Ronda is already experiencing the new edition of its annual Feria of Pedro Romero. The festivities dedicated to this important figure in bullfighting and declared National Tourist Interest in Andalusia, have started Tuesday late afternoon with the traditional parade and after that the fireworks. The Goyescas show off their costumes, inspired by the paintings of Goya, in the entourage.
Until next Sunday, the city of Tajo lives one of its most deeply rooted traditions and also one of the major tourist periods, along with Easter. The hotels in the area are fully booked especially during the day of the Corrida (bull fight) Goyesca Saturday, the 60th. Overall, the tourism sector, the predominant economic one in Ronda, expects the fair as an economic lever.
Broadly speaking – again – the Fair brings little new this year. Monday this year’s poster of the fair was presented the beginning of Carrera Espinel, next to the bullring. This has been based on a design on a Japanese oil painter, the late Miki Haruta, a gesture that also could be seen as an acknowledgement to the many Japanese tourists that visit de city yearly.
The fair center opened yesterday; their also is a cattle fair today; and an exhibition by the painter and sculptor Julio Cuesta (IV Pregón Taurino of Goyescas) will be held on Friday at the Convent of Santo Domingo, as a prelude to the big day of the Fair, when thousands of people cluttering the bullring Ronda and its surroundings to see enter the bullfighters and the arena Goyesca ladies in carriages.
As with many of these ‘things’ I often get the feeling that it is every year more or less the same, but both most of the Spanish and the many visitors completely disagree with that, of course.