Aerial view of El Tajo gorge and the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, Málaga, Spain
© Jude Newkirk/Amazing Aerial Agenc
A gorge-ous town divided. Ronda, Spain
Teetering on the edge of a 400ft drop down to the Guadalevín River, the Spanish town of Ronda in Málaga is split in two by the El Tajo gorge. That bridge in the centre of the image is the newest of three which cross El Tajo, hence the name: Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). It’s not actually that new, having been completed in 1793 to connect the Moorish old town, La Ciudad, with the new town, El Mercadillo. The Puente Nuevo was completed by Spanish architect Jose Martín de Aldehuela, who also designed another of the town’s landmarks - the open-air circular building to the left of the bridge. The Plaza de Toros de Ronda is one of Spain’s oldest bullrings. Built entirely of stone in the 1780s, it's considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting.