a prison during the civil war in Spain.

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Getting down there

This can be the hard and confusing part. If you take a bus or train to Ronda (we took the train), you will walk to the center of town. From here, walk to the Plaza de Toros (virtually every town or city in Spain has an old ring where bullfighting used to happen. And sadly in some parts, it still takes place). From here, you can walk out to the Mirador de Ronda and soak in the amazing views. The weather was just absolutely perfect when we were there.

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain Ronda, Spain

Then if you go to your left from the mirador and cross the bridge, you will find the pathway to get down to the right. You have to walk down this street and you will get to a plaza. If it's a weekend, someone likely will be playing a guitar.

I would recommend a good pair of shoes for walking down. There are many spots to snap a good photo once you're down.

Ronda, Spain Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain Ronda, Spain

Food time

After all that walking, we were hungry. The ladies who worked at Aerostato recommended several restaurants to us. Both were at least a 15 minute walk, but it was worth it. The one we chose was amazing. It is called Bar El Convento. You could tell that this restaurant was a local favorite (as opposed to an over-priced restaurant for the tourists) because it was packed. Spanish people always say that if a restaurant is packed, it's good. Luckily we snagged two seats at the bar and ordered ourselves some tinto de veranos (a popular drink with wine, spritzer and fruit). It was also around 11 euros for each of us, which included three drinks and three tapas. Not a bad deal at all.

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

A few more of Ronda, Spain

This is now my favorite small town in Spain. It is absolutely beautiful.

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What are some of your favorite small towns that you have visited?

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This dress was provided to me for free in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Your dress looks great! Ronda, Spain looks pretty cool as well! How do you manage to pack for your trips? Are you able to pack light, or do you have to take large suitcases because of the dresses?

    1. Hi Pavi! Thanks! So this was actually a day trip from Granada. This day, I had a backpack with dresses that was by my friend’s feet as she took the photos.

  2. Your photos of Spain are gorgeous! I am in looovee with this dress. I would’ve never thought to pair it with sneakers but I love the casual and quirky vibe that it adds. I had never heard of Ronda, Spain before but it looks so quaint and beautiful.

  3. The dress is gorgeous, as well as the scenic photos. I love the architecture. The floral dress and this place is perfect to welcome Spring, indeed!

  4. Now this is a beautiful small town! I love finding small places of adventure like this to explore. That’s also a cute little dress you’re wearing 🙂

  5. This is so dreeeeamy. <3 I love places like this (this post is seriously giving me some wanderlust feels). Also, your dress is lovely!

  6. Such a pretty floral maxi. I love it with the red Converse and white denim jacket. And what amazing views. It looks so pretty and very warm, over there.

    P.S. Did you see you were featured last week on my Thursday Moda?

  7. The dress and the jacket look great on you. It looks like it would be hot so I was surprised when you said you needed the jacket but it looks great as well. It sounds like you had a great time in Ronda.

  8. Stunning rocks and lanscapes! And the mirador wow! I didn’t know Ronda before, will visit next time I come back from Morocco through Gibraltar.

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