RONDA’S annual Goyesque bullfighting festival all kicks off tomorrow.
The main attraction of the Feria de Pedro Romero – held from September 1-6 – is the Saturday night bullfight at the Real Maestranza.
Ahead of the event each year, a procession of horse-drawn carriages winds its way through Ronda with everyone dressed in 18th century Goyesque costumes.
The tradition of celebrating Spanish painter Francisco de Goya dates back 60 years to when a local bullfighter arranged the first Goyesque festival to mark the 200th anniversary of Pedro Romero, the founder of modern bullfighting.
Goya’s famous painting of Pedro Romero is currently displayed at the Kimbell Art Foundation in Texas.
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