Paseo de Blas Infante
Park in Ronda
The Paseo de Blas Infante is a park located in Ronda, Spain. Located behind Ronda’s famous bullring bullring are the gardens of Blas Infante. A small park which offers quietness and relaxation in the city center of Ronda often with street musicians, such as flamenco and guitarists, performing along the path. The park offers great views, especially if you walk through it to get to the Mirador de Ronda.
The Paseo de Blas Infante, connects all the Paseos which lead along the top of the gorge. They start furthest away from the Trajo, to the North with Paseo De Los Ingleses, this joins the park Alameda del Tajo, before connecting to Paseo de Orson Welles, Paseo de Ernest Hemingway begins below and goes around the Parador Hotel, and joins Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi.
Besides, the entrance of the park, you will find a monuments honoring the Orson Wells and American writer Ernest Hemingway.
The Auditorio Blas Infante is a great little open air theater and live music venue here, whose backdrop looks out over the valley.
The History of Paseo de Blas Infante Ronda
The park is dedicated to the politician, writer and founder of the 19th century Andalucista independence movement. He was the author of the tierra y libertad or the cry for Land and Freedom that titles Ken Loach’s film about the Civil War.
Ernest Hemingway stayed in Ronda during the summer of 1959 and placed Ronda firmly in literary history with his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Orson Welles fell in love with Spain and Ronda and spent a lot of time there, studying and directing films, not just about Ronda, but also many other regions in this country and his ashes are buried in a well on the outskirts of Ronda.
Paseo de Kazunori Yamauchi and his team created Gran Turismo 6 which has a Ronda set as a Photo Travel and Course Maker location in the game.
Visiting Paseo de Blas Infante
June – September 8.00am – 00.00
September – May: 9.00am – 22.00