Recommendation by Lemi
Come to the home of Corridas de Toros at Plaza de Toros de Ronda! Step back through time during the Pedro Romero Fair when the town’s traditions come to life. Festivities start late August and culminate in early September with food, flamenco, and bullfights! The rest of the year, the ring is mainly used as the equestrian center for the Royal School of Cavalry and the Museo Taurino. Rent an audio tour and explore the grounds with history right at your fingertips. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the torero would be on horseback during bouts with a bull. Francisco Romero, is credited to have first faced his bovine opponent on foot. The Romero family birthed a dynasty of bullfighters and introduced other iconic practices, like the use of a muleta and the fatal strike by estoque (sword). Their entire clan moulded the corridas into an artform. Francisco’s grandson, Pedro Romero, became the greatest of their lineage with a career spanning 28 years and thousands of victorious matches.
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