The famous Nuevo Punto also known as the New Bridge in Ronda is one of Andalucía’s most incredible Instagram spots. The bridge spans the el Tajo gorge where the valley floor is a staggering 98m below the bridge! Finished in 1793, tourists have enjoyed admiring the epic bridge from several viewpoints for centuries. Yet with so many viewpoints to choose from which offer the best views and photos of the Ronda bridge? Which view of the Nuevo Punte is best at what time of day? This is the ultimate guide to the amazing views of the Ronda Bridge. Here are 6 viewpoints of the Nuevo Punte which will help your holiday snaps make all your friends very jealous of your trip to Ronda. There are maps throughout the post to help you plan your day and a map at the end with all of the Ronda Bridge viewpoints.
- Which view of the Ronda bridge is best in the morning?
- Which view of the Ronda bridge is best in the afternoon?
- The best views of the Ronda bridge
Which view of the Ronda bridge is best in the morning?
For the best views of the Ronda bridge in the morning you need to go to the Eastern viewpoints.The Ronda Bridge spans the El Tajo gorge in a rough north to south direction. This means that you need to follow the sun for the best photos of the Ronda bridge. In the mornings, the sun will shine on the Eastern side of the bridge. This means you should go to the view points Mirador De Cuenca and Mirador Aldehuela in the morning. Just remember, for the best views of the Ronda bridge in the morning head to the East of the bridge.
Which view of the Ronda bridge is best in the afternoon?
The best views of the Ronda bridge in the afternoon can be found to the West of the bridge. If you have arrived in Ronda after midday you should check out mirador de Puente Nuevo, the view from the Arch of Christ, the view from the secret via ferrata or the view from the river Guadalevin. There are many spectacular views of the New Bridge in Ronda to be admired in the afternoon.
The 6 best views of the New Bridge in Ronda
Viewpoint Mirador De Cuenca
To get to the Jardines De Cuenca viewpoint from the New Bridge of Ronda go down the Calle Rosario. Turn right onto Calle Virgen de los Remedios and continue heading downwards. Keep your eyes peeled for a small narrow cobbled street on your right. Once you find it, follow the path on Calle Escolleras and you have reached the lovely gardens of Jardines De Cuenca. These gardens were created in 1975 to celebrate the twinning of Ronda with Cuenca. In total there are 23 terraces full of tropical plants and roses. There are lovely views over the Andalucian countryside. Yet the real reason you have come is not to admire this cliffhanging gardens but to see the viewpoint Mirador De Cuenca.
As the viewpoint from the Jardines De Cuenca is situated to the East of the New bridge, mornings are the best time to visit this Ronda bridge view point.
Few people venture to this New Bridge viewpoint as many head straight to the western viewpoints. This means there will be fewer people to battle with to get your perfect Instagram shot of the Ronda bridge.
There may also be a few cats also admiring the view.
View from Mirador de Aldehuela
The mirador de Aldehuela is the viewpoint which is closest to the bridge itself. The name Aldehuela was bestowed to this viewpoint in honour of the Spanish architect Jose Martin de Aldehuela who built the Puente Nuevo. Aldehuela also finished building the cathedral in Malaga.
You need a head for heights on this viewpoint. You are suspended above the El Tajo gorge and can see Ronda’s New Bridge in its full glory.
Mirador de Aldehuela is Ronda’s most popular and therefore busiest viewpoints. It is very accessible as no stairs meaning all can enjoy this viewpoint of the Puente Nuevo. You may have to push to get to the front. However, once you make it to the railings you view of the New Bridge is spectacular.
As the Aldehuela viewpoint is to the South East of New Bridge in Ronda, mornings are the best time to visit the Mirador de Aldehela.
View from Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda
Reaching the Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda requires a steep walk down a dusty path. Yet your efforts will be rewarded for the instaworthy view from one of Ronda’s most spectacular viewpoints.
As you head down the path towards the Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda look out for balancing rocks on your right. Once you see them, head on the less trodden path to reach the Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda.
From here you have uninterrupted views across the El Tajo gorge onto the New Bridge of Ronda. Whether you choose to pose on the boulder or just by gazing out towards the Puente Nuevo de Ronda you will be able to take some very instagrammable photos.
The view almost does not look real with the pretty waterfall gracefully falling into the Guadalevin river.
