Spain 2018: drive through Andalusia

by | Dec 15, 2018 | Food & Drink, International Travel, Travel

Our transit day between Seville and Costa del Sol didn’t quite live up to my hopes and plans, in large part due to the rainy, dreary weather. Hopefully we can see Zahara de la Sierra and some of the other sights in the future.

Ronda was a good stopping point for lunch, so after finding a parking lot we walked a few blocks to Entre Vinos. Both us tried wines from Chinchilla, a rosado for me and the red for Leandra. Cheese plate was fun, the ham, pork and cheese sandwich was tasty, and Leandra enjoyed her pate with jam too.

Entre Vinos

pate with jam

Entre Vinos

The rain let up after lunch so we got to explore town, including the bull ring with sculptures.

Blas Infante  "El Nino de la Palma"

bull statue in front of the bullring

After just a few short blocks you reach the edge of town, which ends in a cliff! It’s hard to believe how they built here…

landscape views for miles

Puente Nuevo  gorge views

mountian views

We got back in the car and convinced my Dad to brave the one-way road to the base of Puente Nuevo, which offers a decent place for hiking and views of the cliffs.

the fam below the Puente Nuevo

From Ronda the weather improved a bit as we approached Marbella, and the ride through the mountains was beautiful. We even managed to pull over so I could photograph a roadside falls.

cloudy landcape

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)