In the hills and mountains not plowed both alcornocales as (and especially) in the wild olive a leading livestock quintessential popular celebrations develops. The bravo bull has increased over the last decades throughout the Campo de Gibraltar, La Janda and the countryside of Jerez, helping the conservation of most pastures and farms in the environment. Directly associated with the secular establishment of livestock in these mountains and gaditanas countrysides, livestock is vertebró an intricate network of streams, strings and cast, usually joined at the resting places and watering holes.

The enormous size and number of these cattle routes reflects the importance of livestock in these lands. At present, the absence of mass movements of cattle allows new tourist uses compatible with the conservation of this public domain of medieval origin.

The route del Toro meets with his quaintness and artistic monumentality of true value, uniqueness that along its route can be seen the various herds of fighting bulls grazing in their fields, constituting the bull in its field natural, a picture of unusual beauty.

When in the eighteenth century the spectacle of bullfighting starts to become knightly distraction in professional activity, the wild cattle is obliged to undergo a parallel evolution. Cádiz, as referred to in bullfighting and singing, was undisputed pioneer and early eighteenth century Don Jose Gijon had achieved a livestock whose instances highlighted by the height, greed and lightness.

Starting from Jerez de la Frontera, the route includes the municipalities of San José del Valle, Paterna de Rivera, Medina Sidonia, Alcala de los Gazules, Benalup, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera, San Roque, Algeciras and Rate. And it is in most of them, where today traditional festivals remain deeply rooted, in which the bull is the main protagonist. These include the celebration of the Independence of Benalup, with its popular release of young bulls during the weekend of the festival, and the festival of San Jorge de Alcalá de los Gazules (held in late April), where this time the pray will younger (heifer) that roam the streets of the town.

In the municipalities of Arcos de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Paterna de Rivera, Benamahoma and Barrios, it noted even reaches the end of Easter with traditional loose bulls. Every Sunday of Resurrection loose del Toro Hallelujah Paterna and Arcos, where you get to drop up to three bulls spread between Saturday morning and Sunday in the case of Paterna is held, and two on Sunday morning in Arcos. This celebration takes deep roots pointing to the end of Holy Week in Arcos since 1784.


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