In the first week of September, Ronda holds the Pedro Romero Festival – the only event in the world dedicated to a matador.
The festival has undergone renovation, with more activities in town, in the context of the Day Fair. The main attraction, however, is the traditional Goyesque Bullfight.
This bullfight is different from all others. It is a unique show, held at Ronda"s two-century-old bullring, Real Maestranza de Caballería. Many elements turn the Goyesque Bullfight into such a special event; among them there are Ronda and its long and eventful history, which has seduced romantic and modern travellers alike, including Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway.
The first Goyesque Bullfight was held in 1954, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ronda-born matador Pedro Romero. Designated as a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia, the bullfight will have its 57th edition this year.
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How to get here
There are three ways of getting to Ronda from Costa del Sol. If you are coming from Málaga City, follow A-357 heading to Campillos. Past Ardales (about 6 km), take the first exit onto A-367, running past Cuevas del Becerra and leading to Ronda. From San Pedro de Alcántara, drive onto A-376 from AP-7/N-340 and continue straight ahead until you come to Ronda. This is the most common route for drivers coming from Costa del Sol Occidental. The road is in good condition, featuring a few bends and affording views of beautiful landscapes. Finally, if you are driving from Manilva, take AP-7/N-340 and then merge onto A-377 to Gaucín, where you have to access A-369. This road connects to A-376 with 3 km to go before Ronda.
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