Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda is, probably, one of the most iconic places and one of the most famous spots in Andalusia and in Spain. Here are the best photo places of this landmark place in Ronda where you can get the most beautiful angles of the spectacular Puente Nuevo bridge!
In this blog post, you will find all the places with descriptions, photos, and locations where they can be found on Google Maps. We really loved Ronda and all it had to offer! Especially the Puente Nuevo bridge over the deep El Tajo gorge. Happy exploring!
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1. Arco del Cristo viewpoint
Arco del Cristo viewpoint was my favorite photo spot of the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda. In my opinion, here you can get the best angle because the bridge and the waterfall are both very well visible. You can easily take a photo of yourself standing in the shot without covering the beautiful view!
When we went to this viewpoint, there were significantly fewer people than in other viewpoints. Most visitors go to the viewpoints from the city, from the top, and there is another viewpoint closer to the top where the masses usually stay and take photos. However, I recommend this one the most!
At this viewpoint, there is a stone arch – Arco del Cristo – where you can go through and climb a few steps down a path. This is where you will encounter this stone where I am standing in the photo. The best time to go there will be during the day or in the evening when the sunset rays shine over the bridge.
Location: Arco del Cristo viewpoint
2. Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda
Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda has to be the most popular photo spot of Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda. As I said earlier most visitors walk to the viewpoints from above (from the city) and this is the first one on the way downhill, so this is where most people stop.
Want to walk there? There is a pathway with steps leading downhill from the city to the viewpoints and it is quite easy to get there. The first viewpoint is this one and the second one (the lower one) is the Arco del Cristo viewpoint.
I do not recommend going any lower than these two viewpoints because the bridge and the waterfall both become less and less visible. And the bridge will only look smaller and smaller the further downhill you go.
Want to drive there? If you drive a car, I also don’t recommend driving to the very bottom of the gorge as you will have to climb a considerable distance uphill to get the best view! It is better to park your car midway (somewhere here) and then walk to both viewpoints.
Overall, Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda is amongst the best photo spots of the bridge! There is a wide outcrop on the wall of the gorge where you can easily choose a spot to take a photo. Be careful as there are no fences and the cliff is pretty high there!
Location: Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda
3. Trail along El Tajo gorge
This incredible photo spot of Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda is located on a small trail that goes along El Tajo gorge walls down to the bottom of the bridge.
This was probably my second favorite viewpoint because here you can see the massive proportions of the bridge as compared to myself in the photo!
You can get on this trail when you walk in the direction of Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda viewpoint (the previous one!) and just before the viewpoint turn right on a trail that goes along the side of the gorge. The trail is quite easy and not steep at all. Just stay away from the edge of the cliff!
We visited Ronda when it was sunny and dry, however, I am pretty sure that this trail would be dangerous when it is raining. Rockfalls may happen and the trail would get slippery, so make sure to take that into mind! I wouldn’t be surprised if the local authorities closed this trail because of the weather.
Location: Trail along El Tajo gorge
4. Antiguas Ruinas viewpoint
Antiguas Ruinas viewpoint is right before the previous one! Just before starting to walk on the cliffside trail that goes into the gorge, there will be a small photo spot. The exact location is below!
I liked how this photo spot uncovers the deep gorge, the waterfall, and the river when other photo spots only show the bridge and the waterfall.
The viewpoint is called Antigues Ruinas because there are some small ruins nearby, but not really accessible from this point as they are located deeper in the gorge.
Location: Antiguas Ruinas viewpoint
5. Mirador De Cuenca
It is time to check out the bridge from the other side! The best photo spot of the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda from the city is from Jardines De Cuenca gardens which are located on the cliffside. The viewpoint is very easily accessible and requires little climbing.
Mirador De Cuenca is probably the best place to go in the morning as the sunrays illuminate the bridge from this side. The other side will be in the shade. The only con for this side is that you can’t see the waterfall, but I really liked this spot nevertheless. It is less known and less popular than other spots.
Location: Mirador De Cuenca
6. Mirador de Aldehuela
Mirador de Aldehuela viewpoint is one of the easiest to access as it is located up in the city right next to the bridge and requires no climbing at all.
However, it has a limited view of the bridge and not-so-impressive photo opportunities. This is the place where group tours usually gather during the day.
If you are in the city for a short stop then this is a nice place to see the Puente Nuevo bridge. I would come here during the morning hours when the sunrays illuminate this side of the bridge.
However, if you have a couple more minutes to spare, I would recommend walking to the previously mentioned viewpoint – Mirador De Cuenca – for a better view.
Location: Mirador de Aldehuela
7. Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi
Another great viewpoint for a quick photo is on Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi – a paved city pathway along the gorge. Although I went in the morning, this would be a better photo spot in the afternoon.
This is another viewpoint that requires no climbing and is very easily accessible. It does get crowded when the group tour busses arrive at Ronda, however, there is plenty of space for many people.
Tip! By the way, right next to the bridge, there is a small hut on this side of the bridge. There you can buy entry tickets to the inside of the bridge.
You can see small doors in the photo right in the middle of the bridge. There is a room that you can visit for a small fee. Nothing too extraordinary, but cool nevertheless.
Location: Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi
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Ronda was one of my favorite towns in Andalusia! The iconic town is standing on the top of a hill with a deep gorge – El Tajo – cutting through it and a massive bridge – Puente Nuevo – connecting both sides of the town.
I hope you enjoy your time in this iconic mountaintop town as much as we did! Remember to explore Ronda beyond Puente Nuevo bridge and visit other sites like Arab Baths, and the bull ring, or climb up on the roof of Ronda church to see Ronda from above! Happy exploring!