Ronda Cliff (Natural Monument in the Province)
'Tajo de Ronda' is a cliff and a bridge over a gorge where the Town of Ronda is placed. Its surface is of approximately 47.5 ha, while the gorge in the River Guadalevín is 500 m long, 100 m deep and 50 m wide. The cliff is very steep and ends in a circular hollow called 'La Caldera'.
Thicket is scattered all round the hollow, and it hangs on the cliff and the ledge. As for the animal life, there are crows, swifts and doves, as well as birds of prey, such as peregrine falcons and common kestrels.
Natural Monuments are places or parts of nature which are considered to be significantly unique, rare or beautiful, and therefore are to be protected.
Natural monuments can also be geological formations, palaeontological sites and other geological structures that are of special interest for science, culture or landscape. They can be geological, biotic, geographical, eco-cultural and mixed according to the criteria presented in Article 4 of the Government Decree 225/1999 with regulations regarding the arrangement and management of each of them.
The Council of the Regional Government of Andalusia has authority to establish certain spot or part of nature as a Natural Monument.