August 2017 - Vacation Marbella

Pedro Romero’s fair & Goyesca’s bullfight

The traditional Goyesca’s bullfight takes place every year at Ronda’s bullring during Pedro Romero’s fair.

The bullfight is composed by bullfighters and its crew, dressed with typical Goyescos dresses (dressing from XVIII century and used until XIX century by the middle class).

The Goyesca was firstly organised by the families Ordoñez, Cayetano Ordoñez Araújo, son of the well-known Niño de la Palma, the main person to make this event work out.

The masters knew that Francisco, Paquiri’s son, Odoñez’s grandson, was the perfect heir, who could better understand, feel and continue with the spirit of the Goyesca bullfight. Thus, with the turn of the century, Riviera Ordoñez began to exercise as an entrepreneur of the Maestranza Rondeña.

The bullfighter Francisco Riviera Ordóñez will finally retire during this event after a successful career, it will take place during the 2nd of September. During the fair and Pedro Romero’s parties, he will do the bullfighter corridor together with his brother Cayetano.

We recommend you not to miss such an event like this one, this is something unique in Spain.

Total Solar Eclipse on Monday 21st of August 2017

What is a total solar eclipse?

During a total solar eclipse, the moon covers the entire disk of the sun.

On Monday 21st of August 2017 we will be able to see this rare and beautiful phenomenon known as “American Eclipse”. In America, people will be able to see a complete solar eclipse while in other areas such as Málaga it will be seen partially.

As predicted by the astronomers decades in advance, the shadow arrives with perfect accuracy, and touches down in the north Pacific Ocean at 16:48:33 UT*, at local sunrise. (At that spot, the Sun will actually rise while totally eclipsed. This is a sight few people – even veteran eclipse chasers – have seen, and from what we hear, it is quite uncanny.)

Eclipses are normally named after their darkest phase. If a solar eclipse is total at any point on Earth, it is called a total solar eclipse, even though it’s seen as a partial solar eclipse in most areas.

Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.

In Spain you would see a partial solar eclipse and in Málaga it will start at 20:47.

We invite you to see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights.