The Bulls of Guisando are attributed to the Vettones and date back to the 3rd century BCE. They consist of four granite sculptures representing four-footed animals, believed to be bulls or boars, and are considered to have a magic-religious function to aid fertility or protect livestock. An alternative theory is that they were used to mark the boundaries of pastureland.

They symbolise the wealth of an essentially rural environment and are one of the finest examples of Spanish Pre-Roman art.

It is likely that they were brought together on a single site by the legionnaires as trophies of their conquests. Bearing Latin inscriptions, these boars or bulls provide an insight into the concerns of their creators; artists immersed in a society that was eradicated by Romanisation.

The lands on which the Bulls stand and the ruins of the former Monastery of the Order of St Jerome, have been declared a Scenic Site.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Archaeology site
Construction:
Sculpture / Statue
Historical Period:
Celt (Vetton)

Address

Ctra. C-501. Venta Juradera. El Tiemblo. 05270 Ávila.

Telephone: 918 625 002

More information

Tourist Office of Tiemblo (El)

Address:

Pº de Recoletos. El Tiemblo. 05270 Ávila.

Telephone: 918 625 002

Email: turismo@eltiemblo.es

Tourist Office Regional of Ávila

Address:

Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717

Email: oficinadeturismodeavila@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Winter (October, 16 – April, 14):
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 15:00 – 18:00
    • Closed: monday to thursday
  • Summer (April, 15 – October, 15):
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 15:00 – 21:00
    • Closed: monday to thursday

Tickets

2 € (Free, under 14)

Remarks: Open the first three Wednesdays of each month, except 24, 25 and 31 December, and January 1.For extraordinary visits (outside these hours ) contact by email to visitastorosguisando@gmail.com Day free visit: the first Friday of each month, and the first three Wednesdays of each month.

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