Ronda in the picture

Ronda is romance. In the 19th century many poets, writers and artists travelled to the city. But one-armed bandits and the heart of Robin Hood also found their way to the city on the rock.

Ronda – I am shelling beans, in a valley in Ronda while the 92-year-old Maria Manuela Vallecillo is reciting the 19th- century poet Bécquer. I know, it’s not your standard opening for a travel feature, but then again: what is?

Text: Anneke de Bundel – Images: Nicole Franken

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