As the view from the Mirador Puente Nuevo de Ronda is to the West of the New bridge, afternoons are the best time to venture down to this viewpoint. Just make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water in your water bottle as the dry heat from the Spanish sun can be unforgiving.
This is a fairly popular viewpoint in Ronda, yet the dusty path puts some visitors off from venturing meaning that you will not have to wait too long to take your incredible photos of the New Bridge in Ronda.
This viewpoint is also the start of the secret via ferrata in Ronda. Adventurous, adrenaline seeking travellers may wish to descend into the gorge from this via ferrata. If you do decide to do so, you will see a view of the Puente Nuevo de Ronda that few visitors to Ronda see!
View from Ronda’s secret Via Ferrata
The view from Ronda’s secret via ferrata is not one that most travellers to Ronda see. Few tourists notice the mental railings clinging into the cliff side. If you are an adventurous and adrenaline seeking photographer with a good head for heights venture down the Ronda via ferrata for a spectacular view of the New Bridge in Ronda.
You can find the start of the via ferrata from the Mirador Nuevo de Ronda viewpoint. Opposite the boulder there are mental steps. Carefully ascend the steps. Take your time and watch your step. This route should be done with the help of carabiners and ropes or alternatively as part of a guided tour. Yet if like us, your fool-hardy side gets the better of you, you are in for a spectacular view of the Ronda bridge from the via ferrata.
The best time for incredible photos of the Ronda bridge from the via ferrata are early afternoon. By early afternoon, the sun should have started to illuminate the west side of the bridge. Also, the hottest time of day in Andalucía tends to be between 3pm to 6pm. Try to time your ascent to avoid the heat of the day.
Click here for the ultimate guide to the secret via ferrata in Ronda.
WARNING: Just please take care on these steps! Remember it is not worth putting yourself in danger for a selfie!
View from the Arch of Christ
The View from the Arch of Christ is THE view of the Puente Nuevo de Ronda. You may have seen images of the New Bridge in Ronda and chances are they were taken from the Arch of Christ viewpoint. The arch itself is picturesque with its Moorish features but the view over the gorge towards the bridge is breath-taking. There are no railings, offering incredible views of one of Spain’s most spectacular sites.
In order to reach the Arch of Christ, you will need to walk down the path from the Plaza de Maria Auxiliadora. Follow the path downwards for about 10-15 minutes. You will see the lonely gate of the Arch of Christ before you reach it.
The best time to visit the view of the New bridge from the Arch of Christ is afternoon due to its westerly position. There is limited shade on this route so make sure you wear a hat, stay hydrated, covered up or have plenty of sun cream on.
This is most definitely the most spectacular Puente Nuevo de Ronda viewpoint. You will never want to leave this fairy-tale scene. Make sure you have a fully charged camera in order to take some truly Instagram worthy pictures of yourself and the New Bridge.
View from the Rio Guadalevin
If you manage to make it from the top of Ronda town all the way down into the gorge of El Tajo and to the river Guadalevin congratulations! Only those who venture down to view the New bridge of Ronda from below will truly appreciate the sheer size of the Puente Nuevo.
You can reach the rio Guadalevin by following the tourist path until you reach the Arch of Christ where you must then go through the gate and follow a small dirt path. Alternatively, adventurers may have survived Ronda’s secret via ferrata and can reach the river from the base of the via ferrata. Once you reach the base, turn right and always take the path going downwards.
Your efforts to reach the Guadalevin river will be rewarded. Photographers will love taking photos of the whitewashed stones, turquoise waters and of course the New bridge towering high above!
Depending on your time (and how much energy you have left) you may wish to venture to the base of the waterfall itself. You can take the ultimate selfie with the waterfall and the bridge towering high above you from the waterfall pool. This is one of the Puente Nuevo’s best viewpoints.
The view from the river Guadalevin is best experienced in the early afternoon. As you will have to climb back out of the gorge you should avoid the ferocious sun between 3pm and 6pm.
Which viewpoint of the Ronda New Bridge would you most like to visit?
There are many spectacular viewpoints of the New Bridge in Ronda. I hope this list has inspired you and helped you plan your visit depending on what time of day you arrive in Ronda. Just remember to head East in the morning and West in the afternoon. Also, some viewpoints such as the Mirador de Aldehuela are busier than others. The view of Puente Nuevo from the rio Guadalevin or from the via ferrata on the other hand will not have many tourists at all. Which viewpoint would you most like to visit? Let us know in the comments below!