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The Feria de Pedro Romero in Ronda 2011

The Feria de Pedro Romero in Ronda 2011

Postby Simon » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:04 pm

The Feria de Pedro Romero in Ronda 2011 (Feria y Fiestas de Pedro Romero 2011)

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Ronda´s most celebrated festival is the annual Feria Goyesca de Pedro Romero,
which takes place during the first week of September every year. Whatever you think of bullfighting
there is no doubt that it still holds a special place in the hearts of Ronda residents.

Bullfight Ronda
The Feria de Pedro Romero takes place during the first week of September, and the main attraction
of this fiesta is the bullfight, which takes place on the first Saturday of the month in the Real
Maestranza Bullring. Tickets are hard to come by, and are often drawn out on a lottery-style basis
a week or two before the events. Before the bullfight there is a procession of horse drawn carriages
through the streets of Ronda with everyone dressed in 18th century Goyesque costumes.
The matadors themselves also wear this traditional attire.
Goyesque Costumes
The tradition of dressing in these 18th century costumes dates from the times of the celebrated
Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. Local bullfighting hero Antonio Ordóñez arranged the first
Goyesque festival in 1954 in honour of the 200th anniversary of Pedro Romero, who is generally
considered the founder of modern bullfighting. Goya painted a famous portrait of Pedro Romero
which is currently on display at the Kimbell Art Foundation in Texas.
The tradition of dressing in Goyesque bullfighting costumes is arranged nowadays
by Francisco Rivera Ordoñez, the grandson of Antonio Ordoñez.
The Ronda festival attracts visitors from all over the world, so if you are looking to stay in
or around the town, book accommodation as early as possible.

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