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Ronda - Pilar de Cartajima - Acueducto Romano (SL-A 39)

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Distance
5.25 mi
Elevation gain
413 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
308 ft
Max elevation
2,554 ft
TrailRank 
55 5
Min elevation
2,289 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
2 hours 26 minutes
Coordinates
1479
Uploaded
April 28, 2021
Recorded
February 2018
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near Ronda, Andalucía (España)

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Itinerary description

This track, signposted SL-A 39 Pilar de Cartajima, will also take you to the remains of a Roman aqueduct. It begins at the old entrance to Ronda, the Almocabar Gate. You quickly leave the city itself and are on a gravel track for a while and then a foot path that leads to a spot where, if you peer carefully through the trees, you can see the arches of the aqueduct that brought water to the city during Roman times.

Walk 2 on a long-distance walking trip in the Serranía de Ronda
From our journal:
Ronda has about 700 years of Roman history and another 700 years of Arabic history. Our goal today was to see reminders of both. Months ago, when we first learned from Patrick Elvin’s walking guide to the Serranía de Ronda that there was a trail leading to the remains of a Roman aqueduct just outside of Ronda, we immediately moved it to the top of our “Possible Ronda Walks” list. In our eagerness to spot this treasure, we left before the sun was fully up. We distracted ourselves from thinking about the -2 degree C temperature by reminiscing about our favorite pieces of music about dawn breaking - Debussy’s Daphnis and Chloe and Ginastera’s Pananbi - an appropriate subject for a pre-sunrise walk.

Possibilities for eating/sleeping:
Apartamentos La Colegiata - Plaza de la Duquesa de Parcent, next to the Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor. The apartments are close to the starting point for numerous trails starting from Ronda. The owner is helpful with maps and questions.
La Tragata, C/ Nueva 4, near Puente Nuevo - for tacos
Casa María, Ruedo Alameda 27, Barrio San Francisco - for a meal after walking

Resources
Video: RTVE has produced an excellent series on Roman engineering in Spain with two programs specifically on aqueducts. They are in Spanish with Spanish subtitles; the narrator's speech is very clear and the reenactments are easy to follow visually, so even if you don't speak Spanish, they are well-worth watching and will add to your enjoyment of seeing the aqueduct on this walk..
Ingeniería romana - Los acueductos I
https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/ingenieria-romana/acueductos/5781769/

Ingeniería romana - Los acueductos II
https://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/videos/ingenieria-romana/acueductos-ii/5781820/

Trail description
https://www.rondatoday.com/walk-ronda-pilar-de-cartajima/

Previous walk: A Walk Along the Tajo
https://www.wikiloc.com/walking-trails/ronda-estacion-alameda-del-tajo-puente-nuevo-71781367

Next walk - Baños Arabes
https://www.wikiloc.com/walking-trails/ronda-banos-arabes-jardines-de-cuenca-puente-nuevo-plaza-mondragon-santa-maria-la-mayor-71930160

Link to journal
http://hiking.topicwise.com/doc/GenalValley

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Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,436 ft
Photo ofPilar de Cartajima Photo ofPilar de Cartajima Photo ofPilar de Cartajima

Pilar de Cartajima

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,521 ft
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Roman aqueduct

Comments  (2)

  • Photo of La Cazalla
    La Cazalla Feb 8, 2024

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    We returned via a different route, but thank you for the suggestion.

  • Photo of IslandWalker
    IslandWalker Feb 8, 2024

    I'm glad it was helpful! Your blog is also. Thanks.

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