Plaza de España

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Ronda , Spain
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Directly across the Puente Nuevo is the main square, Plaza de España, made famous by Hemingway in his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls . Chapter 10 tells how early in the Civil War the 'fascists' of a small town were rounded up in the ayuntamiento , clubbed and made to walk the gauntlet between two lines of townspeople before being thrown off the cliff.

The episode is based on events that took place here in Plaza de España. What was the ayuntamiento is now Ronda's parador .