If there is one place, we feel special devotion for in Oway -in addition to our beloved Cordoba– it is undoubtedly Ronda, the steep jewel of Andalusia that houses so many stories and legends that we could write several posts about it.
A curious story full of bandits, fighters and rebels, which has left behind vestiges and monuments that you can visit today to travel through time, at least for a moment, and imagine everything that took place there.
An example of these treasures? The Almocábar Gate, which gives access and protection since the times of the Caliphate to a place as well-known as mysterious. Do you want to know more about this defensive gate? Today in Oway we tell you some curiosities… shall we begin?
First of all…
It should be noted the environment in which Almocábar Gate is located. Ronda is a spectacle for all the senses, an open and unknown book of the deepest history of Andalusia: here the art of bullfighting was forged and, as they say, the very same Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway had fun here.
And its abrupt profile is synonymous with resistance and wild nature. Between cliffs, echoes of the birth of the bulls, vigilante bandits and flamenco ‘quejíos’ (lament) you will spend your hours in Ronda.
Its construction took place at the end of the 13th century during the Muslim period: its configuration with three successive gates and semicircular lateral towers offered the necessary protection to the city. Its position at the top of the ravines and cliffs is the greatest defensive advantage that Ronda has had.
Facts and curiosities
As you can see, the primitive access to Ronda represents the historical and architectural richness of a place that, no matter how much we visit again and again, always has something new to offer.
What are you waiting for to explore Andalusia?