Stone sculptures of Iberian origin
Toros de Guisando
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.
- Escultura / Estatua
- Periodo Histórico:
- Celta (Vetón)
Tourist Office of Tiemblo (El)
Pº de Recoletos. El Tiemblo. 05270 Ávila.
Telephone: 918 625 002
Tourist Office Regional of Ávila
Tickets2 € (Free, under 14)
Remarks: Open the first three Wednesdays of each month, except 24, 25 and 31 December, and January 1. On Fridays the monument will only be open to the visitor in the afternoon. For extraordinary visits (outside these hours ) contact by email to email@example.com Day free visit: the first Friday of each month, and the first three Wednesdays of each month.
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